Meet the team – Alex Silverwood

Alex Silverwood Odds & Ends

Background I grew up in the Wiararapa and moved down to Wellington in 2009. This is where I completed my degree in Management and Human Resources in 2012. From here I worked for a couple of large organisation’s and found that I really liked working in Accounts. I then took up a post graduate diploma with the Accounting Specialisation in …

Time for a Wake Up Call

Hamish Mexted Business Strategy & Planning, Odds & Ends

Now we think it’s time for a wakeup call. Business is tough, business is hard and a lot of small business owners are working for little to no profit. While we don’t want to be scaring anyone away from business, we think it’s best that you’re aware of the tough times ahead for any start up. For example, a chef …

Bringing Big Data to Small Business

Riann Umaga-Marshall Business Strategy & Planning, Odds & Ends

The key to moving small businesses forward is ensuring you have access to the right tools. From the team around you through to the information you use to make vital decisions. No matter what size your business is to progress to the next stage you want to be confident you can take that plunge. This is where better more effective …

Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

Keitha McClure Asset Protection, Odds & Ends

Many people make expensive, easily avoidable mistakes when shopping for a mortgage. “Borrowers who don’t do their homework often end up paying more than they should, and in some cases that extra cost can really hurt,” says Paul Sian, a real estate lawyer and Realtor with HER Realtors in Cincinnati. Below are 5 key mistakes to avoid making. Fixing your …

Top Five Tips for New Business Owners

Eugenie Jones Business Strategy & Planning, Odds & Ends

Running your own business sounds like a dream – you’re the boss and surely you will come into riches fairly quickly right? Unfortunately, more often than not you will quickly discover that this road is not an easy one. Having a business plan and always being clear about which steps to take next are your starting point but here are …