small business

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


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


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


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


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


Holiday season payroll & employment law: getting it right!

Date: 15th December 2019

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time of year filled with friends, family and celebrations. However, if you’re a business owner and particularly an employer, just like Santa


Four innovative Wanaka businesses

Date: 7th December 2019

People in Wanaka come up with some smart ideas. It might be the fresh mountain air and the inspiration all around us. People doing smart things inspire people to do


3 key NZ technology and innovation organisations

Date: 4th November 2019

There is an abundance of support and help in New Zealand if you are looking to take your big idea to the world. Those that have been successful are always


Client story: Together Retreat

Date: 21st September 2019

Together is a perfect way to describe what the transformational health retreat in Northern Australia, Together Retreat, is all about. It brings together individuals with communities; health care professionals with


Home-based businesses: what you can and can’t claim

Date: 4th September 2019

Running a business from home? Did you know that your business can foot part of your heating and electrical bills? Or that it can cover a portion of your rent