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Free on-job training for your staff

Date: 15th May 2017

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


Get help with business compliance

Date: 3rd May 2017

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


Thankyou Payroll to change in line with legislative changes

Date: 11th April 2017

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


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

Date: 24th March 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


New GST obligations for NZ businesses selling in Australia

Date: 13th March 2017

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


Get ready for End of Financial Year!

Date: 6th March 2017

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


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. My-bucketlist.co.nz 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


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