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Graham McGregor: Getting helpful advice from your accountant

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Getting helpful advice and taking action on it is something I highly recommend for all business people.

The good news is that there is a surprising amount of helpful business advice all around us. (Including from your accountant.)

Here are three of the many ways that accountants might be of help...

1: An accountant can help you to

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Tampon ads filth - viewers

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Tampon ads filth - viewersThe ads are by Carefree.

A TV ad showing a girl going online to ask where to insert a tampon has sparked outrage.

Advertising standards watchdogs in New Zealand and Australia have received complaints about the Carefree tampons commercial, along with a second one.

The ads have been described by viewers on the firm's Facebook page as "unnecessary

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Graham McGregor: How to be positively remembered in your marketing

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In last week's marketing column I talked about a costly problem faced by 83 per cent of businesses.

This marketing problem is surprisingly common.

A business does a good job with the products or services they offer and their customers really like what they do.

However their customers don't remember the business regularly. So the

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Ramsbottom advert unlikely to offend - ASA

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Ramsbottom advert unlikely to offend - ASAThe Trade Me TV ad would not cause serious offense, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled. File photo / APN

An advert implying the surname Ramsbottom originates from people working with sheep's bottoms, might not be correct but wouldn't cause widespread offence either, the Advertising Standards Authority says.

K Ramsbottom complained to the

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Campervan's 'Go f*** yourself San Diego' breaches ad standards

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Campervan's 'Go f*** yourself San Diego' breaches ad standardsWicked Campers has previously raised eyebrows over other colourful advertising that sparked complaints to the ASA. File photo / NZ Herald

An expletive in a message on the back of a Wicked Campers van has breached advertising standards.

The statement said: "Go f*** yourself San Diego".

A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) from a D

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