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Author: Leaine Jones

Best practice is the way of running a business or providing a service that is recognized as correct or most effective. (Collins Dictionary). Look at this as being the gold standard – the proven methods and ethical guidelines that shape decisions and actions in a business. In the realm of bookkeeping...

Once again there are 2 bookkeeping-industry conferences to choose from. Leaine Jones, founder of both Jones Business Solutions and Smart Books, is thrilled to be a part of both events and can't wait to connect with fellow industry enthusiasts. Which conference will you be attending? Institute...

Last month saw me travel to the Coromandel (last visited when I was 19) to attend the 2024 Beach Hop. This is an annual event for car enthusiasts – and the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. For those who know me...

The end of financial year tends to put a spotlight on things tax. Having a clear understanding of your obligations and the different taxes you will have to pay is a must do! Some good information here from NZ Business Magazine for an overview. Need...

Recently my Smart Books business held its first ever workshop – ‘Being Your Best’. One of the sessions was with me sharing my journey so far. I looked at some of the key life happenings that have helped shape and drive me forward with being...

Do you rent out a holiday home on one of the many accommodation website platforms? (Think Air BnB and the like.) The GST rules (NZ) are changing from 1 April 2024. Even if you are not GST-registered the things you need to do are altering....

I belong to a book club in the rural community where I live. We take turns at hosting every couple of months. When it is your turn you add some new books to the collection, take it last year’s contribution and – most importantly -...

Reset and Refocus 2023 proved to be a particularly challenging year – for myself, my family, and my community. Extreme weather events and health scares took over somewhat from the ‘business as usual’. While I am not a fan of new year resolutions, I do think...

Every good bookkeeper needs this 'go to' resource! Recently republished in it's 4th edition this text has a wealth of information that is clearly explained with loads of examples and references to trusted and official sources. Get your own copy and upskill your bookkeeping knowledge. ...

Last week I took 5 days off. The last time my husband and I had a break together was before Covid! I spend a lot of time recommending mini breaks, fitting in family and lifestyle activities to clients and colleagues. It’s not all about the...