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It has been an exciting couple of days due to a major milestone that will transform the future of accounting software in Australia and New Zealand. MYOB has signed an agreement to purchase the Australian and New Zealand operations of BankLink.
I’ve been traveling around the country lately hosting conferences and events, with our New Zealand Accountants Roadshow, the ATAINZ conference in Blenheim, and recently at the Proactive Accountants Network Conference in Queenstown where MYOB was a sponsor. While I’ve mostly forgotten what my family looks like, it was great fun to catch up with some of our clients and mingle with so many accountants over lunch or a cup of coffee.
I’m planting a tree next week. Not unusual, except … I’m planting it at work. Not a sapling, either. I plan to raise it from seedling. So why am I doing it, you may wonder? It’s not a KPI I’m judged on. It’s not going to help me in my day-to-day duties. In fact, I’m not going to be around long enough to see it grow, as MYOB is relocating its Melbourne office in May. So … why?
The end of the financial year is just a few weeks away, so here are 6 things you should be doing before we get there:
Globalisation – it used to be defined as a term that signalled the death throes of small business in New Zealand. Why? Because it implied big businesses from around the world were coming here to undercut, over-advertise and out-sell our small businesses.
Whilst some of my clients who are not doing so well would love to have a tax bill or two to pay (because then they would be making a profit), for many, paying tax is still an ongoing struggle. A lack of funds is not, of course, any kind of excuse for not paying. So here are a few things that may help: