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Changes to the Government Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

The Government’s Business Finance Guarantee Scheme has been an epic failure. Today, some welcome changes to the scheme have been announced by Finance Minister Grant Robertson. The scheme has been too restrictive and there was far too much red tape for struggling businesses to jump through. The Government budgeted more

Five Ways to Increase Profitability

For many small businesses, the best way to increase profitability is to increase turnover, as there’s no limit to sales but there is a limit to how much you can reduce your costs. Let’s look at how you can focus on each of the five ways in our profit increase

Top Tips for Financial Survival During COVID-19

We’ve heard this before: the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health and financial crisis that has caught many off guard. While the threats to human life are very real, the damage to the health of businesses is really just starting to show. In the coming weeks and months, many

Tips for Building a Cash War Chest in a Crisis

Your “war chest” is the financial reserve your business has built up so you can take advantage of an opportunity or cover unexpected costs or emergencies. Building a cash reserve when finances are tight, however, can be difficult. You need money to continue running your business but, if at all

COVID-19: Operating Your Business in Alert Level 2

Originally Published 7th May 2020 Last Updated 30th August 2020 The government has announced what COVID-19 Alert Level 2 will look like for New Zealand.  The decision to shift to Level 2 is yet to be made.  Cabinet meets on Monday to decide if, and when, the shift to Level

COVID-19: Operating Your Business Out of Lock-down

As we hit week four of the nationwide lock-down, it’s time to start actively thinking about how you will operate your business out of lock-down. We’ve already discussed developing your business continuity plan, so hopefully you’ve already started planning and putting some actions in place to come out of lock-down