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7 ways to grow your business

7 ways to grow your business

Last week we had the opportunity to share with local business people our key strategies for successful growth. If you weren’t able to attend our ‘7 Ways to Grow Your Business’ Seminar in Wanaka and Queenstown, here is a brief summary of what we shared. Plan first If you want to grow your business – whether it’s a small café, MORE »

 


Free on-job training for your staff

Free on-job training for your staff

Do you own or manage a retail, tourism, hospitality, museum or aviation business? Would your business benefit from having more highly skilled staff? Chances are you said ‘yes’ to that last question because talented staff with great skills are vital for business success. From popular hotels, tourist attractions, retail shops, distribution centres, airlines, restaurants, cafés and bars, skilled staff mean MORE »

 


Get help with business compliance

Get help with business compliance

If you’re a young chef setting up your first restaurant, or a builder starting a new construction business, you may know a lot about cooking food or building houses. But you may not know much about setting up a company, employing staff, or filling out GST returns. Let’s face it, with so many rules and government regulations to understand and MORE »

 


Thankyou Payroll to change in line with legislative changes

Thankyou Payroll to change in line with legislative changes

We’re big fans of Thankyou Payroll and have been recommending their excellent free, Xero-integrated payroll software to our clients for a few years now. With proposed legislative changes to payroll and PAYE processing coming into effect over the next two years, Thankyou Payroll is making changes to the way their service works. Thankyou Payrolls explain what the changes are and MORE »

 


Heads up for businesses: 3 labour related law changes in 2017

Heads up for businesses: 3 labour related law changes in 2017

If you’re a business that employs staff or uses contractors, here are some important law changes coming into effect from 1st April 2017 that will probably impact your business. The changes include the way contractors pay tax, an increase in the minimum wage and a phased-in decrease in ACC work levy rates. 1. Contractors and tax From 1 April 2017, MORE »

 


New GST obligations for NZ businesses selling in Australia

New GST obligations for NZ businesses selling in Australia

Do you sell goods to Australia? If so, you may be affected by new Australian tax rules. At present, goods valued under AUD$1,000 do not generally have Australian GST applied to them where they are sold into Australia directly to the end customer. This looks set to change. New Australian GST Rules New rules will now apply from 1 July MORE »

 


Get ready for End of Financial Year!

Get ready for End of Financial Year!

With 31st March looming, it’s time to start thinking about getting your accounts ready to hand over to your accountant so here’s a handy End of Financial Year Checklist to help you get started. Work through the points below to straighten things up and be sure to talk to us if you need help along the way. Contracts – have you MORE »

 


Earning income from AirBnB, Bookabach and other accommodation sites

Earning income from AirBnB, Bookabach and other accommodation sites

Homeowners and holiday home owners in tourists centres like Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell, have jumped on the opportunity to earn money through providing accommodation to travelers on booking sites such as airbnb.com, bookabach.co.nz and holidayhouses.co.nz. But here’s a heads-up: due to the growth in this form of short term visitor accommodation over the last couple of years, it has now MORE »

 


What’s on Wanaka!?

What’s on Wanaka!?

Challenge Wanaka: Saturday 18 February. Challenge Wanaka is New Zealand’s largest triathlon festival with over 2,500 participants of all ages and abilities from around the world. Internationally recognised as the ‘World’s Most Scenic Triathlon” it features both half (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21km run) and full (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run) distance events for individuals and teams. In addition, MORE »

 


GST online just got better

GST online just got better

Managing your GST online is changing for the better – it’ll be a little quicker and easier in your online IR account, it is called: My GST. It’ll look a little different, but you’ll still be able to do everything you need, plus some new things. Check out what you’ll be able to do in My GST GST payments and MORE »

 


Ringing the changes in Payroll

Ringing the changes in Payroll

The many complexities of payroll means that business owners, intermediaries and service providers are forever being kept on their toes. 2017 will be no different. NZBusiness reviews the marketplace and identifies some key changes and trends.   Batten down the hatches, because the Government and Inland Revenue have announced another raft of changes coming for the payroll sector over the next few MORE »

 


Looking for a little business inspiration?

Looking for a little business inspiration?

Looking for some business inspiration as we kick off the New Year? We recommend two great books, Shoe Dog: A Memoir by Phil Knight the Creator of Nike, and Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. Both these books provide insight into the human stories behind two incredibly successful businesses, and two wildly MORE »

 


Your Bucket List

Your Bucket List

We recently came across this cool little website designed to help people get their affairs in order. My-bucketlist.co.nz was founded to help people celebrate life through living a fulfilling bucket list and helping to prepare for their death so they can focus on getting the most out of life. My-Bucketlist allows you to easily create a basic will without consulting MORE »

 


Contractor vs employee: what’s the difference

Contractor vs employee: what’s the difference

Should I hire an employee or a contractor? What’s the difference? This is a question that often get asked by our clients, especially those involved in to the construction and building industry and the professional services industry. It’s important to understand how employees and contractors differ because it affects your legal obligations. The main thing to keep in mind is MORE »

 


Christmas cashflow considerations

Christmas cashflow considerations

In the race to have everything done before the Christmas closedown, or the Christmas rush, make sure you take some time to look at your cashflow and plan for the new year. January is a month with some key tax dates, with a lot of things falling due on 16 January in particular (see our reminders below). As well as MORE »

 


 

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