Moving Christmas

We’re Moving Host

Please note that over the Christmas period we’re moving to a better host.

We’ve used our original hosting provider since well before incorporating Double D Works Ltd in 2008. We feel moving host marks a time in our business of significant improvement. This change has come about from our progression resulting in outgrowing the previous service.

Note; during this period you/we may lose email and website access for a few days.

We expect our website(s) should only be out for a few hours and emails to go out for no more than 72 hours. It could be less than this however you would be best to expect them being out of action for a few days. If you need to contact us during this period, then please phone us on 0800 339 6757.

An update will he posted here once we confirm the period this moves taking place. We expect to carry out the account migration at some point from the 24th of December 2016 on. We plan to have everything completed by the 2nd of January 2017.

UPDATE: The server migration finished ahead of schedule. There was little to no downtime.

However as of the 8th of January 2017 we’re working on changing our server layout in effort to find a way to configure things more efficiently with the new hosting account features.

During the following fortnight or thereabouts this site and others may go offline for a short time while we test changes. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

NB: We are currently experiencing some issues with our contact and appointment scheduling system. While it will likely still work, it could be best to contact us via or phone us on 0800 339 6757 until such time as the issues get resolved.

Our contact and appointment scheduling system is now working as it should. The issue was theme related impacting the contact form.

This notice will remain here until everything’s set up, tested and confirmed working. We expect to take down this notice before the end of this month, being January 2017. Any other site updates between now and then will all show below this notice.

Xero Business Performance Dashboard

Xero Performance Dashboard

Xero provides you with the ability to see where your business has been and heading. Use the performance dashboard in Xero and various metrics to map your success. It’s a great way to understand your financial position.

Working with a Xero Certified Advisor is the best way to make sure the performance dashboard information is in front of you. It’s also a fantastic way to make sure you have someone who can explain what it all means.

Too often businesses fail because business owners believe they have everything under control. This unfortunately couldn’t be further from the truth on several occasions. Account Wise is here to help you succeed and keep you on track with your goals.

Helpful Site Updates

Updates and Changes Beyond

Today we released important updates to our bookkeeping services page.

You’ll now find our bookkeeping services listed in three packs. You may alter one of the latter two packs to suit your exact situation. We hope these changes are helpful in understanding what’s offered and how the options group together forming a custom bookkeeping services pack designed to suit your business needs to a tee.

Additional updates are coming. We will however potentially start such improvements once we’ve moved host. We hope you find them beneficial.

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Expansion – Sensible Business Practice Part 5

Expansion by Duplication

While a percentage in business manage to stay afloat without proper systems, a number don’t. Do you want to flounder around fumbling your way through simple tasks or have a functional approach? Want to evolve, keeping up with the times or stick with things as they are, falling behind the competition or progress and go through sustainable expansion?

What do you feel would happen if one tried expansion by duplication of non-existent or poorly constructed, untested systems? Would such likely be conducive to a successful practice? No, in short these businesses will typically struggle and ultimately fail. Unfortunately too many in this situation tend to seek help when it’s too late. This can occur because they never saw it coming.

More often than not in this situation it’s reasonable to assume better planning and understanding was lacking. Disregarding Sensible Business Practice is seriously unwise. The more invested cost/debt wise the more serious it is. To take poorly executed systems or a business with little to none and expect to  duplicate such is economic suicide.

The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek οἰκονομία from οἶκος (oikos, “house”) and νόμος (nomos, “custom” or “law”), hence “rules of the house (hold for good management)”.

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Foundation – Sensible Business Practice Part 4

Solid Foundation

When starting out in business it’s critical to build a solid foundation, first by establishing and secondly maintaining a set of systems specific to your business. There’s no magic pill for this or strict set of rules. It’s up to each person to put together the systems forming a solid foundation. Hopefully its better than your competitors, giving you the competitive edge. Don’t know where to start and want some help? Having a book-keeper with loads of experience is a great resource to turn too.

To build and test processes its helpful to accept it can involve more time than a standard week. Time spent during the formation stage can also equate to drawing less than you potentially should. Every business needs capital to work and during this stage you don’t yet have an established basis. Sure there are books that say pay yourself first, too working to a strict schedule to separate business time from personal. In our opinion however you should only introduce things like this down the track, when you know your business is reasonably secure. We can’t stress enough how important it is to undertake the critical ground work forming a solid foundation.

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Kapu Ti Productions Ltd

Professional, Fast and Efficient

We have had Ivana working with our book-keeping for 3 years and the standard of work is fantastic. She is professional, fast and efficient. Nothing is ever a problem, she looks for the best solution for your business or personal accounting needs. Highly recommend her and her team.

Kapu Ti Productions Ltd – Vimeo – Facebook – Trade Me – Brent Job and Michelle Lee

Search Engine Optimisation Tweaks

Search Engine Optimisation Notice

The Account Wise site’s been undergoing alterations related to Search Engine Optimisation to increase organic search engine traffic. Both visible and hidden aspects of the site have changed and will continue too, as and when required. A good part of the text has undergone a rewrite.

While the general context of the content remained much the same. Most of the pages and posts have had material added to include the various rules of Search Engine Optimisation. Given these updates, you may want to browse over any material read before.

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Business Owners – Sensible Business Practice Part 3

Business Owners Systems

While it would be great if business owners could have time off and do everything needing no one else, so no extra wage related expenses, whether they’re employees or part-time professional such as Lawyers, accountants, or bookkeepers however it’s not practical and in most instances, it’s just not possible.

It’s critical to engage the right person(s) to undertake the tasks you can’t. Let face it, most business owners don’t want to do everything, so finding the right team is potentially going to make all the difference between whether you just stay afloat, sink like a rock or crack into markets you never thought possible when first starting out.

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