Land dealers, developers and builders who wish to hold investment properties as well as the properties they are dealing, developing or building are in for a much tougher regime from tomorrow. The new Associated Persons rules applying to land transactions are likely to be enacted by parliament tomorrow, which will be the first major revamp in the 36 years since they were first introduced.
Twitter is a great tool for driving traffic to your web site or blog. We started using Twitter in the early days of ElevateCA, and since then have amassed around 700 followers – largely from Auckland and Northland. Great for building our brand locally. Once or twice a week one of us has a random unknown person saying “hey, I follow you on Twitter” or something similar. And we have even picked up a couple of good clients from Twitter. Nice. But then last week a notice like this popped up on our Twitter account for all the world (or at least for all our followers) to see. [Read more…]
Anyone familiar with the Long Beach, California phenomenon TED will be excited that the event is coming to Auckland on 1 October. TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three broad subject areas that the organisers believe are collectively shaping our future. [Read more…]
Entries for The New Zealand Focus on Health Challenge closed this week, and judging is now in progress. The Challenge is NZTE run, and is just the sort of initiative New Zealand needs to help specific high potential industries to penetrate lucrative export markets. Ten points to NZTE for this one! The Health industry was chosen due to the global need for innovative solutions 0- and New Zealand’s strong capabilities in the sector. NZTE reports that the US already spends over US$2 trillion every year on healthcare – and has plans to spend an additional US$135 billion over the next few years. This is a massive opportunity for kiwi health entrepreneurs! [Read more…]
The September Business Owners’ Forum will cover the topic “Managing Cashflow”. This is the first Business Owners’ Forum to be hosted in Auckland, and will be a repeat of this popular topic which was presented in Whangarei in June. From here on, Business Owners Forums will be held on the third Thursday of every month – and will alternate between Whangarei and Auckland. The September BOF will be in Auckland, October in Whangarei – and so on.
Managing Cashflow is a big topic – there is a lot of content to cover. We have assembled a great panel of three to bring some healthy discussion and alternative viewpoints to the evening. On the panel is Michael Masterson from The Bottom Line Expense Reduction, David Caddie – a Commercial Partner from BNZ and myself – a Director of Elevate CA Limited.
Together we will cover off some practical tips to manage cashflow in your business, the business and tax implications around cashflow issues – and some insights around current thinking from the banks regarding business cashflow issues.
In September, the Business Owners’ Forum will be held at The ICEHOUSE, Level Two, Textile Centre, 117 to 125 St George’s Bay Road, Parnell. This is a great venue – click here for directions. Format is casual over beer, wine and pizza.
September’s event will be on Thursday 17 September 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
The Business Owners’ Forum is supported by Elevate CA Limited, The Bottom Line Expense Reduction Limited, The ICEHOUSE, BNZ and Webb Ross Solicitors. The ethos is to provide a forum for business owners to meet and discuss relevant business issues amongst their peers in a casual environment without a sell from the supporters.
Entry to The Business Owners Forums is by invite – and there is no charge. The target audience is owners of businesses with a turnover of $1 million and above. If you’d like an invite, and you’re not on our list just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fraser Hurrell is one of three directors of Elevate CA Limited, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors in Whangarei, New Zealand.