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My journey into Bookkeeping

A long long time ago back in the early 90's I worked for a Bookkeeper in Palmerston North, I was not long out of school.  I was probably a shit 17 year old employee but I enjoyed the work.  I then moved on and worked in an Accountant’s office for a while before relocating to Mount Maunganui.  Over the 20 years being up there I held mostly Office Roles in Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable.  These positions were in lots of different industries, from Manufacturing...

September 30, 2021

Can you claim clothing as a business expense?

We often get questions about what business expenses are tax deductible, and one of the more confusing topics is clothing. Most jobs have some sort of dress code – whether you wear suits and heels or overalls and steel-toed boots. Work clothes can be a significant expense for any business owner or employee. You only buy these clothes for your job, so it feels as though they should be business expenses, right? Well, not quite. What types of clothing can you claim as a business expense? You can o...

July 11, 2021

​Get more productive with a systemised business

As a business owner, you want your business to be productive. And that productivity stems from your operational processes being as efficient as possible But many businesses are let down by their current operational systems, with poor documentation of tasks, outdated software and processes that have grown organically over time without any overriding thought for how they work as a wider system. To get the most from your business, you need to systemise! How to systemise your business The starting p...

March 29, 2021

Keeping our stuff safe.

Here is Hank's first tip for keeping our stuff safe. When you buy anything of value whether it be tools, computers, cars, bikes, boats, helicopters. Take a photo of the actual purchase, the receipt and serial number and save it in your online storage, using OneDrive or Dropbox as they are free and easy to set up. Then if someone decides that they want what you have more than you, you have proof of purchase and you do not have to dig around trying to find it. This wi...

February 12, 2021

Job costing for construction

In the field of construction, one of the most pressing issues is creating accurate job costings to avoid blow-outs, but estimates can be difficult. There are many variables from one job to the next and the process can be time-consuming and labour intensive. There are a number of practical strategies that can help you achieve greater accuracy, along with some tools you may not have considered. Your business has unique needs, but a simple, easy-to-use job costing software can save you a major...

January 7, 2021

What services do we offer?

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December 10, 2020

Christmas Cashflow and Safeguarding your business

Morning,  just what you wanted - another email! Well it is nearly December - what an interesting year we have had, ups and downs, its been a roller coaster ride that's for sure. Lets hope next year is less challenging.https://public2.bomamarketing.......

November 23, 2020

How using the cloud has changed the lives of Bookkeepers and Business Owners.

Once upon a time, all our accounting functions had to be done in the office on a clunky old computer.  Some of you may not be old enough to remember some of the things we had to do pre this online world we now live in, so let me fill you in We did a daily backup onto big tapes – like a music cassette tape, that had to be taken home each night in case there was a fire or some other catastrophe at your work premises. If we had to restore a backup, we had to put the tape into the main comput...

October 8, 2020

September News

Well its September, its Spring, time to refresh and leave the long winter days behind.Click to read our newsletter below:September News...

September 4, 2020

Review your expenses - and save yourself money.

Running a business will always mean incurring certain expenses, or ‘spend’. There are always costs, overheads and supplier bills that mount up – and these expenses will gradually chip away at your cash position, making it more difficult to grow and make a profit. So, what can you do to reduce your spend levels? And what impact will this have on your overall margins, profits and ability to fund the next stage in your business journey?READ MORE HERE - NEWSLETTER ...

August 17, 2020

August 2020 Newsletter

Click below to read Cash is not profit and vice versa + MYOB...

July 25, 2020

Facing challenges? Change your mindset

In today's world, we are constantly having to tackle new things and learn new skills. It can be overwhelming,... if you let it.Next time you feel like saying ‘I can’t do it’, replace it with  ‘I can’t do it, yet’.Read more here - https://public.bomamarketing.c......

June 28, 2020

How easy is Hubdoc?

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June 21, 2020

Lessons learned in lockdown – for your business and life

Lockdown has been tough and continues to impact businesses. For some, it uncovered new priorities though. What lessons did you learn from this enforced period of business shutdown? And what will you be continuing in the 'new normal'?June 2020 Newsletter...

June 1, 2020

Dealing with uncertainty – tips for business owners

Uncertain about the impact of #COVID-19 on your business? Come and talk to us. We’ll help to remove some of the uncertainty with a strategy that prepares you for a post-coronavirus market.#businessadvice #SmallBusiness Click to read our newsletter ...

May 15, 2020

May 2020 Newsletter

Click on the link below to read our latest newsletter May 2020 Newsletter - Keeping yourself, your business and your customers safe online...

May 2, 2020

Wage subsidy and minimum wage NZ

See your latest newsletter regarding the wage subsidy. Also the minimum wage to increase at 01.04.2020 in New Zealand...

April 1, 2020

Staying Safe

Like you, we are monitoring the latest news on the coronavirus. If there is anything I can do do help, please reach out. We are committed to providing continued service and we will be keeping you up-to-date on any tax relief and stimulus packages that may be relevant in your business. See your latest email regarding Covid-19 Remote Working – How to Get Your Business Ready During an emergency situation, where employees can no longer work from your usual office location, being able to ...

March 23, 2020

Questions on GST? We can help

Read our latest Newsletter - Questions on GST ...

December 1, 2019

Have you got a strategy for a financially stress-free holiday period?

Christmas holiday breaks are a time to spend with family, friends & have a chance to recharge for the year ahead. We look forward to warmer weather and finally setting up an out-of-office email for the break. However, for business owners, this time can be stressful without careful cash-flow planning.https://public.bomamarketing.c......

November 18, 2019

November 2019 - Get in control of cashflow

Click the link below to read out latest newsletterGet in control of your cashflow...

October 30, 2019

August 2019 Newsletter

See our latest newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/6dd17e02056......

August 6, 2019

Newsletter June 2019

June 2019 Newsletter, read about what expenses you can claim for your at home office....

May 27, 2019

Newsletter May 2019

Check out our May newsletter, get some Xero training, or talk to us us Monthly Reporting.Read our May 2019 Newsletter...

May 2, 2019

I often get asked what is a Bookkeeper?

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