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Here for You

Achieving your dreams with Business Studio

Whether you have a bucket list, want more personal time, building value to create your retirement nest egg, or take your start-up to sell to an Equity Investor, our range of services, tools and tips, will help you move forward.

The Usual

Accounting
Tax
Advisory
Outsourcing
Specialist Tax

Need help? 

Transform

& Change

The Unexpected

Digital
& Your Business Operating Model

Valuations

Valuation & Desktop Calculations

Inspiration

Impact

Coaching

& Mentoring

The Usual

Everyday Accounting & Tax Compliance

Needing help with your tax obligations, preparation of financial statements, or outsourcing your finance process?

The Usual
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Business Studio has knowledge and experience for helping you to meet your annual income tax obligations.

Whether we like it or not, Inland Revenue has minimum compliance obligations which mandate the information you must prepare.  We can help you meet this.

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Sometimes you just need some business or commercial advice from someone you trust.  Then again, you may be so stretched that you are just looking to outsource some work.  We can be your sounding board or the person who just gets it done for you.

  • General Business Advice & Help including:

    • Budgets

    • Monthly Reporting

    • GST Returns

    • Payroll

    • Virtual CFO or Controller

    • Strategic Planning

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Indirect tax can affect our businesses more than we realise, and can add unnecessary compliance cost if we don't plan for it.

What are examples of Indirect Taxes?

  • GST

  • Payroll

  • Fringe Benefit Tax

  • Resident Land Withholding Tax

We can help you in a variety of ways, from:

  • Preparing returns on your behalf;

  • Transferring knowledge from our team to your team;

  • Review of your processes to assist with

    • Identifying risks and opportunities

    • Identifying technological improvements

    • Best practice implementation

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Sometimes what we plan to do within our business, be it restructuring, sale or purchase of a business, consequences of a change in tax legislation we need to dive a little bit deeper into the heart of tax legislation.

Having the support of a passionate tax specialist gives you the confidence that you are able to make a strategic informed decision.

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If you have a company or trust you will be aware there are administration obligations which accompany the privileges they provide.

Not all of us are great at keeping up with administration or you have other priorities, then why not outsource the responsibility to Business Studio?

  • Filing Company Annual Returns

  • Filing Charities Financial Statements

  • Filing Incorporated Society Financial Statements

  • Maintaining Resolutions or Minutes of Meetings

  • Trust Reviews

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Need Help?

Transform & Change

Whether you want to grow or retire achieving your goals could be closer than you think. 

 

Having someone to discuss your priorities helps.

Need Help
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Planning for growth comes in many forms and disciplines.  Sometimes we've got this, and other times we need a sounding board. 

 

We can help you in a variety of ways:

  • Strategic & Business Planning

  • Advisory Board

  • Profit & Cashflow Improvement

  • Forecasting & Modelling

  • Exploring your capital & financing needs

  • KPI's & Board Reporting

  • Technology Changes

  • Business Efficiencies

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Introducing a Governance or Advisory Board is a great tool for focusing our businesses. 

 

Businesses which plan have a higher chance of achieving the goals they set.  Each advisory board may have a different purpose.  Generally it is a sounding board for an owner or management team.

 

Bringing an advisor in can be a means to introduce the discipline of governance conversations as opposed to management conversations.

Know you need help, but not sure what you are looking for?  Let's discuss.

  • Advisory Board

  • Think Tank

  • Steering Committees

  • Project Board

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When we enter business we plan, when we are growing we may have planned or may be reacting, so when we want leave our business, shouldn't we plan for that too?

What does succession look like:

  • Mentoring someone from within the business to take over

  • Changing the business structure preparing it for sale

  • Finding a buyer

  • Assessing value

  • Wealth Accumulation before and after 

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The business environment is changing rapidly, the use of technology is increasing, the demand from our customers to be adapting is an added pressure, the work force is shrinking.  Having someone to discuss your priorities helps lighten your load. 

Some of the areas we have been asked to help on include:

  • Problem solving 

  • Identifying efficiencies 

  • Creating change 

  • Best practice reviews 

  • Business health checks 

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Starting out in business can be very inspirational, but also at times there is the unknown.  The unknown of who is giving you the right advice, who is being a supporter, no-one to vent to.  We too have built our business from the ground up.  We understand how dawnting it can be.  We can tailor a package to meet your budget.

  • Mentoring & Coaching

  • Fast-Track Plan

  • Guidance with online products to help you get up and operational cost effectively

  • Budgeting Advice

  • Strategic Planning

  • Business Plan

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Business Studio offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Fund with the Regional Business Partner Network, formerly known as the NZTE Business Capability Voucher Programme.

  • Funding generally involves a subsidy of up to 50% of fees for coaching with a maximum value of $10,000.

  • To access funding you will need to register and be approved by your local Regional Business Partners (RBP).  You will need to nominate Business Studio Innovators Limited as your provider to access our sessions.  Click here to register your business.

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The Unexpected

Digital & Tech - Your Business Operating Model

 

How we conduct business has changed.  Technology has brought a new dynamic to how we do business. 

We can help you understand how to incorporate tech into all levels of your business.

The Unexpected
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The business environment is changing rapidly, the use of technology is increasing, the demand from our customers to be adapting is an added pressure, the work force is shrinking.  Having someone to discuss your priorities helps lighten your load. 

Some of the areas we have been asked to help on include:

  • Problem solving 

  • Identifying efficiencies 

  • Creating change 

  • Best practice reviews 

  • Business health checks 

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​Not all of us are comfortable with technology.  The Business Studio team have over twenty years experience in understanding the various technologies used in business, the impact on our people, and how we gain efficiencies by taking advantage of the technological changes which have occurred.  

We know how to take away the fear of embracing change.  Some of the areas we provide help include:

  • Software training 

  • Identifying efficiencies 

  • Addon solution identification 

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Our implementation experience and our connections with third party providers are extensive.  We can help you find solutions to add to your existing software stack or we can review your software stack and recommend solutions to help build efficiencies into your business.

What solutions have we helped owners with?

  • Dashboard Reporting – such as Futrli, Spotlight Reporting 

  • EzzyBills 

  • Approval Max 

  • Workflow Max 

  • Vend 

  • NextMinute 

  • ERP Solutions

  • And many many others 

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If you are new to business and are looking to simplify your finance and tax compliance obligations we can assist you with the setup of an accounting package.

Equally we understand, if you are on a legacy system it may be daunting exploring solutions to replace software which meets your needs but is now creating a cyber risk to your business.

Some of the solutions we have been asked to help on include:

  • Xero 

  • MYOB 

  • QuickBooks Intuit 

  • ERP

Dashboard Reporting is another solution for simplifying reporting, and detailing KPI achievements.  We have worked with products such as:

  • Futrli 

  • Spotlight Reporting

  • Forecast5

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Business Studio offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Fund with the Regional Business Partner Network, formerly known as the NZTE Business Capability Voucher Programme.

  • Funding generally involves a subsidy of up to 50% of fees for coaching with a maximum value of $10,000.

  • To access funding you will need to register and be approved by your local Regional Business Partners (RBP).  You will need to nominate Business Studio as your provider to access our sessions.  Click here to register your business.

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Valuations

Valuations & Desktop Calculations

 

Whether you want a valuation to sell your business or set a growth target we can help you.

There is a wide variety of solutions available to for you.

Valuations
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If you are buying or selling a business we recommend you consider getting a valuation from an experienced valuer.  We have the valuation and accounting expertise to provide you with a meaningful report. 

Valuation standards require us to consider not just the balance sheet’s assets and liabilities, but also the management, impact of key employees, capital structure, future earnings potential, the operating environment of the industry and economy.

When should I think about getting a valuation?

  • Buying or selling a business

  • Shareholder disputes

  • Relationship property negotiations

  • Restructuring

  • Family and succession planning

  • Joint ventures

  • Investment reviews

  • Loss of earnings claims

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Sometimes, you are needing a sense check as opposed to a full and detailed report, or you are limited on cashflow but are still wanting to understand your exposure.

You might know this type of calculation as a desktop calculation, calculation analysis, value analysis, appraisal, or high-level calculation.  We can assist you with this, and also explain the differences, when compared to a Valuation.

If you are buying or selling a business, or are negotiating a relationship property settlement, we recommend you consider getting a valuation from an experienced valuer.

When is a desktop calculation appropriate?

  • Thinking or testing interest for buying or selling a business

  • Benchmarking business growth

  • Family succession planning

  • Planning succession with employees

  • Joint ventures

  • Business case reviews

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There is a lot of things we have to think about when moving on from a relationship.  We may for the first time have to develop our financial literacy, understand the financial statements that our partner has always taken care of.  

Why?  Because we are wanting to understand and protect our entitlement to what was joint wealth. 

 

If you and your solicitor would like help understanding financial statements or a valuation of the business or company, which you or your former partner own, please reach out to us.

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No one wants to pay more for a business than it is worth.  We buy a business or shares for the cash flows we are expecting them to generate. 

If you have been provided with a valuation, and are looking for a second opinion as to whether it is reasonable for you to rely on, we are able to assist.

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Inspiration

Impact Coaching

Occassionally your team needs a bit of help.  We can help with coaching and mentoring, to help you grow your teams capability.​

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners and Professionals who are committed to:

    • Developing their leadership potential through development of critical skills, mindsets, and behaviours;

    • Elevating their individual and organisational impact;

  • Emerging leaders who want to develop the skills, tools and attitudes needed to create performance break-throughs.

Key Benefits

  • Make meaningful progress toward personal and professional goals.

  • Coaching at your fingertips on your schedule.

  • Reduce stress while increasing individual performance and connections.

Courses and Coaching Available

  • We've developed course programmes which we are regularly asked for.  If you don't see something which quite fits your needs please reach out to us, chances are we have a solution for you.

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At Business Studio we identified early on that we were innovators, that we walked ahead, we gained insight from mentors, from our mistakes, and from our own personal research.  

Not everyone has time to undertake research, or wants to learn from their mistakes.  Some of us are in a hurry and we are happy to seek help to achieve our goals now not in three years time.

Join us for coaching sessions customised to your specific needs.

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As a business owner it can be lonely, for whatever reason we lose our spunk, our spark, our direction.  As an owner we are accountable to our team, our customers, our suppliers, our community, and our families.  Let us help you find your spark and achieve the next milestone in your business.

Join us for coaching sessions with measurable goals, customised to your specific needs.

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Have you noticed you have a team member who you'd like them to step up, but perhaps they are lacking confidence, or perhaps they don't know how to push back on the senior leaders of your team and they're being taken advantage of.

Or have you noticed your leadership team speak at and not with your team?  It'ssubtitle but it will stifle innovation in your organisation.  

Make diversity and inclusion a strategic priority in your organisation by understanding the obstacles and explore opportunities to create breakthrough solutions.

We may be asking ourselves?

  • What’s getting in the way of organisational success?

  • How can we create an inclusive culture of belonging?

Answering these questions is challenging, rewarding, and essential for  business. To create and maintain a truly diverse and inclusive organization, senior leaders are making this a strategic priority, taking ownership of obstacles and designing opportunities.

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Covid-19, Baby-Boomer retirements, shortage of employees, technological changes.  For some the disruption is over whelming, and for others it couldn't have come soon enough.

The speed of change is unprecedented, forcing us as owners and leaders to rethink fundamental assumptions.

We may be asking ourselves -

  • How will we adapt?

  • What strategies will help us transform?

  • What new capabilities are required?

Strategic Transformation gives you the unique opportunity to work directly with you or your team to address these questions head on.

Gain a deeper understanding of how to adapt, and even pivot, your strategy to drive change. Evaluate how other organisations have responded to threats. Explore various methodologies to reframe strategic challenges and generate creative solutions. And learn how to become a more agile leader and organisation.

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Sometimes we have an awesome team but something just isn't working.  We can't achieve the growth or impact we are looking for.

Equally, we have a network of like-minded owners who are looking to grow and transform, and collectively you are open to sharing your experiences in business. 

 

Often sharing our experiences makes us appreciate our wins, gives us perspective, and helps see our problems in a different light by the many different view points.

Our group sessions will help us answer the questions -

  • How will we adapt?

  • What strategies will help us transform?

  • What new capabilities are required?

Our Strategic Transformation Group sessions adapts our one on one session into a group environment.

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Do you ever wonder why some of your team know instintively what they need to do to progress within your business, and yet for others you feel like you are constantly giving them snippits of information to subtly show them their capability?

Or, do you notice you have men progressing within your organisation but not your women?

When you are in an industry or business which has traditionally had men in leadership roles we often don't realise the substilties of behaviours which hold women back.  Some times it is the women who need to step up and own their space, and sometimes it is developing a language or culture which supports their growth.

Our observations and experience may help your team learn some what faster than what we did!

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Speaking with us and at us

  • What are our skills we bring to the table?

  • Comfort levels - 80% versus 40%

  • Young women of today

  • Building confidence

  • Shadowing

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Do you ever wonder why some of your team know instintively what they need to do to progress within your business, and yet for others you feel like you are constantly giving them snippits of information to subtly show them their capability?

Or, do you notice you have men progressing within your organisation but not your women?

In many instances we aren't giving them sufficient information or talking in a language for which they can understand.

We can help you develop your team to the next level.

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Business Studio offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Fund with the Regional Business Partner Network, formerly known as the NZTE Business Capability Voucher Programme.

Small businesses may qualify for funding to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners and key managers.

  • Funding generally involves a subsidy of up to 50% of fees for coaching with a maximum value of $10,000.

  • To access funding you will need to register and be approved by your local Regional Business Partners (RBP).  You will need to nominate Business Studio as your provider to access our sessions.  Click here to register your business.

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Let's Work Together

We would love to speak with you or catch up with you in person.  You are welcome to reach out to us with any questions, comments.  Alternatively you can use our contact form, and we can contact you at a time which suits your schedule.

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