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Let’s face it. If you’re in business today then looking at getting the best return for every dollar is something we all would like to do. Much of the marketing money that businesses spend has come under scrutiny and it’s about time.

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Keeping an eye on Christmas debt
If the Ghost of Christmas Past looks like it will visit even before you put the tree in the rubbish, here are 10 tips on being money-wise in advance, by Michael G. Peterson

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Cutting costs
No-one ever said running a business was easy - but some times can be more difficult than others. When your business is taking a hit, Sue Hirst explains there are four ways you can help ensure you make it to the next upturn.

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Cutting expenses
When you're trying to increase profit in your business, marketing is an important part of the equation - but according to Sue Hirst, there's something else you can do which has an even quicker and more direct impact on your bottom line. She explains, and gives you 8 simple steps to follow to grow your profit without spending anything on marketing.

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Calculating income and expenses
When you find yourself with more bills than cash to pay them with, Michael Smyth identifies some useful options you can use to throw your business a lifeline and ease the cashflow.

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April 1 typically marks the start of the new tax year and the reflection on the year that was. All the while doing what you do making your business work. It is often a good time to do some planning around your ACC and business insurance to manage cost.

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ACC provides a brilliant service to New Zealanders but it still costs businesses a small fortune every year. Do you think you are paying too much in ACC levies? Do you feel like you don’t have any control with your ACC costs? Read on to find out the 4 proven ways to reduce Your ACC levies.

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Sales, profit and cash are the key issues to focus on in business financial management. If you can get these three working you’re well on your way to building a sustainable business with capacity to grow. Sue Hirst shows you how.

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When presented with financial reports, it's easy to be overwhelmed. Sue Hirst explains how to "cut through" the financial information, and shows you which numbers are really important to understand, drive and manage your way to better profit and cash flow.

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Systems and processes
Enterprise Resource Planning is increasingly being used by businesses - large and small - and whether you are using it (or considering using it) in your business, or are supplying businesses using ERP, Nicholas Birch gives you an overview of how it works.

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Sweat breaks out on your forehead. You know that insurance people are trained to sniff better than bloodhounds. “Oh, I’m sorry, I really can’t remember, I’ll have to get back to you” you whine quietly.

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The IRD and you may have different ideas about whether you are in business or not.

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