E-commerce and income tax

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 31st, 2019

In 2015, New Zealanders spent an estimated $3.5 billion in goods and $1.2 billion in services online. With the growth of online shopping, rates having increased considerably year by year. How does tapping into the digital economy affect how you manage your business’ taxes? Double Taxation:As a considerable number of online businesses undertake trade overseas, […]

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Does your business idea have potential?

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 20th, 2018

Successful entrepreneurs capitalise on the right ideas at the right time. However, working out if your idea has potential is easier said than done. Assess the quality of your business ideas with this checklist. Does it solve a problem?Start-ups that provide a solution to market problems will succeed. Whether it be efficiency, customer service or […]

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Hiring high potential staff

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 20th, 2018

Your business is only as good as your staff, which is why you want to hire high potential employees. You may find it hard to spot a high potential candidate in an interview. Our tips will tell you what to look for and ask when you are recruiting. High potential employee traitsA common set of […]

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Improving cash flow for your business

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 14th, 2018

Cash flow can be an issue for small businesses, especially if you have peak and low periods. Follow these tips to improve your cash flow and avoid running into a tight financial spot. Flexible rosteringYour staffing may need to change in peak and low periods. By employing casuals and using a flexible roster, you can […]

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Benefits of standing meetings

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 14th, 2018

Stand-up meetings boost productivity and workplace cooperation. Here are some benefits of holding your meetings standing up. Improves efficiencyStand-up meetings improve efficiency. The mentality of standing up encourages urgency and alertness. A seated posture can lead to a relaxed mindset that can inhibit productivity. Studies have shown that standing up at your meeting can decrease […]

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Personalising your business brand

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 14th, 2018

Personalising your business brand attracts new customers by establishing authenticity and a point of difference. Follow these tips to improve your marketing and create a unique brand true to yourself. Put a face to the nameThe best way to add a personal touch to your brand is to be human. Adding a team graphic to […]

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Working from home productivity tips

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 7th, 2018

Flexible working arrangements pose challenges to productivity due to the mix of personal and professional in your work environment. Follow these productivity hacks to make sure you reap all the benefits of working from home, without the quality of your work suffering. Create a separate spaceIt might sound simple, but a designated workspace in your […]

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How small business can compete with major corporations

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 7th, 2018

Small businesses should not feel intimidated by their corporate competitors as they have many unique advantages that can help them gain a sizeable market share. Small business owners should focus on specific areas, so they can go head-to-head with large companies with more resources. Customer serviceSmall businesses have the opportunity to build a stronger relationship […]

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Heavy fines for lack of employment records

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 7th, 2018

Employers must keep complete and accurate records of their employees to avoid severe fines. Remain compliant with the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003 and follow the checklist given below. As an employer you must: Be able to show you have paid your employees all minimum employment entitlements like the minimum wage […]

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Credit card do’s and don’ts

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 29th, 2018

Credit cards are useful financial tools that can help you manage cash flow but can run you into debt if you are not careful. Before you swipe your first credit card consider the following do’s and don’ts, so you gain all the advantages without the headache of a tarnished credit rating. Do’sThere are several actions […]

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