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Trusts have traditionally been used for intergenerational protection because; a trust can be used to determine how a person’s money should be managed and distributed while that person is alive,…

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In this latest blog post, we will take a look at some of the most important changes that are likely to impact you as a residential property owner. There are…

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Applications for the initial two-week Wage Subsidy August 2021, which opened on 20 August 2021, close at 11.59pm Tonight (Thursday 2 September 2021.) The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy is to support…

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Taxing Times – 10 Tips

In any business, tax payments place pressure on cashflow. Cashflow varies depending on the type of business, the payment terms you offer, and the seasonality of your sales. However, there…

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The Government announced a range of measures which in their view address the supply and demand for residential properties (in addition to measures already in force such as the ring-fencing…

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NEW TRUST ACT – Are you compliant?

The new Trust Act came into force on 30 January 2021. This is a generational shift. Trustees now need to be informed of the new level of responsibilities in overseeing…

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Get your ducks in a row – year end cheklist

March is here and if you don’t have your ducks in a row already, now is the time to get to it. Our handy checklist will help get you on your way:…

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Alert Level 3 – Stay strong

We would like to wish all the best to our friends, family and colleagues in Auckland who are now going into Alert Level 3.   Last night was a major setback…

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Six Benefits Of Working With A Business Coach

When you are ready to grow your business and there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be then working with a good business…

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Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme

Inland Revenue will provide interest-free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock. The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme will provide assistance of up to…

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Managing Cashflow – Key to Business Survival

With the fallout from Covid-19 hitting the economy, for the next 12 months managing cashflow is the No.1  priority for business owners.  The challenge is to survive the downturn, until…

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Covid 19: Business Disruption

Surviving in uncertain times : things you can do We are going into unchartered times with a heightened sense of uncertainty.Just as ancient mariners bolted down the hatches to navigate…

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New Rules for Landlords

Residential property deductions will now be ring-fenced, meaning they can only be used to offset income from residential property. You cannot use rental losses to offset other income like salary and wages….

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Five steps to building an effective business plan

With the dawning of a new year upon us, it’s a valuable time to recharge, refresh and reflect on the last year, and work out where you want to be…

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Contractor or Employee? Employment NZ Update

It is important to know the difference between employees and contractors because each type of worker has their own legal rights and responsibilities.  What are the differences? An employee is a…

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Three rules for happiness

Rule 1: Put people before possessions A rewarding life is defined by the quality of your relationships. At the end of your life when you are on your deathbed, you…

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31 March is coming – are you ready?

March is here and if you don’t have your ducks in a row already, now is the time to get onto it. Take a look at our handy checklist below…

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Residential Property Investors – new tax treatment on losses

How this new tax law affects you? The Government have now changed how losses generated from residential property rentals can be applied effective from 1st April 2019. This has been…

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Change is coming – how Capital Gains Tax affects you?

With a proposed capital gains tax the major talking point at the moment, we take a look at possible implications for business owners and property investors. The Tax Working Group…

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Great Customers, Great Team, Great Award

The Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards evening was held earlier this month and we are proud to be named the Winner of the Service Provider of the Year 2018. Thank…

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Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT)

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LEGISLATION There is new regime of checks all Accounting Firms, Legal Firms and Real Estate Agents requiring us to comply with AML/CFT legislation. Anyone who has opened a…

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Xero monthly subscriptions are increasing 

Xero monthly subscriptions are increasing, standard and premium pricing plans are increasing by $5+gst a month. This means standard subs will be $60+gst and premium will be $75+gst, all other…

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Artistry in motion – love at first bite

Sal’s master pizza maker at work. The brand name Sal’s, is the shorten name of the founder, Salvatore Leo. Born in Puglia region of Italy in 1941, his family moved…

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8 common mistakes buyers make and how to avoid them

Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from those of others? Having worked with over 1,000 different franchisees over the years, we see people making the same…

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Why You Need a Shareholders’ Agreement

What is a Shareholders’ Agreement?  A Shareholders’ Agreement is basically a contract between the shareholders of a company.  A Shareholders’ Agreement is not compulsory and is a confidential document between…

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Is the new AIM method for paying your tax right for you ?

What is AIM & is it right for you? The IRD have introduced a new method for paying your provisional tax called Accounting Income Method (AIM). It allows qualifying businesses…

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New Year – New Start

Ready for a change? Is it time to get into a business of your own? What do you need to do first? The start of a new year is always…

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Back to the basics

We thought we would put out a couple of ‘Xero tips’ for you each month to help you along. I always say, let’s start with the basics! The Dashboard Page:…

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Service Providers of the year – we won!

The Service Provider of the Year Award is a coveted title among the professional firms who specialise in helping franchisors and franchisees make the right choices and maximise the potential of their…

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01 September 2016

Leading the charge

There is a saying that your biggest market is the one you currently have – most of your sales are likely to be repeat business from existing clients. The reason…

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