5 reasons why you should take your payroll online

Date: 22nd May 2016

If you like all the benefits of having your business accounts in the cloud – like being able to access real-time information anywhere, anytime – then no doubt you’ll appreciate

A free marketing toolkit for your small business

Date: 14th May 2016

As a small business owner you would like access to helpful, free online resources, wouldn’t you? Especially if those resources help you professionally promote your brand to worldwide markets, right?

One click GST filing from Xero

Date: 1st May 2016

For Xero customers, GST return filing will soon be much faster, simpler and more accurate with the introduction of direct online Inland Revenue tax filing. Positive results from trials Late

New ‘pay as you go’ tax to replace provisional tax

Date: 13th April 2016

A new ‘pay as you go’ tax for small businesses, called the Accounting Income Method (AIM), will replace the largely unpopular provisional tax, in April 2018. The government is hoping

Important law changes from April 2016

Date: 31st March 2016

A number of key changes come into effect this month, including an increase to the minimum wage, new health and safety regulations, and new employment standards. Here’s a quick summary.

Bookkeeper vs Accountant: do you need both?

Date: 14th March 2016

If you run your own small-medium business you probably hired an accountant early on, right? But have you considered the benefits of hiring a bookkeeper? If you’ve taken on the

Tips on being a flexible boss & how it helps your business

Date: 4th March 2016

Employees and employers both increasingly want to work in an environment that offers them the flexibility to create a balance between work and other life commitments. Family, study, cultural commitments

Inland Revenue targeting business record keeping

Date: 28th February 2016

We have already noted that Inland Revenue is targeting cashies in the construction industry. But the focus goes beyond this and Inland Revenue has signalled they will be looking at

5 tips for better accounting in your real estate business

Date: 8th February 2016

Whether you run a real estate agency or manage properties for clients, real estate accounting can be complex. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Re-Leased, a Xero add-on,

5 law changes that business owners should know about

Date: 29th January 2016

2016 sees a number of important legislation changes come into effect, some or all of which will have implications for your small or medium business, especially if you employ staff.

5 fast facts on provisional tax

Date: 12th January 2016

As the saying goes, death and taxes are the only certainties in life. We’re not qualified to talk about the former, but we do have do have a thing or

‘Cashies’ in construction industry targeted by IRD

Date: 7th January 2016

The IRD has made it clear that they will be targeting tax fraud, namely ‘cashies’, non-declared cash jobs, and businesses in the construction, trades, hospitality industries and other cash-based industries,

A very worthy cause: A Very Indian Hospital

Date: 10th December 2015

We love to share stories where someone is doing something enterprising but philanthropic at the same time. It turns out that a journalist client of ours loves to share this

Tips for staffing your business this holiday season

Date: 2nd December 2015

For businesses in the Otago and Canterbury region, Christmas and holiday season usually means one of two things: Shutting down shop and all staff go on holiday, or Business cranks

Quitting your job to start a business

Date: 23rd November 2015

Quitting a secure, well-paid corporate or professional job to start your own business is a big, gutsy step, possibly one of the most life-changing decisions you’ll ever make in your

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