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Your Business Plan

Your Business Plan

An ever-changing business landscape can present unforeseen challenges for any business at any time. Identifying risks and opportunities in your business model and creating a Business Plan will help you …

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Budgeting for success: the importance of good financial management

Budgeting for success: the importance of good financial management

When you’re operating and managing a small business, you have a finite pot of cash to work with. Because of this, it’s incredibly important to manage your cash well and …

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How to get original with your marketing (without breaking the bank)

How to get original with your marketing (without breaking the bank)

The success of your business depends greatly on the success of your marketing. Getting your key messages, product features and brand identity out into your industry market helps to drive …

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How to apply for a business loan

How to apply for a business loan

Need some extra cash to take your business to the next level, but daunted by the loan process? You’re not alone. There’s a lot of paperwork and number-crunching involved. Before …

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Review your expenses – and save yourself money

Review your expenses – and save yourself money

Running a business will always mean incurring certain expenses, or ‘spend’. Whether you’re a large family business or a small fledgling startup, there will be costs, overheads and supplier bills …

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Which business expenses can you claim against tax?

Which business expenses can you claim against tax?

Incurring expenses is an unavoidable fact of running a business. But which expenses can you claim tax deductions against and which don’t meet the tax-free criteria? Here’s our lowdown on …

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The True Cost of a New Employee

The True Cost of a New Employee

When you’re calculating pay rises, it’s important to think about more than just how much you can afford. You also need to consider the true cost of replacing that employee. …

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3 cloud accounting tips to save your business time and money

3 cloud accounting tips to save your business time and money

Keeping on top of your accounts is a big part of running a successful and profitable business. But you don’t want to spend ALL your time dealing with accounting tasks, …

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Cashflow freedom – The 7 causes of poor cashflow

Cashflow freedom – The 7 causes of poor cashflow

Cash is the lifeblood of any business. Even profitable businesses can and do fail because of poor cashflow. What’s important is that you understand your key cashflow drivers. Improving cashflow is often …

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New top tax rate for trusts – what does it mean for you?

New top tax rate for trusts – what does it mean for you?

Budget 2023 contained a few surprises, but the change to the tax trust rate wasn’t one of them. As had been hinted at a few times, Grant Robertson lifted the …

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New rules on GST Invoicing

New rules on GST Invoicing

New rules modernising GST invoicing and record-keeping requirements apply from 1 April 2023. The key change removes the requirement to issue and hold a “tax invoice” document (which meets certain …

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The ‘No frills’ 2023 budget – What does it mean for you?

The ‘No frills’ 2023 budget – What does it mean for you?

How will the latest Budget affect your business and your household? Here are some of the changes most likely to have an impact on Kiwi business owners. Extended free childcare …

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Minimum wage to rise in line with inflation from April 1

Minimum wage to rise in line with inflation from April 1

The Government has announced that the minimum wage will go up from April 1 2023, to $22.70 – a 7% increase from $21.20. The Starting-Out and Training minimum wage rates …

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End of financial year checklist

End of financial year checklist

It’s time for us to start working on your annual accounts, so we’ll need some information from you to help us complete your accounts. What do we need from you? …

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Which is more important? Cashflow or profit?

Which is more important? Cashflow or profit?

Cashflow and profit are two of the most important financial metrics for any business. But while they’re both related to the financial performance of a company, they measure different things. …

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Your car as a business expense: what can you claim?

Your car as a business expense: what can you claim?

Can you get a tax deduction when you use your personal car for business purposes? Is it worth keeping a logbook? A simple explainer on tax deductions for vehicles. Being …

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Parties and Presents – and Tax!

Parties and Presents – and Tax!

‘Tis the season to have a thousand and one things to think of. Are you planning events? Are you shopping for gifts? Let us help you with the tricky tax …

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Should you have received the Cost of Living payment?

Should you have received the Cost of Living payment?

You may be eligible for the Cost of Living payment – even if it hasn’t arrived in your account. If you earned less than $70,000 between 1 April 2021 and 31 March …

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When to raise your prices

When to raise your prices

It’s an inevitability in every business – you have to raise your prices to continue making a profit. There are many factors that go into deciding how much to charge, …

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4 Key Areas to Evaluate in Your Business Budget

4 Key Areas to Evaluate in Your Business Budget

With the potential for business life to return to something resembling normal, it’s a good idea to take a look at your budget and see where you may need to …

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