February 2022

StudioCDesign | A design for success

It’s an unlikely genesis for a successful design company, but when Celeste and Glen Skachill set up StudioCDesign, they went bush. Bruce Stormer, Moore Markhams director guided the couple and continues to mentor them as their business grows.

Wilson Scott Recruitment | Building business back better

Auckland firm Wilson Scott Recruitment is rebuilding to new heights following a “perfect storm” of setbacks that included Covid’s shock squeeze on the construction industry. We share how Moore Markhams’ Toby Laidlaw helped the transformation.

Wests | An iconic investment

After time spent working in Asia, Angela and Craig McFarlane felt a pull to return to their Dunedin roots.  Moore Markhams’ Callum Hayde helped them become the proud owners of drink, cordial and syrup producer, Wests – one of NZ’s oldest companies.

Common error – claiming GST on FBT

For those of you who prepare and file FBT returns on behalf of a GST-registered employer, you will be familiar with the GST on FBT adjustment that forms part of the FBT return. But are you clear on the rules?

Tax due diligence when buying or selling

For many business owners, a break over summer is an opportunity to evaluate their future strategy and consider whether it is time to exit, or conversely, grow by purchasing someone else’s business. Whether buying or selling, it is a demanding exercise.

Online reviews – what might they reveal?

Engaging with customers is always important and in the current environment, online interaction with customers has become exponentially relevant. Getting reviews can be highly valuable but sometimes they might not be as they seem.

Purchase price allocation now in effect

After over a year of consultation, the purchase price allocation legislation is now in effect. The purpose of the legislation is to ensure vendors and purchasers allocate consistent prices to business assets for tax purposes when selling and buying assets.

Empowering girls to change their world

Moore Markhams is delighted to support GirlGuiding New Zealand to train volunteers providing leadership to girls around the country so they can discover their passions, contribute to their communities, and form friendships in a safe and positive space.

Is an app right for your business?

Does your business need an app? We’ll help you assess the pros and cons of developing your own branded app, and the impact this could have on your finances.

Deep work helps ditch distractions and keeps you focused

Have you explored Deep Work? The way you structure your day has a huge impact on your outcomes. Minimising disruption and distraction to achieve 'flow' will boost your productivity.

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