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Top 8 Reasons to Hire a Business Advisor in 2021

As 2020 fades to a close and the uncertainty of last year spills over into 2021, it’s no wonder why more businesses than ever are working with business advisors and coaches to prepare for whatever might happen next. Before you move on from 2020, take a hard look at your

An Employers Guide to Mediation in New Zealand

Mediation for employment issues, you may have heard of it, but what is mediation in the context of employment? What can it be used for and what does the process look like?  Many people believe that mediation is only for when an employee brings a grievance against their employer, and

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

How to Choose Your NZ Business Structure

Have you given any thought to which business structure is right for your business? We’ll be honest and admits it’s not usually the first thing that comes to people’s minds when starting or buying a business. However, the way that you structure your business plays a significant role in how

Do You Have an Eco-Friendly Business?

An eco-friendly business offers plenty of advantages: lower costs, increased profitability, marketing opportunities and the biggest one of all, a better environment for everyone. Long gone are the days when businesses who actively chose recycled photocopy paper were ‘different.’ Today’s businesses are striving to become greener, and they are proud

Selling a Business? Here’s What You Need to Know

Selling a business is a bit like selling your home. You want to get the best price possible, with the least amount of effort and at the lowest cost to you. What you do need to be clear on are the reasons you want to sell, plus be 100% certain

Bootstrapping for Business Survival

Bootstrapping is figuring out how to reduce the cash you need to start or run your business, by eliminating any unnecessary overheads while finding out who will give you a hand. If for whatever reason you’re not able to raise enough capital to start-up you might be able to get

Getting Your Business Through Tough Times

If you’re a small business owner whose company hasn’t gone through hard times, that’s great but it’s likely to happen at some point. As much as we dream about being brilliant enough at business that we’ll never face slow times, there are many things beyond our control that can negatively

How To Reconcile the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy

The process to apply for the Covid-19 Wage Subsidy is pretty straight-forward and the turn around in payment has been very quick. We initially fielded hundreds of queries about the application process and having dealt with these are now receiving queries about how to reconcile the payments. If you use