Wanaka

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


A reminder on ringfencing residential rental losses

Date: 27th December 2019

‘Ringfencing residential rental losses’ – it’s quite the mouthful! And what exactly, does it mean?! It refers to a change in tax legislation that is likely to affect a number


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


IRD follows undeclared cash trails in construction

Date: 18th November 2019

Inland Revenue has declared its intention to get tough on undeclared earnings, aka, cashies or under the table payments. Recently the IRD has made a number of high profile visits


Eco chat, Wanaka

Date: 24th October 2019

Now we know not all of our clients live in Wanaka, but we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the cool community we live in by talking about some


4 ways to make your business cyber smart

Date: 17th October 2019

In the past year, CERT NZ received more than 2,000 cyber security reports from New Zealand businesses and organisations. The reported financial loss was over $5.2 million. It’s Cyber Smart


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


Insurance and health & safety for home-based business owners

Date: 13th August 2019

Ranked the easiest place in the world to start a business, it’s no surprise that many New Zealand entrepreneurs choose to operate from home. Businesses of all types are being


Stricter rules for property investors

Date: 6th August 2019

If you’re in business or real estate investment, you probably loved monopoly growing up. Maybe you had it figured out too. Barter or buy to get the orange street and


Start up and stay up: testing your business idea for indicators of success

Date: 28th July 2019

If you’re the entrepreneurial type, you probably come up with a handful of new business ideas every single day. But before you dive headfirst into your latest scheme, there are


Sustainable initiatives good for business and the planet

Date: 12th June 2019

It is increasingly recognised that sustainable investment is good for business and that investors do not necessarily have to choose between returns and positive impact. In fact, there are many


Meet our business apps specialist

Date: 17th May 2019

Meet Josh Wilson, a Sidekick Director, and our Business Apps specialist. He focuses on finding solutions for clients, whether that’s using the current system you have more efficiently, or helping


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