Pros and cons of hiring an intern 

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 4th, 2019

With so many eager school-leavers looking for employment opportunities, hiring an intern can seem like a good way to offer work experience to someone without the risks of a long-term commitment of a regular employee. However, you should consider whether hiring an intern would be the best move for your business. Here are some pros […]

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Record keeping for KiwiSaver

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 4th, 2019

Keeping track of KiwiSaver amounts for individuals and contributions for employers is key in ensuring you are receiving the money you are entitled to. Individuals can view contributions made through their My KiwiSaver account. My KiwiSaver shows contributions when they have been processed through an employers payroll report. This can take up to three months […]

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What to include in a business partnership agreement

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 27th, 2019

Entering into a business partnership can come with conflicts and misunderstandings between you and your new associate. This is why having a written agreement that clearly outlines your rights and responsibilities is important for maintaining a healthy business relationship between partners. Here are some key areas to include in your partnership agreement: Name of partnership: […]

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Paying resident withholding tax 

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 27th, 2019

Resident withholding tax (RWT) is the tax deducted on interest paid to New Zealand tax residents on their deposit accounts. Your bank, fund manager, or a custodian deducts RWT from your interest or dividend amount before they pay you. The amount of RWT you have to pay varies for each person depending on your tax […]

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Strategies to increase profit

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 13th, 2019

Whether you are struggling to keep up a steady income or wanting to grow your business, increasing sales revenue is often a central goal for businesses. Here are some strategies you can consider when looking to improve profit: Redesign operations for maximum efficiency:If you really look at the operation processes of your business, you’ll often […]

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How to prevent non-paying clients

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 13th, 2019

Running a business is hard enough without having to chase up payments from your customers. Here are some measures you can take to prevent yourself from having to deal with the profitability imbalance, negative client relation, and legal ordeals that come with chasing up owed debt. Research the customer:Before you enter into an agreement with […]

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Moving your business online 

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 7th, 2019

In order to keep up with the growing demands of digital accessibility and convenience, many businesses decide to partially or completely move their business online. This can help with extending customer reach beyond the geographical boundaries of a physical business, offering customers easy access to your products or services, scaling and growth, and reducing costs […]

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Kiwisaver for employers

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 7th, 2019

If an employee is a KiwiSaver member making contributions from their pay, employers must also make a contribution every time they pay their employee salary or wages. These compulsory employer contributions (CEC) are at a minimum rate of 3% of the employee’s gross salary or wages. CEC is not compulsory if the employee is under […]

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How to create an effective social media calendar

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 30th, 2019

Having a well-planned and engaging social media presence is nowadays a core aspect of marketing. With 77% of consumers more likely to buy from brands they follow on social media, it is important to plan your content ahead of posting to maintain a successful social media campaign, avoid any mistakes and ensure posts will help […]

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Are you prone to emotional overspending? 

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 30th, 2019

Online shopping is available 24/7, making it easy to indulge in retail therapy whenever you’re feeling low. With many consumers using PayPal or saving their credit card details on Google, spending money is so easy that it may not feel like a big deal when clicking the ‘order’ button. While treating yourself every once in […]

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