Friday 23rd March 2012
Happy Friday! The countdown to the End of Financial Year is on! With just a few days left until April 1, businesses around the nation are tallying, reporting, analysing and cleaning up – getting ready to start the new FY with their business sin order.
Over the next week, we’ll be bringing you checklists, advice, tips and tricks to surviving the EOFY – so make sure you keep an eye on The Pulse, on our Facebook page and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!
Before you run off to enjoy another weekend, make sure you check out latest from the news sites…
The looming end of the financial year is a great time to check how your business is performing. Like checking under the hood of your car, it’s a good way to make sure everything is running smoothly and you’re not in for any nasty surprises down the road. MYOB’s New Zealand General Manager, Julian Smith, runs through his top tips to make sure everything’s ready to go for a new financial year.
While there are no reports of companies being put out of business due to disruption to their IT systems in the wake of the Canterbury Earthquakes, many were disadvantaged, highlighting a need to ensure proper backup and staff communication processes were in order. The end of financial year is the perfect time to make sure your business is ‘disaster-proof’ and these great tips will help get you on the right track.
Wharfies at the centre of the Port of Auckland dispute now face further delays as the port company says that they can’t return to work due to rostering issues. Ongoing strike action has caused delays and issues over the past four weeks, and in this post, Julian Smith outlines why it’s crucial for the New Zealand economy that it’s sorted – quickly.
This edition if InFocus – MYOB’s magazine for business, tackles a key issue for many Kiwi businesses – the end of the financial year – and includes regular columns from key business leaders, including EMA, BusinessNZ, Business.govt.nz, and Westpac. We also look at emerging trends in the New Zealand business environment, and how businesses can manage the expected growth. Check it out now!
So many business owners spend time and effort investing in the health of their business…neglecting their own health along the way! The latest from Ms Mad Woman, Melina Schamroth, is a timely reminder for all to keep an eye on what those long hours in the home office is doing to our waistlines…
Have a fantastic weekend!