• Part-time now rare for most businesses

    Small and micro businesses have been called the engine room of our economy, but what's stopping you from getting in that room?
  • Are you are competent employer?

    If you're maxed out with work you might be ready to hire, but are you really employer-ready?
  • Prepare for payday filing to come in

    Changes are coming to the way that businesses deal with their employees' tax payments — and I think it's a positive move for identifying and reducing errors in our PAYE system. As long as IRD's syste...
  • Businesses can help with recycling

    I recently returned from a trip to Hawaii, where Oahu has implemented a new rule stopping shops from giving out bags with purchases. You either have to pay 15c for a paper bag, or bring your own.
  • Big Future for Maori Business

    I recently heard someone say that the best way to get Maori into small business was to give them a big business. This comment can be taken a few ways. I'm not sure where this saying originated, but...
  • Clarify your position

    Lots of people volunteer their time to be on boards, whether it's serving a community organisation or running a company. But the boards of community organisations often find themselves acting more ...
  • Tax rules for baches shaken up

    My in-laws have a family member arriving in summer, so my wife has booked a bach for us in Mangonui. We will use it as a base while we tick off the tourist sites we have in mind to show him.

    Do you find it hard to get people to pay your invoices on time, leaving you to take out overdrafts and other loans to cover your expenses? Being profitable isn't the problem - having cash to pay th...

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