Covid-19

Changing alert levels: latest Covid-19 support schemes

Date: 3rd March 2021

March 2021: It’s been a full year since we started feeling the economic and social effects of Covid-19. While New Zealand has weathered the storm better than other countries, the


Local community, kindness and other business trends for 2021

Date: 11th February 2021

Kindness was the byword of 2020’s lockdown. As the community faced a crisis together, a sense of goodwill and generosity extended to small local businesses, with a push to buy


Keeping your business afloat during an economic downturn

Date: 27th January 2021

When the future looks uncertain, what can you do to prepare and strengthen your business? Recent times have certainly shown us that the future path of your business can change


Small Business Cashflow Loans now available until 2023

Date: 18th November 2020

Are you planning for 2021 or beyond? Don’t miss the newest information regarding the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme.  The first cabinet decision of the new Labour government, which was


Resurgence wage subsidy: are you eligible?

Date: 21st August 2020

Due to the financial set back to businesses brought about by the move to Alert Level Three in Auckland and Level Two in the rest of the country, the government


Further Government funding for support of Covid-19 affected business

Date: 15th July 2020

Worried about the future of your business?  Let us help you create a pathway to move forward in this new environment, plus address any issues you may be experiencing in


Who can get the Wage Subsidy Extension

Date: 13th July 2020

You can’t receive more than one COVID-19 payment for the same employee at the same time. This includes the: Wage Subsidy Leave Support Scheme, and Wage Subsidy Extension You must be


IRD Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme deadline extended

Date: 6th July 2020

Government has announced a further extension for the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme (SBC).  Applications opened on 12 May 2020 and can now be submitted up to and including 31


Covid Alert Level 1: restarting your tourism business

Date: 12th June 2020

It’s no secret that with a global pandemic, the tourism industry in New Zealand has changed a lot recently. As we head into Alert Level 1 and the country is


Changes to Government Covid-19 support

Date: 10th June 2020

Change of criteria for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy On 5th June, the Government announced a change in criteria from a 50% revenue drop to a 40% revenue drop This means you


Findlay Sidekick covid-19 business planning packages

Date: 19th May 2020

In this critical time, your business may need advice from professionals to guide you through the covid-19 crisis. Our facilitated cashflow and business continuity planning service provides accurate and logical advice to


Wage Subsidy Extension announced

Date: 19th May 2020

A Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19 after the Wage Subsidy ends. The Wage Subsidy Extension will be available


How to apply for a small business loan with the IRD

Date: 15th May 2020

The Small business cashflow loan scheme (SBCS) has been introduced to support organisations and small to medium businesses affected by COVID-19. This adds to a number of changes the government


Fresh range of measures to assist businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 16th April 2020

As of 15 April 2020, the Government has announced a suite of new measures to provide relief for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the action points announced is


GST considerations for converting your Airbnb property to long-term residential rental

Date: 15th April 2020

With the large stock of short term rental properties in the Queenstown Lakes District, owners are now facing the prospect of either leaving their properties vacant, or changing them to


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