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Has yours started well? Have you had a chance to do your business planning? I'd love to know what your business planning consists of! Here at The Good P.A at the start of each year I have 4 key documents I update: Our Business PlanOur Budget sheet - which includes a cashflow, P&L budget and some other various spreadsheetsOur Goals for the year, along with staff hours, current packages and new client trackingMy Ideal Business Vision - SUPER important. Keeps me focused So please do tell me - how d...

January 15, 2020

4 SEO’s Tips that EVERY Business can do for FREE!!!

You read that right – FREE SEO help. It’s been well over 3 years since we started building websites for our clients. In this time, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Website Software Builder RocketSpark – and we’ve been lucky enough to learn on our journey some FREE ways to improve your ‘ability to get to #1 on google’. We use these to help our clients and we often give them out to our clients – now we’re helping you! P.S – Don’t think this is a miracle, if the business...

November 11, 2019

Chantelle good - A path of resilience, positivity and growth.

Most of us can’t reference major health crises like kidney failure as the tipping point for a business launch, but Chantelle’s path to building a life she loves has never been a conventional one.  From teenage dreams of following in her father's footsteps as a business owner to a health struggle that started in her twenties and saw her land in hospital on dialysis treatment - Chantelle credits her health struggles as the catalyst for taking the leap into building her own business. ...

October 22, 2019

Case Study from Andrew Palmer of Advice Financial

Andrew Palmer has a passion for helping his clients to achieve their own financial objectives by providing a personalised financial advice service to them. A registered financial advisor, Andrew’s business was thriving which meant that he was often snowed under with his workload. So, in August 2016, Andrew enlisted the help of virtual assistants The Good P.A to take on the administration tasks of his business. “The primary objective of engaging with The Good P.A was to delegate the adminis...

August 19, 2018

Case Study from Gavin Bodey of BodeySpark Electrical

Gavin Bodey is a family man who prides himself on being great at what he does as a “sparky” electrical inspector for his business BodeySpark Electrical. Gavin was feeling the pressure of running his business. The stress of the amount of work that he was juggling alongside being a husband and father was keeping him up at night and paralysing himself with worry about getting things done in time. Through the trade, another electrician who had been in a similar position recommended the help of ...

May 31, 2018

Last Pass

Recently, we posted about Last Pass on our Facebook page. Has anyone actually heard of Last Pass? Does anyone use it? We just celebrated our first anniversary with them, and what we can say is we LOVE it! Last Pass is a secure account with one master password that only you know that keep the rest of your passwords locked up in an easy to find vault. It is easy to use with great security that uses bank level encryption to scramble your data for secure transfer and storage.  Last Pass is also...

November 29, 2017

Preventing Theft/Fraud In The Workplace

Chantelle and I recently attended the NZ Bookkeepers Association Annual Conference for 2017. We had some amazing speakers but one that stood out to me the most was Lynda Smart from Rogers Reidy Chartered Accountants. She spoke to us about preventing fraud and theft in the workplace. It stood out to me because a lot of business owners I know don’t have any prevention of theft in their workplace and most owners just go with trusting their employees. The scary thing is it IS happening out there i...

July 2, 2017

Lightbulb Moment - How To Keep Staff Happy

I have lately been trying to think of ways to keep my staff happy and fulfilled in their jobs. Not because they are not already happy but simply because we can always improve and it's a big value for me. Happy employees = happy business (I am SO passionate about treating employee's right, and see so many businesses not truly valuing what employees can do for their businesses). I got up early on this Lightbulb morning moment to finish off some work for a client. Now I had been working on this...

March 19, 2017

Xero Payroll - End of Financial Year

The end of the financial year is coming in hot and fast, with less than a month left! Payroll in Xero makes sure your end of year tasks are as easy to manage as possible. Upcoming Changes There are some upcoming changes in the 2017 year that you need to be aware of: The minimum wage will be increasing by 50c – from $15.25 to $15.75 on the 1 April 2017. The starting out and training minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour. To see how to update this in your system...

March 7, 2017

The Good P.A Annual Community Day

As part of one of our Six Core Values - 'Community' we have decided to run an annual Community Day. Our first Community Day will be held in March 2017. We will provide 4 Staff members & our services or hard labour to a Not for Profit/Charity from 9am - 5pm in March 2017 We are currently looking for nominations - so to make your nomination please go to our Facebook page...

February 7, 2017

Do you have a Professional services based business, looking for software?

You may have already seen us post about Accelo software. Accelo is the software we use to run our business. It has four different modules: CRM, Projects, Retainers and Service. You can subscribe to any one of these modules or all of them in a Plus or Premium subscription. Here at The Good P.A we run all modules called PSA in Premium version. Making us built for growth. Accelo is made for the smallest business to the largest companies. Even having the ability to run multiple companies in the one ...

May 16, 2016

The Good P.A 'Client Success Award'

We have decided our clients are so fantastic we would like to recognize the awesome achievements happening in their businesses. So many of them are doing amazing things. So we have created The Good P.A 'Client Success Award'. This award will be given once every six months and is given based on a special success one of our wonderful clients has had over the last six months. For receiving the award the successful client will receive: A framed & signed certificate to put on the wall An ar...

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