Round-up of 2018 law changes
26 April 2018
From payday reporting to a new minimum wage and rules around parental leave, here’s a summary of what’s new and what’s changed for small businesses and the self-employed – check which apply to you.
5 signs your small business isn't ready for changing customer expectations
15 March 2018
In the Digital Opportunities for Today’s Small Business report, small businesses list local competition as their number one immediate business concern. Keeping pace with changing customer expectations – the basis of how a business can compete – is anticipated to be the top perceived business threat in five years’ time. And a shift in customer expectations isn’t just a trend lurking on the horizon, it’s happening now.
IR takes AIM at provisional tax
8 March 2018
From April 2018, small businesses, sole traders and contractors can choose a new pay-as-you-earn option, rather than paying provisional tax in instalments several times a year.
This signals a shift in focus for accountants, freeing them up to help clients make good decisions about their finances and future direction.
Workplace Health and Safety Audits
8 November 2017
There has been some word that clubs have been approached by various health and safety providers making claims that clubs must undertake health and safety audits in order to be compliant. The clubs we have spoken to have been told that if they fail to sign up for the companies audit they are in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act and will be liable for large fines.
21 September 2017
Members will recall that in August 2016 Clubs New Zealand released via our website and weekly e-Newsletter information regarding AKPA (Australasian Karaoke Protection Authority) and OneMusic. Recently we have been provided with additional information which clubs must familiarise themselves with particularly those clubs who offer Karaoke.
Can payroll software actually save you money?
7 September 2017
Some payroll software costs extra, though if you’re lucky it will come free with your existing accounting package. The real question is, can it help your business save money in the long run? Here's how to find out.
The QR code comeback and the rise of mobile payments
22 June 2017
Remember QR codes? Those things marketers wanted to force on an uncaring public?
Well, they may be on the verge of a comeback.
Lions tour and RLWC: Advertising dos and don'ts
11 May 2017
With two international rugby events about to hit New Zealand, do make the most of the extra tourists. Don’t get caught out by major event advertising laws.
Protect your email from invoice scams
23 February 2017
Emailing invoices is the easiest way to get them to clients — but an invoice scam targeting New Zealand business could see them not getting paid. Here’s what to do about it.
Be a data-driven business
23 February 2017
Just a little research into your business can tell you how to boost revenue and profitability. By gathering the right data, you can identify opportunities, make strategic decisions and improve business performance quite quickly.