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Business Health Check November 2017

Things to do this month: Next month can be challenging for business. If you have a rush of Christmas orders and/or sales, you’ll have less time to deal with the load. Why not use this month to make sure your financial information is as up-to-date as you can get it, so you can get the […]

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Government ponders taxation error correction solutions

Revenue Minister Judith Collins recently said that correcting simple tax errors and sending that information to Inland Revenue was still largely manual and may be costing business. Here’s some good news. Inland Revenue proposes integrating PAYE into normal business activity. For example, by allowing employers to use payroll software to make corrections to returns. Another […]

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New Zealand trust law to be overhauled

Parliamentary plastic surgery is in store for the Trustee Act, to make trust law easier to access and understand. On 1 August, Justice Minister Amy Adams introduced the Trusts Bill to Parliament. This will be the first significant change since the introduction of the Trustee Act 1956. The old Act has been viewed as being […]

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New Zealand a digital standout, but is your business?

New Zealand is a “standout nation” according to the latest Digital Evolution Index, released by Tufts University in Boston in July. The report, by the university’s The Fletcher School, identifies New Zealand as among the digital elites, having high levels of digital development and a fast rate of digital evolution. Has your business contributed to […]

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Business culture tied to business performance

While it’s easy to think of business culture as a bit soft compared with, say, achieving sales, in fact it’s anything but. A 2014 study reported that public companies named in a “Best Places to Work” list in 2009 outperformed the S&P 500 by 115 percent in the following five years. The Glassdoor study suggests […]

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GST made easy

Do you hate it when GST return time rolls around? If so, you’re in good company. For many business owners, the pain isn’t so much having to hand money over to IRD, but having to prepare and file a return. But that pain is easy to avoid. Here’s how: If we complete your returns, of course […]

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Cancer Society Business Partnership

Last year Balance joined the Cancer Society’s Business Partnership. Having raised $1883 we recently received the bronze medal status, but we’re aiming to achieve silver by the end of this year! Keep a look out for our upcoming fundraiser, a movie premiere for ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ we’d love you to join us and […]

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Going above and beyond to please

Over the holiday break I was sent an email which had a picture (or a jpg) attached to it, which stated: “I have declared January a ‘free trial’ month for the year — and now I am going to pay for the rest.” Both funny and apt as January regularly speeds by at rates not […]

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Airborne heroes fill vital gap

Last week I highlighted 10 businesses which, in my view, stood out as excellent in 2016. I had a lot of feedback which was great, with a number of business owners reminding me why they deserved consideration and – to be fair – they all had pretty good cases. It is great to see the […]

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