Making the most of your tax refund

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 7th, 2018

It may be tempting to spend big when you receive your tax refund, but before you do, why not consider making the most out of your return. Here are some smart ways to use your tax refund: Send it to your KiwiSaver You can make voluntary contributions directly to your KiwiSaver provider or through Inland […]

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Launching a business: mistakes to avoid

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 7th, 2018

Launching a new business for the first time is an exciting phase for every entrepreneur. However, it is important to increase your chances for success by being aware of and avoiding common mistakes that can occur when beginning a business. Take a look at these five common errors. Being unprepared Starting a business is incredibly […]

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Blunders to avoid when naming your business

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 7th, 2018

The name you choose to give your small business is an important, yet challenging decision. These few words must represent the branding image you wish to present to the public and in particular, your target market. To help you make the best decision, here are four things to avoid when choosing your business’ name: 1. […]

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Find your niche for small business success

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 3rd, 2018

When you have a smaller budget to work with, marketing a product or service that will appeal to everyone is virtually impossible. Which is why tapping into a niche target market may be the practical solution your startup needs to launch your business and stand out from the crowd. Larger companies need to aim big […]

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KiwiSaver for new employees: what you need to know

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 3rd, 2018

Upon hiring a new employee, there is a range of obligations and responsibilities you will have to meet when it comes to KiwiSaver. Start the enrolment process Firstly, you will be required to check whether they are eligible to join KiwiSaver. The employee needs to be enrolled in KiwiSaver (providing they are eligible for automatic […]

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Internet banking: safeguard your savings

POSTED BY admin ON THE July 27th, 2018

Each time you use internet banking to transfer money to family or friends, pay your bills, or check your account activity, consider these handy tips to help keep your savings secure. Check your wifi Always use a private wifi network when accessing your bank accounts via an app or website on your phone or computer. […]

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Organising your work day for optimal productivity

POSTED BY admin ON THE July 27th, 2018

The key to having a productive work day is starting off on the right foot. Creating healthy habits and planning ahead from the moment you wake up can help to guide you to success.If you’re wondering where to begin, consider these five tips to get more out of your working day: Say ‘no’Do you struggle […]

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Engaging in effective negotiation

POSTED BY admin ON THE July 27th, 2018

The key to success is remembering that everything is negotiable, and that to get a deal you must ask for one. Many people stop right there because negotiating makes them uncomfortable. They view the process as a contest of wills in which power determines outcome, each party seeks to best the other, and the little […]

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Handy tips to prevent personal loan rejection

POSTED BY admin ON THE July 19th, 2018

When applying for a personal loan, it is essential to do everything feasible to improve your probability of getting approved. Receiving just one knockback for a loan will be recorded on your credit file and may make it just that little bit harder to get approved for finance in the future. While there is no […]

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How to determine if your business idea is profitable

POSTED BY admin ON THE July 19th, 2018

So you have a great business idea? Possibly so great that you have already imagined quitting your day job and running a thriving business. Consider the following when determining if your business idea is profitable: Costs A budding entrepreneur should first consider establishment and ongoing running costs before pursuing a business idea. Understanding your break-even […]

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