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Kia ora, e te whānauI run a consultancy business and we are in the fortunate position to be experiencing growth in these uncertain times. I am looking to improve my ‘business fitness’ and would like to engage a lawyer, accountant and insurance advisor. We are a ‘conscious’ business so people, planet and ethics are important to us and our clients who are often social enterprises. Ideally we would find suppliers who share these values. With this in mind, I would be interested to know if any of the experts can recommend people in these areas? I am based on the Kāpiti Coast but happy to work with people in other areas. Posting in ‘social enterprise’ but also relevant to ‘legal’ and ‘services’ sub-sets. Ngā mihiBee

Question submitted 05/07/20 @ 10:31am
Industry: Social Enterprise (Community, Not-for-Profit, For Profit)
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  • Kia ora Bee

    So glad to hear that your business is thriving in these troubled times. It sounds like you would benefit from finding like minded business owners that share tips and recommendations like the ones you’re asking about. Have a look on Facebook… there are some awesome small business communities like: https://www.facebook.com/collectivelynz/

    (Disclosure… I’m totally biased about Collectively but their are many others to choose from)

    A great place to connect with Kiwi Business owners for savvy advice:)

    Thanks Colart!

    Morena Bee – I have put a few words out to some people on this – Andy

    Morena Bee

    Great to hear you’re experiencing growth during this period – congrats! I’m sure that feels a positive step forward. A couple of recommendations for you:

    1. Accountant – I’d suggest starting with Beany which offers a fully online service for small businesses with unlimited email/phone support – https://www.beany.com/.

    2. Lawyer – Suggest Steven Moe from Parry Field Lawyers. He has good social enterprise knowledge – https://www.parryfield.com/portfolio-item/moe-steven/.

    Sorry don’t have an insurance adviser recommendation. As a starting point, I can see Crombie Lockwood offer insurance for non-profits – https://www.crombielockwood.co.nz/industries/not-for-profit/.

    Ka kite
    Rochelle

    Kia ora,

    I would also recommend Steven Moe as a lawyer with considerable social enterprise expertise.

    In regard to Accountants, I would 100% recommend Fairground. https://fairground.co.nz/. They are themselves a certified social enterprise, so they walk the talk! Talk to Charmaine in Wellington.

    BDO are also good from an audit standpoint and have a lot of experience in working with social enterprise and charities.

    Fairground should be able to recommend insurance agents.

    Ngā mihi nui,

    Lou Aitken
    Ākina Foundation

    Morena Rochelle

    I am so grateful for these leads.
    Thanks so much. I will follow up.

    Ngā mihi
    Bee

    Thanks Andy. So grateful for your connections.
    Ngā mihi
    Bee

    Kia ora Lou

    Thank you for this advice. It is gold! I will follow up.
    And great to connect with you. I love all that the Ākina Foundation stands for.

    Ngā mihi
    Bee

    kia ora Bee!

    Connect with us anytime – info@akina.org.nz.

    We have some amazing certified social enterprises who supply goods & services, so happy to promote their impact!

    Hi Bee
    MY Company ICIB are Insurance Brokers to the Icehouse Group are their wider Business Community
    We have a Broker who looks after our Wellington Business our Main Branch is Auckland

    Happy to work with you

    Please email me at Garry@icib.co.nz and wayne@icib.co.nz

    Cheers

    Hi Bee
    MY Company ICIB are Insurance Brokers to the Icehouse Group are their wider Business Community
    We have a Broker who looks after our Wellington Business our Main Branch is Auckland

    Happy to work with you

    Please email me at Garry@icib.co.nz and wayne@icib.co.nz

    Cheers

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