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Minimum Wage in New Zealand 2024

The government has announced that the minimum wage will increase to $23.15 from the 1st April 2024. Minimum Wage Increase 2024 A moderate 2% increase to the minimum wage is hoped to strike a delicate balance between support for the lowest paid workers and not

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Free Business Plan Template

Download Free Business Plan Template Using your summer break to get started on your next great business idea? Download our free Business Plan Template to help get you started. This template is ideal if you're just getting started and need to make sure you run
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Overthinking and Under-Executing in Business Planning

Progress beats perfection every day of the week. This is evident every day of the week with business planning. The number one thing that holds a lot of people back from making progress on their business plans is fine-tuning until they have the plan perfect.

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Demystifying Your Vision, Purpose & Values

Taking the time to plan out your business vision, purpose and values isn’t just a warm, fuzzy, feel-good topic, its the bedrock of your business culture. It’s important to have the right culture for your business to get the best possible results. “Culture eats strategy

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Budget 2023: A Backwards Budget

Budget 2023 could have been a return to ‘business-as-usual’ for the government. A post-covid downsizing to refocus from crisis management to the core business of government. It wasn’t. Instead, it baked-in big government, failed to plan for the future and committed the country to years

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Budget 2023: Insights for New Zealand Business

On the 18th May 2023, Finance Minister Grant Roberston released the 2023 Budget for the New Zealand Government. To help cut through the noise and see what benefits, if any, the budget holds in store for small business, the team at MBP have reviewed the

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What is Electronic Sales Suppression Software?

The IRD has recently launched a widely publicised crack-down on Electronic Sales Suppression Software (ESS) tools. This has obviously prompted a lot of questions, mostly, what is electronic sales suppression software? As an honest business person and responsible taxpayer, you can be forgiven for not

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Business Tip: Keep It Simple for Business Success

If there is one rule for business success, its to keep it simple. That advice might sound simple but it can be a lot harder than it sounds to actually follow. As business owners, we tend to gravitate towards the complicated. We think it hides

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Christmas 2022: Parties, Presents & Bonuses

Its Christmas time. The season for office parties, generosity and spending way too much on presents. To make the post-holiday season hangover a little less shocking, here are a few of our key tips on parties, presents and bonuses that you need to be aware