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07-Dec-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Business New Year resolutions

Generally, we want to indulge less, exercise more and be better people....  However it’s time to ponder some specific (and accomplishable) new year’s resolutions for your business.

03-Dec-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Jobsheet Offer

03-Dec-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Market with Educational Talks

There are some very simple things you can do to boost your sales and create delighted clients and customers.

30-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Introducing the starting-out wage

The starting-out wage is the latest government initiative designed to help get more young kiwis into jobs by giving employers incentive to take them on.

30-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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The Ultimate Profit Improvement Guide for Tradespeople

26-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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December wind-down checklist

25-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Turn Lemons into Lemonade

There are some very simple things you can do to boost your sales and create delighted clients and customers.

23-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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How to boost your sales and create delighted clients and customers

There are some very simple things you can do to boost your sales and create delighted clients and customers.

19-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Build on relationships with regular information

PEOPLE come to you because they know, trust and like you. So if you’re trying to increase the number of your customers or clients, you need to build up this relationship.

18-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Baches come under scrutiny of IRD watchdogs

IRD is proposing a new law to reduce claims for losses on renting a bach.

18-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Capital gains tax is alive and well

THERE is no formula for determining when you have bought and sold enough properties to have reached a point where profits on those sales have become taxable.

18-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Eight sure ways of wrecking a business

HERE’S eight simple things you can do to wreck a new business:

15-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Tip Sheets

Tip Sheets are an excellent low cost way to attract brand new clients and customers and are super easy to use.  A tip sheet is a 1-2 page article with helpful tips related to your services.  Click on the link below for one we have done for Electricians.  You are welcome to use this template for your own use.

10-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Clearly defined terms of trade save arguments

REDUCE risk by informing customers and clients of your terms of trade. Make sure they are aware of them before they accept your contract.

09-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Employing students or casual staff over the holiday period

With the Christmas break approaching we thought it timely to remind you about your obligations if you employ students or casual staff over this period, and when a Tax code declaration (IR330) must be completed.

06-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Taxing cashed-up annual holidays

It is rapidly coming up to Xmas which can cause some payroll headaches. Here is a reminder from IRD regarding cashing in annual leave.

04-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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IRD industry benchmarks have been updated

Industry benchmarks are a tool to help you assess and improve your business performance by comparing your business with others in your industry. IRD have  recently updated the industry benchmarks with the latest data.

04-Nov-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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PocketRent

28-Oct-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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ACC Small Business Forum - 28 Nov 7.30-8.30am

Astill Hawke has an active involvement with  ACC and has qualified to take part in this opportunity.

18-Oct-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Frustrated by IRD's high interest and penalty rates?

14-Oct-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Kiwisaver matures

On July 1 KiwiSaver turned 5 years old.

07-Oct-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Key person protection

25-Sep-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Is your succession plan viable?

15-Sep-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Send paperwork into the clouds

When launching into a new business life should be more about lattes than ledgers but for most small to medium-sized enterprises – chilling with an espresso can seem like mission impossible.

08-Sep-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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THE BENEFITS OF YOUTUBE MARKETING

There are many reasons why YouTube is a great marketing choice for small and medium sized businesses. 

08-Sep-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Why golf balls are important to happiness:

"The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy." The Dalai Lama

27-Aug-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Free 2 Hour Payroll course for small business owners

20-Aug-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Markup vs Margin – What’s the difference

18-Aug-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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5 Clever tips from an Accountant to make your electrical business instantly more profitable

Number One: Put your prices up.

15-Aug-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Seven Ways to Reduce Your Tax

By Kirsten Hawke - Astill Hawke & Associates Chartered Accountants

12-Aug-2012 Kirsten Hawke

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Software Solutions for Small Business

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