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A quick branding update for Gibson Electrical

Updating your branding doesn't have to be scary... Change and growth is GOOD! Embrace growth in your business and share it visually through your branding and website design. We are not the same person we were 20, 10, 5 years ago and chances are your business has had a similar growth. 🌱 🪴 🌳  Don't be scared to update your website or invest in the visual impact of your branding. Your branding is the first impression of your company and should represent YOU as a company - it should pr...

November 30, 2023

How much does a website cost?

We chat with a lot of clients wanting a website and the leading question from them all is generally the same: "How much does a website cost?"We know that many of you are on the hunt for a good deal when it comes to building your website. After all, who doesn't want to save some coin? But we're here to tell you that cutting corners and opting for a cheaper website could end up costing you in the long run....

November 2, 2023

Varntige Lift Up: Community Day 2023 - Te Awamutu Toy Library

Varntige's Lift Up Community Day 2023 was where our company helped the Te Awamutu Toy Library. For a full day, we closed our office doors and dedicated our time to help them with their inventory management, inputting toys into their system, and cleaning and styling the library.Check our our video about the day:...

August 4, 2023

A Brand isn't just a Logo

Often people get stuck in the idea that a brand is all about the business’s logo. The logo is just one aspect that fits under your business's whole brand identity. You should be able to cover up your logo and still be able to identify the company by the look and feel your brand identity creates. This includes things such as your brand's tone of voice, slogans, brand and marketing look and feel, design assets and more. For a business to create a successful brand you must establish your bra...

April 21, 2023

Why we choose Rocketspark to build our websites

Are you a business owner struggling to find the right website builder? Look no further than Rocketspark! As a Rocketspark Gold Partner,  we can confidently say that this platform has been the solution to all of our website building problems.First and foremost, Rocketspark websites are beautiful. We understand the importance of having a website that not only functions well but also looks visually appealing. That's why we love that Rocketspark offers custom website design that is built from s...

April 18, 2023

Let's chat about Chat GPT

Unless you have been under a rock, I am sure you have heard about the AI tool Chat GPT. If you haven’t heard about it, let me explain. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence program that can understand and generate human-like responses to text-based inputs. It's used for chatbots, language translation, and other applications. It's been trained on a vast amount of data from the internet, allowing it to understand and generate responses on a wide range of topics. …and if you want to l...

April 5, 2023

Why Varntige are 100% Xero for their Bookkeeping Services

When Varntige started in 2015 (then named The Good P.A) they serviced both MYOB and Xero Accounting Software clients. However, Chantelle quickly came to realise that time is a limited resource and she wanted Varntige team to be the very best at what they do. So, she decided to Niche and offer bookkeeping services in only Xero. This meant staff could spend their training time each month keeping up to date with only the one Software. Allowing them to have the time to keep up with all the upda...

February 23, 2023

Case Study from Gavin Bodey of BodeySpark Electrical

Gavin Bodey is a family man who prides himself on being great at what he does as a “sparky” electrical inspector for his business BodeySpark Electrical.Gavin was feeling the pressure of running his business. The stress of the amount of work that he was juggling alongside being a husband and father was keeping him up at night and paralysing himself with worry about getting things done in time.Through the trade, another electrician who had been in a similar position recommended the help of Var...

February 8, 2023

Cashflow tips for small business

Are you struggling with cashflow? Are you worrying all month if you’re going to receive the money for work that has already been done - sometimes from up to 60 days ago! Some of our leading financial advisors are advising NZ to wake up and join the 21st century, it is time to change some basic invoicing procedures. Xero Studies have shown that poor cash flow is to blame for 82% of businesses that fail. So the aim is to turn your receivables into cash as quickly as possible.So, what can you do?...

January 20, 2023

Christmas Giveaway! 🎄🎁

GIVEAWAY!! GIVEAWAY!! GIVEAWAY!! 🎉🎁🎄🎉🎁🎄🎉🎁🎄🎉🎁🎄 We are celebrating Christmas with a delish The Pressie Box Gift Tin GIVEAWAY!...

December 1, 2022

Help! My Xero balance doesn't match my bank balance, how do I fix it?

So your bank balance doesn't match your Xero balance - don't cry yet. Let's help you fix it!  In our last blog we talked about the monthly checks you can do in Xero to make sure your Xero account stays tidy. Today we're going to take a more in depth look at one of these items. Making sure your Xero balance matches your bank balance. You can refer to our last blog to read about where we start this off 'Monthly check you should be doing in Xero'. So your bank balance doesn't match your X...

November 16, 2022

Google Analytics is changing from a Universal Property to a Google Analytics 4 Property, what does this mean?

Google Analytics is changing from a Universal Property to a Google Analytics 4 Property, how does this change your website? Most of our clients would be like my what is doing what?? As soon as you mention Google Analytics, ears stop listening, minds switch off and we get it - Google IS a beast! BUT LISTEN we are here to tell you this is important stuff, so I have simplified the info below and we can work through this together. Recently I attended a seminar with the knowledgeable Google gurus at ...

November 14, 2022

Help Kids in Need Waikato keep moving!

We had the pleasure of helping Kids in Need Waikato for our 2022 Community Day!On this day we got to help Kids in Need Waikato change over from their winter stock to summer stock, help stock the tog & towel section ready for the sunny days, develop some assets for their social media campaign and of course, create some specialised bags filled with beautiful clothing and items for Kids in need.We sat down with the amazing owner and founder of Kids in Need Waikato, Linda Roil and discussed how ...

September 27, 2022

Cross your fingers, we are nominated for THREE NZVA Awards!

Our amazing Varntige Owner & Founder Chantelle Good is nominated for the VA Leadership Award!This award recognises our Virtual Assistant Agency Owners or Team Managers, who support their people to deliver exceptional services to their clients and who have shown exemplary leadership....

August 10, 2022

Loving Arms website, giving back to our Community

Varntige is on the second year of our Lift Up: Free Community Website initiative.This is where Non-profit Organisations can register to receive our FREE Lift Up Community Website. In addition to our FREE website design and help, Rocketspark provides FREE website hosting for the entirety of that website's lifetime, learn more about this here. This year we chose to help the amazing team at Loving Arms. If you are not aware of the incredible work they do for our community, please check them out!htt...

August 5, 2022

Do I need accounting software?

Technically – no. You can manually keep record of all your bank transactions, invoices, receipts, drawings, assets…….over it already? Thought so, read below why we recommend using Xero Cloud-Based Software to keep track of your records....

August 4, 2022

Processing payrolls – are you sure that you are getting it right?

Is payroll just one more thing on your list of things to do?  Well then, I might be throwing a spanner in the works for you, by letting you know of the potential that you may have been doing it wrong all this time…  Yes, your employee might be getting his money paid into his bank account every week, fortnight or month dependent on his contract.  But how sure are you, and the employee, that what he is being paid is in fact what is legally owed to him?  With payroll bein...

July 19, 2022

Tetley-Jones Agriculture Case Study

As a business grows and the work intensifies, finding the right help is imperative to a business’s continued success. Ross Tetley-Jones knew it was time to find the right kind of help for his agricultural business nearly five years ago and says he hasn’t looked back since....

July 5, 2022

Dudfields Case Study

Sarah and Mark Dudfield have time back on their hands to deal with the big stuff of business – working out the future growth for Dudfields Electricians without the stress and worry of the day to day running and logistics required by their busy team. “We needed to do something – Mark was taking all the phone calls coming in each day, scheduling call outs and work, while being on the tools too. Something had to give. We talked to the team at Varntige and got them to handle our phone service,...

July 5, 2022

Varntige turned 7! 🎉

If you are looking for a New Zealand Virtual Assistant firm with years of experience and expertise in the services: Bookkeeping, Administration, Graphic Design and Websites... Varntige is here for you! We are a team of 8 made up of Xero certified advisors, payroll experts, qualified graphic designers with a combined experience of over 80 years - so rest assured, you are in GREAT hands. When Chantelle opened the doors 7 years ago, it was with the simplest of missions:...

April 8, 2022

8 Reasons why Farmers Need a Bookkeeper!

Farmers are one of the main bloodlines of the New Zealand economy, and by supporting the agriculture industry to do their best, we are supporting all New Zealand businesses to thrive. #1 – I am looking to save time If there’s one things NZ farmer’s do not have an abundance of – it’s time. We understand the jobs on the farm are never done and by utilising a bookkeeper, this free’s you up to work on what you do best. Reclaim your evenings and weekends by outsourcing your bookkeeping an...

March 2, 2022

I learnt a valuable lesson this week…

I’ve been blessed in life to learn that time is not an infinite resource. But this week I learnt that I hadn’t been valuing all of my time as I should. I value parts of it – health is big. You’ll find it’s rare as hens teeth for me to miss any of my planned workout sessions. Because I’m valuing that time. I hadn’t been putting the value on my work and personal time that it deserves. A reminder came when some of my time was wasted, and I was left thinking why this person wasted my t...

February 25, 2022

Remember ALL your passwords without having to remember ALL your passwords

We have had several clients lately talk about how many passwords they have and can't remember or that they have indeed forgotten them! We get it, having all different passwords for important logins is enough to drive anyone insane (wait until you add a couple of hundred clients into the mix!). So what is our solution? LASTPASS. Has anyone actually heard of Last Pass? Does anyone use it? We have been using it for years now, and what we can say is we LOVE it! Last Pass is a secure account with one...

January 18, 2022

Your small business Social Media questions answered!

We get asked all the time about Social Media. When should you post? What should you post? How many times a week? What platform? It's unfortunately not a clear answer. What is right for our industry and business is not always right for you and it is a lot of trial and error! But the answer I give is a question right back: Are you posting consistently?  So tell me, are you making an effort to be active online? Are you continuously communicating with your followers? If your answers are th...

September 24, 2021

Lockdown is here and I need a website!

What a week! Who would've thought we would be back in level 4, not me... and I bet not you either! So, let's get down to business, how are you running your business in lockdown? How are you selling your products without being in your shop? How are you sharing your services with everyone?? We have the answer... a website. Yep, we ALL need one....

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