Business Improvement Business Improvement

IRD Audits and Risk Reviews IRD Audits and Risk Reviews

Over the last 20 plus years there has been a distinct change in the way Inland Revenue goes about its audit and review “obligations.”

ASB Showgrounds: Making the numbers matter ASB Showgrounds: Making the numbers matter

One of Auckland’s premier events venues, ASB Showgrounds operates as a not-for-profit organisation, providing a top-class community facility and bringing significant revenue to the city.

25 Ways to think differently and innovate in your business 25 Ways to think differently and innovate in your business

Most of us will remember the now iconic TV and print ads from Apple in the late 1990’s which featured the slogan “Think Different.” The ads inspired people everywhere to become one of the crazy ones and to be innovative and look to change the world.

European Ceramics - Flexible when it counts European Ceramics - Flexible when it counts

Like most businesses involved in the construction industry, European Ceramics has had to adjust to the ebbs and flows of an ever-changing market. It’s an imperative that’s given rise to its mission statement: to ‘morph, adapt, change and evolve’.

Public vs private sector challenges Public vs private sector challenges

Every now and again the media picks up on a story involving a government agency, council or charity supposedly spending up large on staff entertainment, big salaries or ‘perks’ and the cry goes up about the inappropriateness and wastefulness, given that it was public money, or money destined for worthy causes. Even when the spending specifically relates to celebrating a great success, or a significant milestone, the public still often views it as being an unnecessary extravagance.

Living Edge Interiors: Points for Presentation Living Edge Interiors: Points for Presentation

Homestaging company Living Edge Interiors is creating a niche in the top-end housing market. Guided by its passionate new owner Sharon Laffan, the company has grown, solidified its position and extended its offering in exciting new directions.

Lydia Ko: On top of her game Lydia Ko: On top of her game

She’s a household name in New Zealand and is a recent Olympic silver medalist. Lydia Ko is the Korean-born, New Zealand-raised golfing sensation who’s combined her stunning talent with equal doses of hard work and determination to become the LPGA Tour’s youngest ever winner at the age of 15.

Please Bill no tax cuts Please Bill no tax cuts

When presenting this year’s budget, Bill English announced that tax cuts could be on the cards for next year. It is hardly a coincidence that a tax cut would arrive in an election year, putting more cash in the back pocket of voters just as they are heading to the polling booths.

What the first 25 years have taught Urgent Couriers What the first 25 years have taught Urgent Couriers

Keeping up with customers’ changing needs and new ways of doing business is essential for a company’s long-term viability. But the businesses that really thrive are led by CEOs who don’t just want to keep up, they’re always looking to stay ahead of the curve.

How Cuesko was start-up savvy How Cuesko was start-up savvy

If ever there was a good time to launch a business in the construction industry, now would be it. With the Christchurch rebuild and rising demand for Auckland residential development, the dark days of the GFC are in the past.
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