The Sober Side of being a Director of an Owner Operated Company

What do the following have in common? • Sir Douglas Graham • Rob Petricevic • Gloria Davis They have all been charged with offences in their capacity as a director of a company. Sir Douglas Graham, you will know, was Chairman of Lombard Finance and in that capacity he and the other directors signed a prospectus with false information. Justice Robert Dobson stated at the trial “I am satisfied that…  Read more

What’s Your Unique Core Differentiator?

Having a well-formed personal brand in business is very important in this digital age where people increasingly expect and want to make real ‘connections’ with real people. So I was inspired to read about Rotorua business women Leanne Mulcahy’s new business venture LM International Ltd in The Daily Post last week. Leanne is helping women in business gain confidence and create their own personal brands, as a unique core differentiator…  Read more

Raising the Bar – Great Customer Service

I recently returned from a family holiday to Fiji and was catching up on the local happenings by reviewing the previous two weeks’ editions of the Daily Post and the first paper I picked up was the Friday 16th May edition with the headline Raising the Bar: Great service the goal. Imagine my surprise (and delight) on reading this having just spent my last day in Fiji comparing my time…  Read more

Beware the Lowest Tender

While Rotorua is yet to feel the ‘building boom’ reportedly hitting other parts of the Bay of Plenty, the increasing activity will be creating financial risks that make it important for businesses quoting and working with subcontractors to beware of the lowest tender. The key issue here is that the start of a financial upturn in the building industry is also the period of highest financial risk… balance sheets can…  Read more

BDO and ReSolve Accountants Join Forces

As of 1 March 2014 BDO Rotorua and ReSolve Accountants will be joining forces in a merger of the two practices.   The two practices are of a similar size and share the same values which makes a perfect foundation for the new partnership. Both teams are extremely excited about the new venture and the benefits it will have for staff, clients and the community. Operating under the BDO brand the…  Read more

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