Four Free Business Workshops in Christchurch, Queenstown & Wanaka

Date: 7th June 2014


There’s a lot to know when running your own business. There’s the compliance stuff – ACC, OSH, DOL, IRD, GST, PAYE…. Then there’s banking, business insurance, employment contracts, accounting systems, credit control and terms of trade to consider. Terms of what, you may ask?

Thankfully there are some helpful people out there willing to show you a thing or two about keeping your business afloat AND helping it to grow and prosper. With the trade industry booming in Christchurch and beyond, you need to be prepared.

Here are four FREE business information courses available in the Christchurch, Queenstown and Wanaka area.

1.  Free Health & Safety Training in Christchurch by Safe Rebuild.

Half day health and safety training courses for workers, supervisors and owners. Courses run about every week to 10 days and cover:

  • Health and Safety Champion Role Criteria for working on the Rebuild with Major Contractors
  • Pre-Qualification Assessment Process
  • Site Specific Safety
  • Site Safe Passports
  • Champion Training
  • New Zealand Legislation
  • Hazard Management
  • Accident Reporting and Investigation
  • Emergency Response
  • Contractor and Sub Contractor
  • Responsibilities
  • Resources for Business

More about why workplace Health and Safety is an important consideration.

2.  Free Xero Workshops in Queenstown and Wanaka by Findlay and Co.

These short sessions focus on helping you streamline your businss and keep on top of cashflow with Xero accounting software. On about once a month, see Findlay and Co website for more details.

3.  Ladies, Wives and Partners of Tradies Workshop in Christchurch by Findlay and Co.

A ladies only morning tea to help you obtain the tools you need to keep up with competitors. Guest speakers cover a range of topics including:

  • ACC/Insurance
  • Legal rights and responsibilities
  • Getting value from your financials
  • Xero/ Streamlining Systems
  • Fire and General Insurance
  • Credit Control/Management & Terms of Trade

4.  Tax Seminars and Workshops in Christchurch and Otago by IRD. Designed for those starting in business. Courses available a couple of days a month in Christchurch and less often across the Otago region. Learn about:

  • working smarter with our online services
  • business structures
  • income tax
  • expenses you can claim
  • GST and more.

Of course, if you want great up-to-date information and top tips on running your business, you can read our weekly blog!


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