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Inland Revenue Rates That May Affect You And Your Company

Inland Revenue has recently updated its mileage rates for expenditure incurred for the business use of a motor vehicle and use-of-money interest rates. Mileage rates: a recent review of the Commissioner’s mileage rate has resulted in a reduction to the 2016 income tax year rate. The new rate has decreased from 74 cents to 72 cents per kilometre for both petrol and diesel vehicles. This reduction is a result…
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Uncertain Times Call For A Return To The Basics

There’s no doubt that we are currently experiencing a great deal of economic uncertainty. The fall-out from the Brexit vote and the forthcoming US presidential elections have a ripple effect throughout the world economy and many business owners are wondering how these global events will affect their companies. Indeed, the only certainty at the moment is uncertainty. The best way through troubled…
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Managing IT For Small Businesses

Small businesses generally don’t have dedicated IT staff. Keeping up with the latest developments in IT, let alone maintaining, troubleshooting and fixing IT systems can be a real headache for the small business owner who often doesn’t have the necessary technological savviness.  So how can small businesses manage the technology in their companies? In this article we look at some possible solutions…
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Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your House

Selling your home is a stressful and emotionally challenging time, especially if you’ve never done it before. You will have to cope with strangers coming into your home, poking around in your cupboards and if no offers are forthcoming, it can feel like a personal slight.  With no previous experience to draw on and the emotional attachment involved, it’s easy for first timers to make mistakes.
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Small Business Owners: Take A Fresh Look At Email Marketing

Email marketing is now a well-established way for businesses to promote their goods and services in the marketplace. Despite its familiarity, many small businesses are not taking full advantage of the potential that email marketing offers. In this article we look at the reasons why and we also take a fresh look at the advantages email marketing can offer the small business owner. Why small business are not using email marketing
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3 Key Attributes For Effective Negotiators

Negotiation is a fundamental part of our working lives. Whether it’s haggling with a supplier over a service level agreement, negotiating over price with a new client or discussing a contract with an employee, the process of negotiation is almost a daily task. But are you getting the best deal out of your negotiations? In this article we look at some of the attributes you need to display in your approach to negotiation…
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Make Sure You Get The Best Out Of Your Vehicle

Car breakdowns and repairs can be expensive and Murphy’s Law says that they’ll usually happen at the worst possible time when it comes to your personal finances. In this article we look at the car maintenance issues that you should be keeping on top of to minimise the chances of something going wrong, or to at least flag up any issues before they become expensive headaches.
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Every Business Needs A Good Business Lawyer

Start-up companies, particularly small- to medium-sized businesses, often neglect to think about having a business lawyer on hand when starting out. And if they do think about it at all, it’s often dismissed in an attempt to save money. What happens though if something goes wrong and you need that legal expertise? In situations such as this, small businesses often rush into engaging a lawyer who may not…
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Cash Flow Management: Keep It Positive

Running out of cash is one of the main reasons for a business failing. Many a good business with a brilliant product or idea has collapsed because it failed to adequately manage its cash flow. Having a robust approach to cash flow management and making it an integral part of everyone’s job will go a long way to ensuring that your cash balance stays on the positive side of the ledger. In this article we…
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Engineering And Construction Companies: Maintain Your Competitive Edge With Digitisation

The engineering and construction industry has traditionally been very conservative when it comes to embracing new technologies. On the whole, the industry has been slow to adopt transformative technologies which has meant that over recent decades, productivity has stagnated or even declined. This situation is, however, slowly changing as more and more companies are taking advantage of digital technologies…
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