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Limited 100% government funding for COVID-19 support from your accountant

Date: 27th March 2020

The government has released some limited funding for the Otago region to assist businesses with cashflow management and finance advice through a qualified provider. As accountants, we can help you


COVID-19 wage subsidy & leave payments: clarity around applications

Date: 26th March 2020

We are getting enquiries about whether clients can apply for both the wage subsidies and leave/self isolation support. Leave and self isolation support If you are an employer, contractor, sole


COVID-19 office closure: get in contact while our office is closed

Date: 24th March 2020

Our office is now closed to our clients and the public but we will be operating as per normal and we have built in systems to be able to support you


Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19: two webinars this week

Date: 24th March 2020

The impacts of Covid-19 on health and business are evolving quickly.  It is essential that every business has a plan for dealing with this outbreak.  Here are two webinars and


COVID-19 Alert Level 4: additional support for business

Date: 24th March 2020

Yesterday, 23 March, the Government announced: New Zealand moves up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, in


COVID-19: business support information documents

Date: 20th March 2020

Please find below downloadable PDF documents on Government support for businesses and employer advice regarding COVID-19, current as of 20.03.19: Wage and leave subsidy information 24 March 2020 update Business


Government support package for businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 18th March 2020

We know you’ll be getting so much information right now about COVID-19 so please bookmark this page and know that at any point, if you’re concerned, you can reach out


How to prepare your business for COVID-19

Date: 16th March 2020

We would like to reiterate we are available to help business owners through this difficult time.  We have plans in place to work from our homes if needed so there


Xero Education Month: what we recommend for small businesses

Date: 15th February 2020

It’s Xero Education month which means that during February and early March 2020 Xero’s education specialists are running amazing webinars, joined by some fantastic external speakers. The content covers everything


Inland Revenue sends heads up to hospitality businesses

Date: 12th February 2020

Hospitality businesses have been in Inland Revenue’s spotlight recently. In late 2019, IRD personnel searched several Central Otago businesses and made unannounced visits to others, as part of its current


10 ways to improve your mental health & your business

Date: 5th February 2020

It’s no secret that running a business can be extremely taxing to our health. A survey found that 31% of people suffered from a mental health condition after starting or


Make a plan: get your business 2020 ready

Date: 29th January 2020

2020 has a nice ring to it – it sounds like a year when goals can really be achieved. Maybe it’s the year you’ll take the plunge on a business


Buying from overseas? GST now on low value imported goods

Date: 12th January 2020

Dubbed ‘Amazon tax’, a new law introducing GST on low value imported goods came into effect on 1 December 2019. Now overseas businesses that sell low-value goods to consumers in


Xero’s getting even better – with Hubdoc

Date: 12th January 2020

Following Xero’s acquisition of Hubdoc in 2018, you’ll soon be able to automate more admin tasks and say goodbye to manual data entry. That’s because from 18 March 2020, Hubdoc


Leadership and executive training in New Zealand 

Date: 8th January 2020

Leadership training for business can come in all shapes and sizes. If you have been a leader in your business for a long time, sometimes you don’t know what you don’t


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