North Shore Based Business Advisors

Move Your Business Forward

Once you have the right software and are filing GST returns on time, having annual accounts and tax completed on time, that is just the start. Now you need to monitor those results, analyse your business and move the business forward. Business Advisory Services can be designed for what you – as the business owner – needs. If you just want to maintain the business, we can help you with that. As we all know, SME’s can face some very serious pitfalls in today’s highly competitive market. We specialise in helping the entrepreneurs who are looking to grow and improve their business. Our experienced team will work alongside you, providing you with the resources and tools that you need to take your business to the next level. We want nothing more than to see your business thrive.

We’d be happy to meet face-to-face and listen to your long-term goals. Our team provides solutions to any business risks or challenges you may face. We can help you to set up a realistic target and an action plan that is achievable.


Business Analysis

Let us give your business a health check! Our team will let you know what impacts the bottom line. Take the practical advice we can provide and ensure the ongoing success of your venture. We’ll give you New Zealand business advice and work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line.


Have you ever wondered how your business performs compared to your competitors? What is their average bottom line? Are you spending enough on advertising? Are you paying too much rent? Are your staff costs too high? Surviving in today’s business climate requires you to spend more time working on your business rather than in it. We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative benchmarking reports that enable you to:

  • See how your business compares to your competitors
  • Understand more about how the rest of your industry works
  • Analyse the key performance indicators in your industry


Equipped with this information, we’ll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line.


A good budget is a necessity. Benjamin Franklin said it best “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

We use software that allows you to consider future scenarios and provides you with realistic goals to strive for in your business. Your business might be capable of making more money than you had originally imagined. Let us crunch the numbers while you count the dollars in your hand at the end of the financial year. Or at the very least, provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that sometime in the future your hard work will pay off.

Cash Flow Forecasting

We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative cash flow forecasting reports that enable you to:

  • Realise and understand when cash is available
  • Plan and prepare for expansion, stock control, and taxes
  • Analyse and anticipate key expenses

Risk Management

A multitude of risks exist in today’s business environment. At Carolyn Skilling Ltd we pride ourselves in our proven ability to accurately assess risk and protect you from vulnerabilities inherent in your enterprise. An effective risk management strategy improves the performance of your business, enables you to complete goals, and protects the value of your business.
A risk assessment includes:

  • Assembling relevant information about your business and market
  • Identifying the major risks facing your organisation
  • Developing a risk strategy
  • Implementing the risk management procedures


Let’s talk about how we can help you make your business better.