The 2019 New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards is an event run by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) to recognise the efforts of registered charities in adopting financial reporting standards.
When asked to tell the story of how Texas BBQ came to be, owner Ash Peters says with a grin “…it’s a hobby run amok.” This little hobby has grown rapidly into an award-winning business in just year one.
We all fix our interest rates, insure our houses, lives, cars and health, and lock in prices for our monthly utilities. This is great for those on a regular salary or wage who like to budget and plan their cashflows, but for Dairy Farmers, this is not the case.
With the end of the year approaching, Christmas work parties are now underway. We want you to be able to have fun with your employees but the days of allowing staff behaviour to go unchecked, are well and truly over and rightly so.
Nearly everybody gets to have some time off over the Christmas period. For employers, there is the challenge of correctly interpreting and applying the Holidays Act 2003. It is critical to understand exactly what your legal obligations are.
The aim of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is to give guidance to the many New Zealanders who run societies. The Act is now more than 100 years old and needs updating to help volunteers govern and administer a society in today’s conditions.
My two favourite shows as a kid were The Flintstones and The Jetsons. One gave me a humorous take on where we had come from, and the other gave me what seemed to be a far-fetched view of where we're going. Just 20 years on and I'm not so sure that Hanna-Barbera Productions had it so wrong.
We hear a lot of uncertainty from business owners about how much they ‘should or have to’ spend on their marketing to see a return on investment. We also see a lot of clients spending far too much and in all the wrong places.
Many small businesses think branding doesn’t apply to them. I often talk to small business owners about their brand and often hear “I’m alright, I don’t need that kind of fancy stuff.” Well I’m here to talk to that business owner.
With social media constantly changing and the endless variety of platforms and tools available, it’s easy to become completely overwhelmed by it all. Getting the fundamentals right is extremely important as a social media presence can really impact a business’s reputation.