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www.times.co.nz Proudly New Zealand Owned & Operated — Times Newspapers Supplement — July 2014 — 11 PPProudly New Zealand roudly New Zealand roudly New Zealand Owned Owned Owned &&& Operated Operated Operated SMALL businesses and medium enterprises (SMEs) – that’s the plumbers, early childhood centres, restaurateurs, hairdressers and many more – contribute 38.6 per cent to New Zealand’s GDP, which is worth about $50 billion per annum to New Zealand. The team at Astill Hawke & Associates chartered accountants know that SMEs are transforming the way they manage their paperwork with one of the smartest innovations to be developed in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Kiwi innovators, Xero, developed technology that has made easy-to- use accounting software available to small businesses and it’s affordable. The simple system lets businesses concentrate on what they do best, like installing future-proof wiring in stunning homes, serving the finest Kiwi cuisine or caring for our youngest generation, without stressing over the accounts. When Xero was developed their IT experts went to the coalface and watched what small business owners do in their day. They discovered SMEs went to their bank website before any other business site, to check who had paid outstanding accounts. And, the biggest hassle for small businesses was tackling the accounts retrospectively during weekends. Xero wanted to do better than that and came up with a genius solution to feed bank statements directly into clients’ Xero accounts that are cloud-based. When Xero users check if someone has paid up, they can also do the bookkeeping work with a few clicks of their mouse! Too easy. The start of a clever idea is continuously evolving with an ever-increasing number of cloud-based apps and software designed to meet the needs of SMEs and give them online real- time reporting. With the cloud it is much easier for SMEs to look bigger globally really quickly and if New Zealanders want better schools and hospitals, businesses need to seriously think about exporting. Astill Hawke & Associates director, Kirsten Hawke says her team loves Xero’s Kiwi- made technology because it makes a tangible difference to New Zealand businesses. “Exporting software development brainpower and bringing foreign earnings into New Zealand proves anything is possible in the current information tech era,” says Kirsten. An Astill Hawke Business Buddy will pass on their Xero tips and tricks to clients, to ensure the maximum benefits are achieved with the beautiful accounting software. Call Astill Hawke & Associates now and create your business freedom with Xero. 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HOME HANDYMAN SERVICE – ALL TRADES, ALL SERVICES SHOWERDOME INSTALLERS Double celebration for top Kiwi companies PROPERTY repairs wait for no man. But they don’t have to wait when Martin Coring is all too Able and Willing to take on the multitude of chores busy professionals or DYI novices just can’t handle. What’s more this locally- owned and operated company is celebrating its 10th birthday, proof that its all-encompassing handyman service has been a success with local residents. And indeed, the Able and Willing family team of five, which includes Martin’s wife Erin, will tackle almost anything. They are adept at renovations, painting and decorating, garden design and planting, decks and fences plus all those little household repairs that are nuisance value to some tradespeople but not the Corings. “No job is to small,” Martin says. “In fact, many of our elderly clients rely on us for minor repairs and we love to help.” Of course, at this time of year there are all those additional jobs such as leaks or repairs to guttering and storm- damaged fences. And the team is also renowned for its kitchen and bathroom renovations. “In fact, that’s a major part of our work,” Martin says. “Importantly we have access to a network of other trades such as electrical and plumbing.” An added bonus is Erin’s skill as a landscape designer – she provides expert advice on plantings, shapes, colours and fragrances in the garden. Or if it’s hard landscaping that’s needed – fences, decks and walkways – she can advise while the men can carry out construction. With a company name that speaks for itself, Able and Willing tackles most tasks, big or small, and takes pride in a job well done. Clearing the air! THERE’S no mystery to showering ‘under the dome’ – in fact, it’s clear this visionary Kiwi invention is about protecting bathrooms from mist and moisture and making life more pleasurable. Like Able and Willing, New Zealand-made Showerdome is celebrating its 10th birthday, the company’s longevity proof of effectiveness – thousands of clients now enjoy steam- free bathrooms thanks to ‘the dome’s efficiency. Best of all the Showerdome is only $410 and offers such benefits as: • No steam • No condensation • No mould or mildew • No misted mirrors • A warmer, cosier shower What’s more, buying a Showerdome is easy because Able and Willing Ltd has been an agent and certified installer for the past five years. “ The idea is so simple but it really works,” Martin says. “From the first we loved it and just had to add Showerdome installations to our service. Customers who have one say the difference is phenomenal.” Importantly, once a Showerdome is in place, there is no need to keep windows open. Extractor fans or bathroom heaters become a thing of the past, there is less cleaning and there are savings on power and money too. Available in a variety of sizes, a Showerdome is custom-fitted across the top of a shower box. In showers with no Showerdome, steam forms when warm, moisture-laden air, generated by the shower, mixes with cool air in the bathroom. The Showerdome keeps out cool air while generating the circulation of warm air within the shower. Hence, no steam is formed. It’s simple but highly effective – a brilliant concept.
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