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Sanity over sales priority for Kiwi businesses this Christmas

Local businesses are more focused on retaining their sanity than making sales this festive season – though many are confident of improved revenue, according to New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB.

17 Dec 2013

Crowe Horwath enhances cloud offering with MYOB accounting solutions

MYOB is pleased to announce leading accounting firm Crowe Horwath has partnered with MYOB to support its small to medium business (SME) clients in migrating to popular cloud accounting solutions AccountRight Live and LiveAccounts.

11 Dec 2013

Seven steps to sales success this festive season

The lead-up to Christmas is a frenetic period where many business operators yell hallelujah for the appetites of enthusiastic consumers. It’s also a crucial time to get active and plan well for a prosperous selling period.

09 Dec 2013

Many New Zealanders putting their business on the house

Many of the almost one in six New Zealand SME owners who plan to borrow to build their business in the near future are “betting the house” on their success, according to the latest MYOB research.

05 Dec 2013

MYOB launches API for best-selling mid-sized ERP solution, EXO Business

MYOB today announced the introduction of an application programming interface (API) for its ERP business management system EXO Business, which is used by thousands of mid-sized clients across Australia and New Zealand. The API allows any third-party application to connect to EXO Business data files.

04 Dec 2013

Less than half of New Zealand businesses have an exit strategy

Regardless of the number of years New Zealand SME owners have been their own boss, the majority don’t have a clear strategy for exiting their business and little more than one third have established its value.

27 Nov 2013

Rural businesses hope for better year in 2014

New Zealand’s rural sector continues to find the going tough as it faces a high dollar, uncertain international markets and rising production costs. However, things are looking up, with more than double the proportion of SMEs expecting an annual revenue rise as had experienced one in the prior 12 months.

11 Nov 2013

SMEs enjoy $450+ per month worth of ‘me time’ thanks to bank feeds

Many of New Zealand’s business owners spend hours each week keying bank transaction data into their financial accounts when they could be enjoying life outside work. These days there’s no need to fight that battle.

30 Oct 2013

Digitally divided – Half of New Zealand businesses not online

New Zealand SMEs are missing out on revenue gains and growth in the economy is being constrained due to a clear divide in the use of internet-based technology, new research has found.

24 Oct 2013

MYOB announces competitor conversion services with free offer

New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider today officially announces the availability of Conversion Services to MYOB, available through select local MYOB partners.

21 Oct 2013

MYOB gains IRD approval to store customer records offshore

New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider MYOB has now received Inland Revenue Department approval to keep taxpayer business records offshore.

18 Oct 2013

Women business owners outperforming men

New Zealand’s female SME operators are outperforming men in several key areas, demonstrating the strength of their contribution to the local economy, a national survey has revealed.

15 Oct 2013

Councils urged to improve business focus in face of strong dissatisfaction

Councils are being urged to focus more on supporting their local business community in the wake of a new survey that reveals widespread dissatisfaction amongst SME business operators.

07 Oct 2013

National have SMEs’ confidence on economy, though support needs improvement

New research released today by MYOB, New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, shows the National Government enjoys the trust of the majority of SMEs when it comes to the economy; more so than other parties. It also shows there is considerable scope for improving the sector’s satisfaction with Government support.

30 Sep 2013

Stable performance & increased economic confidence for Chinese business owners

Chinese SME business operators in New Zealand have enjoyed more stable revenue over the last 12 months than the broader sector and are more confident about economic improvement in the short-term, according to the latest research for the September 2013 MYOB Business Monitor.

26 Sep 2013

Growth signs emerging after revenue stability for Maori business owners

Maori business operators in New Zealand have enjoyed greater revenue stability in the last 12 months than the overall business community and encouraging signs of growth are developing, according to the latest MYOB Business Monitor research.

24 Sep 2013

Free online service launched to help SMEs face & improve reality

New Zealand’s small businesses can now assess the health of their business for free thanks to a new portal launched by MYOB – a company that supports 1.2 million businesses, with a quarter of these in New Zealand.

19 Sep 2013

Strong business confidence & growth expectations for New Zealand SME market

New research released today by MYOB, New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, reveals a significant improvement over the past six months in the confidence and financial expectations of local small and medium business (SME) operators.

17 Sep 2013

Two-time win for MYOB Partner of the Year 2013

Auckland-based business consultant Lynley Averis of Accounting Training has just been named the 2013 MYOB Partner of the Year. In doing so she has made history in being the first Approved Partner in New Zealand and Australia to receive the award twice.

11 Sep 2013

MYOB welcomes introduction of New Zealand Business Number & announces supporting tool

MYOB welcomes today’s confirmation from Government that it will introduce a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), lauding it as a solid step in making local business owners’ lives easier.

30 Aug 2013

New MYOB module revolutionises the tax management process

Accounting practices looking to save time and resources while improving accuracy should look no further than the new MYOB Accountants Office (AO) Tax Manager. The new module was developed to make it even easier for accountants to stay on top of their clients’ tax obligations.

29 Aug 2013

A pie, pint & tools for business success for Christchurch tradies

An initiative designed to ensure local trade businesses get the most out of the Christchurch rebuild and maintain their success after the boom has just been launched by MYOB and Westpac.

23 Aug 2013

NZ SME sector job creation on decline in 2013

The increasing pace of recovery and record business confidence is not likely to translate into a significant number of new jobs in the SME sector this year, according to a new analysis of employment intentions.

20 Aug 2013

MYOB, the first NZ business to deploy online performance management tool, Salesforce Work.com, sees surge in employee engagement

While social media has often been considered a distraction in the office, the same principles are now used in a successful productivity tool that combines social sharing with performance management.

08 Jul 2013

New Zealand's start-ups expecting strong growth this year

Start-ups work longer and for less financial reward than more established SMEs, yet are far more confident about their revenue performance this year, according to a special MYOB Business Monitor start-up report released today.

04 Jul 2013

Too many NZ SMEs missing out on benefits of the digital economy

Local businesses are unknowingly missing out on the breadth of opportunities offered by the digital economy, according to new research into New Zealand SME's online technology usage. With the findings also clearly highlighting the breadth of opportunities it offers, MYOB is calling for vastly improved government education and support for the business community.

24 Jun 2013

MYOB expands Auckland-based online development capability

New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB today announced it is expanding its Auckland operations by creating more than 20 new research and development roles.

17 Jun 2013

GetOnline.co.nz celebrates 1st birthday and brings 1.3m+ visits to local business websites

In the past year more than 11,000 New Zealand businesses (SMEs) have built their presence online with GetOnline.co.nz, an MYOB and Westpac initiative that provides a website builder that makes it easy for every Kiwi business to get online.

14 Jun 2013

MYOB gains competitive advantage with completion of BankLink purchase

MYOB Finance NZ Limited announced today it has completed the purchase of New Zealand accounting solutions provider BankLink from Media Transfer Services Limited for NZ$136m. Signing of the purchase agreement was announced to the Australian Securities Exchange on 14 May 2013.

04 Jun 2013

BUDGET: SMEs call on government to fund innovation and skills training

New Zealand’s small and medium businesses (SMEs) want more emphasis on research and development (R&D) funding, and increased spending on skills and training in this week’s budget, according to the latest MYOB Business Monitor research.

15 May 2013

MYOB and BankLink unite to define a new era in cloud accounting

MYOB Holdings Pty Limited (“MYOB”), today announced that one of its subsidiaries, MYOB Finance NZ Limited, has signed an agreement to purchase the unlisted business, BankLink, from Media Transfer Services Limited. The purchase was announced to the Australian Securities Exchange today.

14 May 2013

Growing number of businesses owned and operated by women

Many business owners use cloud accounting solutions and benefit from daily bank-feeds, a feature where bank transactions are automatically imported and matched to the correct accounts in their accounting software.

13 May 2013

Construction and Trades: How to maintain compliance in the new financial year

As New Zealand’s construction and trades sector continues to work its way out of a sluggish recovery, cash flow and timing of customer payments remain the industry’s biggest challenges.

01 May 2013

Primary Sector: Combat drought and other pressures by successfully planning now

New Zealand is currently recovering from the most severe drought in 70 years and the impact of this on primary sector businesses is expected to continue for a number of years to come. If businesses in this sector are to thrive, it is vital that they have sound financial planning and good systems in place.

01 May 2013

Hospitality Industry: Staying on top of legislation will lead to success this financial year

Compliance has been identified as one of the key pressures on SMEs in the hospitality sector as they face a raft of requirements to keep pace with. These range from tax and employment regulations to strict food, hygiene and alcohol laws, all of which can be difficult for hard-working business owners to keep on top of.

01 May 2013

Retail Sector: Plan the new financial year with your accountant to combat pressures

As the retail sector works its way out of a sluggish recovery, increased competition and low consumer demand continue to remain a challenge.

01 May 2013

MYOB is proud to sponsor the 2013 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition

MYOB is proud to be sponsoring the ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition for 2013. All you need to do is submit a brief business plan using the templates on business.govt.nz and you’re in to win!

01 May 2013

Almost half of NZ SMEs have remote workers within their business

New research by New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB, reveals almost half the country’s small and medium businesses (SMEs) now have employees who work from home or away from the office.

22 Apr 2013

Research proves accountant + advice = revenue rise

New research released today reveals that small to medium business operators who use their accountant as a business advisor rather than simply for compliance purposes have a greater likelihood of financial success than their peers.

18 Apr 2013

Acclaim Group awarded MYOB Enterprise Solutions New Zealand Partner of the Year 2012

A long-term MYOB partner, Acclaim Group has been recognised with the annual MYOB Enterprise Solutions New Zealand Partner of the Year 2012 award.

09 Apr 2013

GlobalBizpro recognised with national MYOB award

A long-term MYOB partner based in Auckland, Eastern Payroll has been awarded the MYOB Enterprise Solutions Partner Excellence in Customer Experience 2012 accolade.

09 Apr 2013

GlobalBizpro recognised with national MYOB award

A long-term MYOB partner based in Auckland, GlobalBizpro has just been awarded the 2012 MYOB Enterprise Solutions Partner Excellence in Marketing New Zealand accolade.

09 Apr 2013

Enprise Solutions wins MYOB 2012 Excellence in Business Development New Zealand

Long-term MYOB partner Enprise Solutions was presented the annual MYOB Enterprise Solutions Partner Excellence in Business Development New Zealand 2012 award. The industry stalwart has offices in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, as well as Sydney and Melbourne.

09 Apr 2013

SME dissatisfaction outweighs satisfaction with Government support

New research by MYOB reveals the level of dissatisfaction with government support felt by New Zealand’s small and medium business (SME) community is relatively unchanged from mid last year. This is despite their improving revenues and increasing optimism about the local economy.

02 Apr 2013

New research: Exporters & importers share revenue results, economic sentiment & 2013 plans

New research by New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB, reveals that despite exporters and importers struggling through the sluggish economic recovery, business is now gathering momentum.

25 Mar 2013

New Zealand business operators support starting out wage

Local business owners and managers will be welcoming the Government’s new starting-out wage when it comes into force on 1 May, according to the latest research from MYOB.

22 Mar 2013

MYOB Business Monitor: Regional & Sector Economic Releases

New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB, reveals the results from the latest MYOB Business Monitor survey according to New Zealand’s major regions and sectors.

20 Mar 2013

Small to Medium Businesses Finally Optimistic As Bright Spots Emerge

The latest research by New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider MYOB indicates that while local business owners see a long road ahead for the economic recovery, positive revenue prospects have boosted their confidence.

18 Mar 2013

MYOB launches new online resource for employers prior to end of financial year

New Zealand’s largest accounting software provider, MYOB, today launched a brand new initiative that will make life easier for small business employers.

12 Mar 2013

10,000 more NZ businesses now benefitting from being online

More than 10,000 New Zealand businesses are now operating online because they took advantage of the tools provided by GetOnline.co.nz, a recent Westpac and MYOB initiative designed to help local businesses create a website.

27 Feb 2013

Big Opportunities for SMEs Who Adapt in the Face of Cost Pressures

Investing in better technology, human capital and managing costs will give businesses a head start in 2013, according to a study by MYOB and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER).

12 Feb 2013

Business is back on the Mac

New Zealand’s largest provider of accounting software, MYOB has unveiled a range of updates to its Mac accounting suite to deliver greater mobility and advanced functionality to Mac, iPhone and iPad users.

24 Jan 2013

MYOB’s seven steps to boost your business in the New Year

A focus on attracting new customers and improving systems and processes are the most popular strategies for local businesses planning for success in 2013, a new study reveals.

15 Jan 2013