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Earning income from AirBnB, Bookabach and other accommodation sites

Date: 2nd March 2017

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

What’s on Wanaka!?

Date: 11th February 2017

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

GST online just got better

Date: 4th February 2017

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

Ringing the changes in Payroll

Date: 31st January 2017

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

Looking for a little business inspiration?

Date: 27th January 2017

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

Your Bucket List

Date: 15th January 2017

We recently came across this cool little website designed to help people get their affairs in order. was founded to help people celebrate life through living a fulfilling bucket

Contractor vs employee: what’s the difference

Date: 3rd January 2017

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

Christmas cashflow considerations

Date: 13th December 2016

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

More about Green Accounting and Sustainable Business

Date: 24th November 2016

Last week we introduced Florence Micond, eco consultant and owner of Aim at Sustainability. She explained how cloud-based business tools and accounting are convenient, efficient and good for the environment. There

Green accounting and the paperless office

Date: 16th November 2016

The words ‘green’ and ‘accounting’ are not often seen together and you may not think of your small business office systems as having any impact on the environment. However, with

Changes to residential rental property regulations

Date: 1st November 2016

Given the large number of holiday makers and short-term residents in the Queenstown Lakes District Council, it’s no surprise that many of our clients are rental property owners. If you

New Easter Sunday trading rules

Date: 12th October 2016

Easter trading has always been a contentious issue in Wanaka. In one of the busiest weekends of the year (notably every second year when Warbirds Over Wanaka runs) most retailers

What we learnt about leadership at Xerocon South 2016

Date: 21st September 2016

It may surprise you to know that it’s not all number crunching for us here at Findlay & Co! Once a year we make a trip to meet with colleagues

Xero Business Course client – Wanaka Joinery & Glass

Date: 14th September 2016

Our Xero Business Courses have been enjoying a solid following, numbers are growing and we have had some amazing feedback about how the tips and tricks have helped people in

‘Netflix Tax’: GST on online purchases from 1st October

Date: 31st August 2016

Changes are afoot for those purchasing online services such as e-books, TV streaming, music and video downloads. Dubbed ‘Netflix tax’ , from October 1st 2016, overseas businesses providing online services

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