faqs

If you are unsure whether you need a business coach or accountant, what we do and how much we charge, this is a good place to start. From here you can establish an understanding of your situation and if you should seek professional help.

How much do you charge for accounting services?

Futureproof Concepts charges on a subscription-based fee structure which allows you to spread your payments across the year. No surprises, no cash-flow issues, no resistance to call or email and no time-for-money. We want to be accessible to you without you worrying about the cost.

You can download our price list here.

How much do you charge for business coaching?

We have a variety of programs available which are all partly funded by the Regional Business Partner Network through the Management Capability Voucher Scheme (if criteria is met). The costs vary from $2,700 plus GST to $4,500 plus GST.

We are a registered provider for the Regional Business Partner Network and are currently offering fully funded COVID response coaching in the areas of Finance & Cashflow Management and Business Continuity. Please get in touch for more information.

We also offer general business coaching on a monthly basis from $450 plus GST per month.

When and where do you host your workshops?

We have a variety of workshops on offer during the year. Some are free to attend and some are available for a small fee. We usually hold the workshops at the Rotorua Library, depending on the number of participants.

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What topics do you cover in your workshops?

All workshops are about 1.5hrs long and we are covering a range of topics all relating to small businesses including, but not limited to:

  • XERO
  • Social Media
  • Profit vs Cash
  • How to overcome procrastination
  • The science behind business planning
  • Goal setting sessions
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Financial Literacy
  • Business Taxes for Beginners
Do you offer your training and accounting services outside of Rotorua?

Yes we do. Our work is fully online and we can host virtual training sessions as well as look after your accounts and tax returns from anywhere.

What industries do you have experience in?

We look after a variety of clients in Hospitality, Tourism, Trade, Real Estate, Retail and commercial and residential property owners.

What is a business coach?

A business coach will assist and guide the business owner in running a business by helping them clarify the vision of their business and align it with their personal goals. Business coaching is the process of taking a business from where it is now to where the business owner wants it to be.

Do I need a business coach?

Signs to tell you if you need a business coach are:

  • You see no clear path forward
  • You are overwhelmed
  • You need more personal accountability
  • You want to develop new skills
  • You are in a rut

If you can answer “yes” to at least 3 out of 5, you will benefit from a business coach.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Miriam generally works Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4pm, but is also off-site with clients on a regular basis. Please email Miriam directly or call her (please leave a message so she can return your call as soon as she is able). We also make appointments outside of these hours so please get in touch with us.

What does an accountant do?

Accountants make sure that you are on top of your finances and tax obligations. They help you plan for financial troughs and show you how you can effectively operate your business.

Do I need an accountant?

If you need advice around your business’ legal structure, when you write your business plan, when it comes to your taxes or when you need help with your finances, the answer is “yes”. Start-up businesses should hire an accountant before they start trading, or within the first 3-6 months. It will save you time and money in the long-run and you will have the piece of mind that everything is in order.