Let us help you turn your ideas into reality.

If you have the idea for a business, we can help you get off to the best start. The next step is to consider the marketability of the idea.

Is there a need to be filled by this service or product? Will people be willing to pay for this?

Now you need to know how to make the venture profitable.

This where Hetherington Johnston comes in. 

Let us guide you though the process of setting up your new venture

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Business Structure

Deciding on the most suitable structure for your business is a decision that will affect the business for years to come. Once it is set up it is hard to change and an unsuitable set up may have adverse effects in the years to come.


Let Hetherington Johnston help you to get It right from the start.

Goal Setting

When you set out in business you have a goal in mind. Remember a goal is just a dream until you write it down.


Hetherington Johnston can help you create a business plan supported by cashflow projections and budgets that will give you a clear path to your goals.


Ongoing financial monitoring and regular meetings, with Hetherington Johnston business specialist will help stay on track.


One of the first hurdles in any start up is to get the financing required to get it off the ground. Hetherington Johnston can advise you on the various sources of funding that may be available. We can also help in determining the level of financing. As well as produce the cashflow projections and business plans to support funding applications.


We can help you complete any registration you need with the Companies Office, ACC and the Inland Revenue Department. We also ensure you comply with the legislation and policies of these agencies.

Accounting System

Once you are up and running you will need an accounting system suitable to your business. We are a Xero partner and as such we can set you up on Xero and train you in it’s use and suggest any add on systems that may be relevant to your business.


It is important that you have a good relationship with your accountant, lawyer, and banker to keep things running smoothly. We will be your trusted advisor for business advice but when you have the need for other professionals, we can put you in touch with one who can help you.


“I’ve been working with HJL since I set up my business in 2010. At that stage I didn’t know anything about how to set up company or what my tax obligations were so it was a godsend when a friend recommended HJL. Leigh explained everything in terms I understood then took care of it all for me. My business accounting runs like clockwork – I’m using Xero (which is truly awesome) and HJL provide ongoing business advice and day-to-day support. I’m really happy!”
Sam Robinson
Urban Jandal Communications

Business Knowledge

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