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Christmas parties and presents on a budget

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While it's been a financial rollercoaster of a year for most Kiwi businesses, Christmas time invites us to pause and celebrate what's gone right and thank the people we rode with. Here are eight ways to keep your costs down without sacrificing festive fun.  Read more…

New ways to communicate with staff

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If you're assembling a wooden kitset table, would you prefer to watch a video demonstration, read instructions or diagrams, or talk to someone who'd done it before? How you best learn could influence the way you're delivering information to your staff. To make sure you cover all your teams' learning needs, pick a selection of these communication approaches:  Read more…
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Ever handed out a business document for your team, only to find half of them abandoned at the table? Or discovered a staff member nodding off during a graphic, chart-filled presentation? It could be because the communication style you're using isn't resonating so they're unintentionally switching off. Read more…

The power of practicing acceptance

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In a world of unpredictability and stress, our instinct brings cravings to survive, compete, and strive. But acceptance, not a comparison, is what will get us through.  Read more…

4 burning questions SMEs are asking

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This time last year, you might have been pondering Christmas bonuses or booking your summer holiday, but with a completely different business landscape in front of us, your head is no doubt filled with different questions. Here we explore four common topics keeping Kiwi business owners up at night. 
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Business Health Check - October/November 2020

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  • As an employer, you can play a leading role in helping close the pay gap. Download the 'Closing Gender Pay Gap – Actions for Employers' at www.women.govt.nz to find out how.
  • Need some money to tide you over? See if you're eligible for various funding programmes outlined in the blog "4 burning questions SMEs are asking".
  • Want to know more about restructuring? Read through the complete process at www.employment.govt.nz.

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. 

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act in force

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Big changes to tenancy legislation are underway, with the 12-monthly limit on rent increases already in effect to help tenants struggling financially following Covid-19. Early next year we'll say goodbye to 90-day no-cause terminations and rental bidding, and tenants will be able to make small changes to properties – such as baby proofing or hanging pictures. A last minute change brought in means landlords will be able to terminate tenancies with 14 days' notice if a tenant assaults them, and allows victims of family violence to end a tenancy with two days' notice.

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. 

Big gain for gender equality in the workplace

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The Equal Pay Amendment Bill is coming into effect in early November. It means your staff can raise a pay equity claim with you if they believe their occupation has been undervalued, and therefore underpaid, on the basis of sex. Head to the Employment NZ website for tools and resources to help you understand the new process.

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. 

Smart ways to get your costs under control

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Cashflow has been a big issue for thousands of businesses this year, and when the money's not rolling in, it can help to rethink your costs. To do it effectively involves more than just keeping an eye on outgoings. It's about looking at all the moving parts of your business to see if your systems (or lack of) are costing you unnecessarily. Here's how:
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Don’t trip! GST mistakes to avoid

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GST can be a thorn in your side but if you understand when it's due, what to pay, and make the most of your accounting software, you'll escape unscathed. Here are four of the most common mistakes we see business owners make with their GST.
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