Here at Johnston Associates South, your chartered accountants in Nelson and Marlborough we believe that great teamwork is key to success in business.
When you hire a new team member at your organisation, we’ve no doubt that you have the correct HR processes in place to ensure that they’re going to be a great fit for your business. But it’s worth remembering that team work is not just about your staff and employees, it’s also about key third-party professionals who are going to help your company succeed and grow.
Many entrepreneurs and business leaders have been known to say, “Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you”, and we couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re starting out in business, going through a growth phase or implementing your exit strategy you’ll always need a sound group of business advisors around you.
Here are a few professionals to consider as part of your team…
Business banking advisor – Whichever financial institution you choose to bank with, you’ll likely be offered an opportunity to meet with a professional from their business banking team. Shop around to find out which bank is offering the right deals for your business. Consider account charges, interest rates and any other extras that would be valuable to your business. As an example, some banks offer conference facilities and meeting rooms for their business clients; if you’re just starting out and don’t have these facilities in your work space, this might be important for you.
Lawyer – You may have used a lawyer for personal legal matters before, but you will need completely different legal advise when you’re running a business so consider wisely. The New Zealand Law Society has lots of information on how to choose a lawyer. Discover it HERE. Your key third-party professionals will often have to collaborate on business matters, here at Johnston Associates South we’re proud to have good working relationships with numerous legal practices throughout Nelson and Marlborough.
Chartered Accountant – That’s where we come in… We forge strong relationships with our clients, and these are developed through a truly personal service. We offer advice and information on corporate governance, company structure and strategy, accounting systems evaluation and implementation and debt management. We also have a specialist Business Consulting Division, offering clients the services of a Virtual Chief Executive Officer and Virtual Chief Financial Officer on a part-time basis; behind these roles we offer support in the form of business analysis and forecasting, and also ensure all compliance and tax reporting is up to date and current. Overall we provide a 360-degree approach to business consulting. You are welcome to interview us… Just give us a call!