The 4 Stages of Learning

Have you heard about The Four Stages of Learning before? It’s something we take all of our business advisory clients through, and it helps us understand what you need to learn and what skills we can help you develop. Check out Jason’s video where he gives you insight into how our minds work when we are going through a journey of learning.

The 10 Departments within your Business

One of the most overlooked, but incredibly important aspects of any business is the 10 different departments that operate within that business. No matter the size complexity, turnover, or profitability of your business, it will have 10 different departments.

The Planning Hierarchy Mindset

Understanding what you want to achieve with your business is important, but so is figuring out how you’re going to get there. That’s where The Planning Hierarchy comes in.

Formula For Change Mindset

Find out about The Formula For Change Mindset and how it can make things happen in your business life.

OARBED Mindset

Learn about the OARBED mindset. This mindset is all about how we respond to situations within our business and also our personal life.

Why do I need a vehicle logbook?

You need to keep a logbook if you’re using your personal car for business use, or you’ve got a company car that your business owns, and you use it for personal use.

How do I manage drawings?

The best way to effectively manage drawings is to treat it like a salary. Here’s how: Work out how much money you need to live off each month, and what your business can afford.  Do one lump sum payment per month into your personal bank account. Then you use a website like to work out the tax on that …

Why doing your own GST Returns is an opportunity to take control of your business

We believe doing your own GST returns is an opportunity to have eyes on, and take control of your business. Please don’t be scared of preparing GST returns or thinking it’s beyond your capabilities. Here’s why…. When you are reconciling your own Xero ledger, Xero is automatically building your GST return. When it’s GST time, we click a report and …

Why you should never do cash jobs

Cashies – the temptation is there to do a little bit extra for a little bit extra cash in your pocket. But DON’T, JUST DON’T! Cash jobs are very tempting but if you get caught (which is highly likely!) the penalties from IRD are absolutely not worth it. Do not do cash jobs! IRD has access to a massive amount …