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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


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


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


Green accounting and the paperless office

Date: 16th November 2016

The words ‘green’ and ‘accounting’ are not often seen together and you may not think of your small business office systems as having any impact on the environment. However, with


Changes to residential rental property regulations

Date: 1st November 2016

Given the large number of holiday makers and short-term residents in the Queenstown Lakes District Council, it’s no surprise that many of our clients are rental property owners. If you


New Easter Sunday trading rules

Date: 12th October 2016

Easter trading has always been a contentious issue in Wanaka. In one of the busiest weekends of the year (notably every second year when Warbirds Over Wanaka runs) most retailers


What we learnt about leadership at Xerocon South 2016

Date: 21st September 2016

It may surprise you to know that it’s not all number crunching for us here at Findlay & Co! Once a year we make a trip to meet with colleagues


‘Netflix Tax’: GST on online purchases from 1st October

Date: 31st August 2016

Changes are afoot for those purchasing online services such as e-books, TV streaming, music and video downloads. Dubbed ‘Netflix tax’ , from October 1st 2016, overseas businesses providing online services


Find winning Key Performance Indicators for your business

Date: 15th August 2016

Just like a successful Olympic team, your business needs goals and ways of measuring those goals. If you’re the NZ Women’s Hockey Team your goal might be finishing in the


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