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Why you should regularly review your pricing strategy
11 October 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Why you should regularly review your pricing strategy

Despite the many challenges faced by small businesses over the past few years, those that have forged...
How startups can successfully execute their first capital raise
30 August 2022 | Minutes to read: 5

How startups can successfully execute their first capital raise

Undertaking a capital raise is complex and often daunting. It requires time and planning. If you’re considering...
Exit your business effectively and avoid deal fatigue
4 June 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Exit your business effectively and avoid deal fatigue

So you’ve decided to exit your business. But what is the best route to the door? There...
Skills of a Virtual CFO: Accounting and financial reporting
3 May 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Skills of a Virtual CFO: Accounting and financial reporting

Virtual CFOs can support busy business owners by identifying potential risks and implementing financial strategies to drive...
Reporting requirements for domestic trusts – what you need to know
19 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Reporting requirements for domestic trusts – what you need to know

The Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill that passed in December 2020 introduced new disclosure...
The rise of inflation and its impact on business
19 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

The rise of inflation and its impact on business

Inflationary pressures have been steadily increasing over the past year with prices being driven by rising global...
Stakeholder engagement: Valuable skills of a Virtual CFO
1 April 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Stakeholder engagement: Valuable skills of a Virtual CFO

Virtual CFOs possess unique skills that enable them to assist growing businesses in many ways. Here, we...
Technology and the future Virtual CFO (VCFO)
15 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

Technology and the future Virtual CFO (VCFO)

This article is the second in a series that looks at the VCFO role, how it differs...
Compliance the biggest source of stress for business owners, but integral to success
4 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 3

Compliance the biggest source of stress for business owners, but integral to success

A staggering 85% of SME business owners have identified compliance as the biggest source of stress in...
COVID-19: Further financial help available for NZ businesses
3 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

COVID-19: Further financial help available for NZ businesses

Most businesses are operating relatively normally, but there are some sectors which continue to experience a significant...
Key year-end tax tips for business owners
1 March 2022 | Minutes to read: 4

Key year-end tax tips for business owners

Financial year-end can be daunting, particularly for business owners that simply lack the time to pre-plan and...
It’s red or orange for NZ – so, what support is currently available for businesses?
7 December 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

It’s red or orange for NZ – so, what support is currently available for businesses?

With the shift to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, businesses will have more flexibility to open and...
New disclosure requirements for domestic trusts
3 November 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

New disclosure requirements for domestic trusts

Following amendments to the Tax Administration Act 1994 in December 2020, trustees of certain domestic trusts will...
Is your strategic management report set up for effective decision making?
25 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 5

Is your strategic management report set up for effective decision making?

Management reports aim to allow users to assess the company’s strategy, identify its strengths and concerns and...
New taxation Bill responds to changing business practices and technology
14 October 2021 | Minutes to read: 7

New taxation Bill responds to changing business practices and technology

The new Taxation (Annual Rates for 2021–22, GST, and Remedial Matters) Bill includes a range of proposed...
Interest deductibility rules on residential investment property and proposed exemptions
30 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Interest deductibility rules on residential investment property and proposed exemptions

The interest deductibility proposals announced in March aimed to dampen investor demand for existing residential properties and...
Financial forecasting 101
27 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Financial forecasting 101

What is financial forecasting? Financial forecasting is the process of estimating the future financial performance of a...
Second round of COVID-19 Wage Subsidy opens to businesses needing financial support
3 September 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

Second round of COVID-19 Wage Subsidy opens to businesses needing financial support

Latest Update The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 is being paid in two-week periods. Since the alert...
COVID-19 financial support for NZ businesses affected by latest lockdown
19 August 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

COVID-19 financial support for NZ businesses affected by latest lockdown

With the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021, the Government has reactivated the Wage...
What is a Virtual CFO and how could one help your business?
23 July 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

What is a Virtual CFO and how could one help your business?

With the transition to real time accounting using cloud-based software, an increase in flexible working arrangements and...
Not-for-profits entities and Australian charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
27 May 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

Not-for-profits entities and Australian charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

What is a not-for-profits entity? A not-for-profit entity, as its name suggests, is an organisation that does...
Property tax changes and what it means for property owners and investors
21 April 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Property tax changes and what it means for property owners and investors

Major changes were recently announced by the Government to try and cool the overheating New Zealand housing...
Preparing for tax time: The do’s and don’ts that will maximise your tax position
9 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 4

Preparing for tax time: The do’s and don’ts that will maximise your tax position

Preparing for tax time can be daunting – especially as a small business owner when it adds...
COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 is now available, and a second round of the Resurgence Support Payment has been announced
4 March 2021 | Minutes to read: 3

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 is now available, and a second round of the Resurgence Support Payment has been announced

Applications for the Wage Subsidy open Thursday 4 March 2021, and payments start from Monday 8 March...
COVID-19: Government support payments available for businesses and organisations
23 February 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

COVID-19: Government support payments available for businesses and organisations

Applications are now open for the Resurgence Support Payment. On 17 February, the Prime Minister announced the...
NZ Government extends the small business cashflow (loan) scheme
20 November 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

NZ Government extends the small business cashflow (loan) scheme

The cashflow loan scheme provides one-off loans to support the cash flow needs of small businesses impacted...
Accessing regional business support funding for professional advice and training services
14 October 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

Accessing regional business support funding for professional advice and training services

Funding has been made available through the Regional Business Partner Network to help SMEs recover from the...
The advantages of outsourcing parts of your business
24 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

The advantages of outsourcing parts of your business

The global outsourcing industry has grown exponentially over the years but continues to have a variable reputation....
How to navigate an IRD audit with the best possible outcome
24 September 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How to navigate an IRD audit with the best possible outcome

This article was first published in the CFO Series Magazine in September 2020 An IRD audit is...
The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 2
4 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 2

In this two-part series, William Buck Manager Business Advisory, Eric Flammang provides his recommendations for monitoring and...
The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 1
4 August 2020 | Minutes to read: 5

The importance of cash flow forecasting and ‘how to’ during COVID19 | Part 1

In this two-part series, William Buck Manager Business Advisory, Eric Flammang provides his recommendations for monitoring and...
International tax in the time of COVID-19
29 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

International tax in the time of COVID-19

William Buck Tax Director Jayesh Kumar and Accountant Harrison Stutt answer some common questions asked by their...
How a Disaster Recovery Plan can help you adapt quicker
29 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

How a Disaster Recovery Plan can help you adapt quicker

The ability to return to ‘business as usual’ will be influenced by a number of factors including...
Why hiring a virtual CFO can be a game-changer
24 July 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

Why hiring a virtual CFO can be a game-changer

Given the time pressures of running a business, many startups and even SME’s, can only devote a...
Law changes bring relief to directors and debt
16 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Law changes bring relief to directors and debt

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
Latest tax changes will help SMEs
16 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 3

Latest tax changes will help SMEs

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
COVID-19 & Life Insurance – can I claim?
6 April 2020 | Minutes to read: < 1

COVID-19 & Life Insurance – can I claim?

Here at William Buck, we’ve received a number of queries from clients asking whether their insurance policies...
COVID-19 | Business hibernation strategies
6 April 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

COVID-19 | Business hibernation strategies

Businesses around the world are finding themselves in unchartered waters. COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on...
NZ Government makes changes to Wage Subsidy scheme to keep workers in jobs
31 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NZ Government makes changes to Wage Subsidy scheme to keep workers in jobs

Effective 27 March, modifications to the Wage Subsidy Scheme will apply to ensure people don’t lose their...
NZ announces further assistance with wage subsidies, mortgages and business finance
29 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

NZ announces further assistance with wage subsidies, mortgages and business finance

Wage subsidies Following this week’s Government announcement, wage subsidies will now be available for all employers that...
How NZ’s COVID-19 stimulus can boost your cash flow and provide necessary relief
19 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 4

How NZ’s COVID-19 stimulus can boost your cash flow and provide necessary relief

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
New Zealand pledges $8.7b for business assistance
18 March 2020 | Minutes to read: 2

New Zealand pledges $8.7b for business assistance

This information is current as of the publish date, however due to the evolving response to the...
NZ Wellbeing Budget Update 2019
30 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 6

NZ Wellbeing Budget Update 2019

Introduction Finance Minister Grant Robertson unveiled the Government's first Wellbeing Budget in Parliament today. Mental health and...
Benchmarking your practice
15 May 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Benchmarking your practice

‘Benchmarking’ is a term that has been around for many years in the business world, and it...
Our Top 5 ‘must-do’s for Pre-IPO enterprises
10 April 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Our Top 5 ‘must-do’s for Pre-IPO enterprises

Considering an IPO? We’re often approached for professional guidance from pre-IPO enterprises on their path to listing....
Improving the heartbeat of your business
27 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 2

Improving the heartbeat of your business

How can you create a healthy heartbeat for the teams that operate in your practice? The reality...
Outsourcing as opportunity
27 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 3

Outsourcing as opportunity

Outsourcing has developed a bad reputation over the years. Media coverage of outsourcing practices by high profile...
2019 Venture Capital Report
8 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 5

2019 Venture Capital Report

Venture Capital investment in Australia reaches A$3 billion in 2018: William Buck 2019 Venture Capital Funding Report...
Sell your property now, or risk a big tax bill
5 February 2019 | Minutes to read: 4

Sell your property now, or risk a big tax bill

Do you live overseas and own a house in Australia? If so, you may have less than...
Festive fraudsters risk to businesses
3 December 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Festive fraudsters risk to businesses

While the Christmas holiday break is traditionally considered a time to unwind and reflect on the past...
Maximising the sale value of your business
7 August 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Maximising the sale value of your business

Everyone wants top dollar when it comes to selling their business. This is understandable considering the business...
How Praxity firms are helping NFPs
22 June 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

How Praxity firms are helping NFPs

This article first appeared in the Praxity Newsletter LOOP The not-for-profit (NFP) sector faces an increasingly complex...
Is your accounting system holding you back?
22 June 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

Is your accounting system holding you back?

The Australian accounting software market is estimated to be worth over $500 million a year, so it’s...
Future proofing your business cyber safety
22 June 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

Future proofing your business cyber safety

Digital transformation within your business, presents opportunities to streamline activities and create efficiency. However, understanding threats and...
NZ National Budget Update 2018
18 May 2018 | Minutes to read: 4

NZ National Budget Update 2018

Introduction Budget 2018 build's on their initial “100-Day” Plan and prioritise 5 key areas: Rebuilding critical public...
How do you implement business strategy?
18 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

How do you implement business strategy?

Quick Tip #3 Plan a strategy with a clear set of directions Most business have a strategy...
Building brand equity at board level
16 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Building brand equity at board level

Driving brand value within an organisation should not be the sole responsibility of the marketing department, a...
Creating and maintaining a Board for the times
12 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Creating and maintaining a Board for the times

A board not in step with its organisation’s lifecycle can become a major impediment to business growth,...
How can you improve customer experience?
10 April 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

How can you improve customer experience?

Quick Tip #2: Create zero-friction by redesigning processes Without customers, a business would cease to exist.  Therefore,...
How can you make better business decisions?
3 April 2018 | Minutes to read: < 1

How can you make better business decisions?

It is hard to imagine a more stressful and complicated environment than a fighter jet.  Along with...
Valuing your practice
1 March 2018 | Minutes to read: 2

Valuing your practice

If the thought of retirement is sitting at the back of your mind, you are not alone....
Succession planning for your Business
31 January 2017 | Minutes to read: 2

Succession planning for your Business

At some point in your business' lifecycle, you must consider its succession. Deciding the best options for...
What tax exemptions apply to transitional residents?
1 January 2012 | Minutes to read: 2

What tax exemptions apply to transitional residents?

An individual who is a transitional resident qualifies for a four-year income tax exemption on certain foreign-sourced...

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