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Covid Vaccinations and your Employees Apr 17, 2021

As the vaccination programme rolls out across New Zealand, you might be wondering what your obligations are as an employer.

Employment New Zealand has released some guidelines to help employers understand their role in the vaccination process. Below is a very brief summary of their...

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Writing a Job Description Apr 11, 2021

The key things to include

As your business grows, there will be an increasing need to create new roles and hire new employees.

A job description will be an essential document for defining the responsibilities of the role, outlining the kind of applicant you’re searching for, and setting...

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Ten Ways to Lift your Margin Apr 08, 2021

Improvements can always be made at the margin.

Small tweaks to your processes or systems can make a massive difference to the end result.

It’s the same with your business margin – a 1% increase in your gross margin on $500,000 of sales is an extra $5,000 on your bottom line.

The best...

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Staying Afloat and Thriving through a Downturn Feb 04, 2021

When the future looks uncertain, what can you do to prepare and strengthen your business?

Recent times have certainly shown us that the future path of your business can change in an instant – usually, due to influences that are far beyond our own control. The Covid-19 pandemic and the...

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Is your Trust relevant and compliant? Jan 31, 2021

With between 300,000 and 500,000 Trusts in New Zealand, they’re clearly a popular way to protect assets.

However, the Trusts Act 2019 came into force on 30 January 2021, bringing key changes to the way Trusts are run and imparts stronger duties upon Trustees.

If you have a Trust,...

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Planning for Seasonal Dips in Income Jan 17, 2021

Seasonal dips in income can be highly challenging when you’re a small business. But there are proactive ways to predict, plan for and overcome these dips in revenue.

The key to dealing with seasonal dips is to know when they’re most likely to occur, and to have measures in place to...

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Tenancy Laws are changing in NZ Jan 11, 2021

Tenancy laws are changing in New Zealand.

If you own or rent, make sure you understand how these changes will impact you.

Below are some of the changes:

Increasing rent – From 12 August 2020, rent increases are limited to once every 12 months. This is a change from once every 180 days...

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Understanding your Duties as a Trustee Oct 19, 2020

If you’re a Trustee, it’s essential you get up to speed with your duties under the new Trusts Act 2019. While most of these duties were already considered best practice and some were mandated by common law, they’re now codified in law and must be adhered to.

There are four key...

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Thinking of Buying a Business? Sep 27, 2020

Things to Consider

Buying an existing business can be a great way to get started as a business owner, or to expand operations if you are already running a business successfully.

Established businesses have already done the hard work of setting up a business, so you can get up and running on day...

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Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget Sep 21, 2020

Promoting your goods and services to potential customers is at the heart of running any successful business. And to advertise your brand in the modern world means diving into the world of digital marketing – i.e. online promotion activity for your business.

87% of consumers begin their...

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The Obvious and Unexpected Benefits of having a Personal Budget Sep 18, 2020

Having a personal budget is essential to gaining control of your personal finances.

Budgeting doesn’t necessarily mean restriction; it frees up your money, so you know exactly what’s available to spend.

The top 10 benefits of personal budgeting:

  1. Gives you control. Developing...
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Take Some Small Steps to Better Wellbeing Sep 11, 2020

We are living in uncertain times right now. The situation changes daily with new challenges to overcome. We are all feeling the strain. So what can we do to manage the stress and regain some much-needed sense of wellbeing?

Research shows that doing something (no matter how small) is the best way...

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