Category: People

One size doesn’t fix all

Trying to build a great small business can sometimes feel like searching for water in a desert.  You see water in the distance but no matter how far or fast you walk towards it, it never gets any closer.  Yet you keep trying.  Such is the power of a realistic illusion (the mirage in this

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Possibly the worst advice I’ve ever seen

Recently I read an article entitled “Why Veteran Entrepreneurs Laugh at You for Following Your ‘Passion”. It really annoyed me.  The author believes: Articles about “loving your career and working with passion”, “nine ways you can profit from your passion”, “simple ways to turn your passion into a paycheck”, “why you should let passion drive

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Award validation for new business direction

I won ‘Best Plain English Turnaround’ at the New Zealand Plain English Awards last week! While the award’s pretty cool, it’s the work that was done and my client agreement that resulted in the award that I’m so rapt about! I turned 50 yesterday and earlier this year that looming milestone instilled an audacity in

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Getting a pay rise – a business owner’s perspective

I get it.  Prices are constantly going up around us.  You have to keep putting food on the table, clothes on your back, a roof over your head.  So, what are you to do?  Based on what I see and hear around me, the ‘go to’ response seems to be to put your hand out

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E-invoicing not the answer to better cash flow

Since the Government released its Budget back in May, I’ve been stewing over what I believe is a lack of support for small business. Sure, there was the tax incentive for more research and development, but that’s only if you can afford more than $50,000 a year on R&D and most small businesses in New

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Brydon Davidson - Tax Return Accountant

Automation and the future of accounting

What do you get when you mix accounting and automation? I don’t know the answer, but I can tell you it won’t be 19 accountants!  And here’s how I know that. In May 2017, a TV show “What Next” said “There are currently 17,669 accountants in NZ.  A report predicted because of automation there’s a

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