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Business Health Check - November 2019

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New GST on low-value imported goods

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Overseas businesses selling goods valued at $1,000 or less online to New Zealanders are now required to register for, collect and return GST where their supplies to New Zealanders exceed (or are expected to exceed) $60,000 in a 12-month period.  Read more…

New Trusts Act 2019

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What you need to do
If you're protecting your family property in a trust, there may be changes you need to make before the new Trusts Act comes into force in January 2021.  Read more…

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Is less stress at the top of your Christmas list? For the sake of your sanity and the best interests of your business, follow these steps to remain calm and collected as the year comes to a close.  Read more…

Getting holiday pay right

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Do you have staff taking leave over Christmas? Are systems in place to make sure everyone gets what they're entitled to? Even if someone else handles your payroll, you are responsible for making sure holiday pay and leave payments are handled correctly.  Read more…

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Got your staff Christmas gifts sorted? There's still time! Think outside the box and be good to your people, and the planet, with these sustainable Christmas gift ideas.
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Work. Sleep. Eat. Repeat?

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Find a better balance with these helpful hacks.

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Why closing the gender pay gap is good for business

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On average, Kiwi women earn 9.2% less than men
While the gender pay gap is smaller than a decade ago, a collection of top New Zealand business people are working hard to reduce it further. CEOs and Chairs from companies such as IBM, Saatchi and Saatchi, PwC and Vector have joined Champions for Change. Together, they're advocating for greater inclusion and diversity within their own organisation, sector, and the wider public arena. Why? Because creating gender balanced workplaces is not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.
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Business Health Check for October

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Get familiar with the flexible work legislation and take ideas from the Flexible Tool Kit.
Take a good look at your business metrics and cash flow and if things aren't looking as flash as you'd like, or expected, give your accountant a call for advice.
Check out the Headspace app for short, easy meditations on the go.
If you're committed to gender equality and creating a positive work culture, show the world by becoming accredited with New Zealand's Gender Tick™.
Thinking of rewarding employees for a year of work? If vouchers or gift baskets aren't your thing, consider saying thank you in the form of time off or flexible hours.
Get inspired by leading business people at Champions for Change.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is of a general nature only, and is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Specific advice should be sought from qualified professionals prior to relying on any information received from this article. 
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How well are your staff performing? Do they love their job? Performance reviews, an open two-way conversation held once or twice a year, are a great way to find out. While you're not legally bound to do appraisals, they're a great tool to keep your business running smoothly.
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