COVID-19 Alert Level 4: what this means for your business

We’d like to assure you that The Accounting Hub is fully operational at Level 4. More about how we can help below. Here’s what the Government announced today, 23 March: New Zealand moves up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, in 48 hours Two-staged approach to give people and businesses time to prepare So how will your…  Read more

Support for businesses affected by COVID-19

While New Zealand may feel like a relatively safe place to be right now, there is no escaping the impact COVID-19 will have on our social and economic wellbeing in the upcoming months and beyond. Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, said: “We don’t yet know what the full impact on New Zealand’s economy will be, however we do know it will cost us jobs and have a significant impact on business.…  Read more

How to use video for business communications

Since the first internal corporate note was sent—probably reminding employees about casual Friday—companies and organizations have relied on written communications to keep employees up-to-date on company policies, procedures and changes happening within. These days, though, more companies are switching to videos to relay information to their staff. In a lot of ways, video is more effective than written communications. It grabs peoples’ attention, conveys important information quickly and is usually…  Read more

Starting Strong: Getting Tax Right In Your First Year Of Business

Finding your feet in the first year of business can seem like an ever-evolving task list, but tax is one thing to get ticked off quickly. Instead of waiting for your tax situation to snowball with a surprising result come end of financial year, take the time to jump on that tax learning curve. You might be pleasantly surprised to find it’s a relatively simple task once you’re in the…  Read more

Choosing the right business structure for your start up

Luckily for us Kiwis, New Zealand is globally renowned for being one of the easiest countries in the world to start a new business – quick, hassle-free and inexpensive. The majority of the set up can be completed online in just a few hours. But before you start filling in forms, the first thing to decide is what business structure is most suitable. Here, we’re going to look at the…  Read more

Why your business should outsource marketing

Every business needs accounting, just like every business needs marketing. In order to meet your goals you will need to generate business, keep hold of your existing clients or ramp things up for growth. Marketing means having a solid understanding of your brand, being able to communicate your value and offering, and present your business in line with the level of your product or service. But like most things, there…  Read more

Separating personal and business expenses

There are some things in life that go together well and others that definitely do not. Business and personal finances are in the category of items that should not be mixed. Although it may seem like a headache to keep them separate—who wants to manage all those bank accounts?—your life will be greatly simplified once you separate your personal and your business finances, especially your expenses. Paperwork and taxes will…  Read more

Going solo: starting out as a sole trader

Flexibility and self-management…the appeal is real. In fact, approximately 70% of enterprises within New Zealand are sole traders. It’s easy to understand why – no more worrying about applying for holiday leave, pushing for a much deserved pay rise, or being subject to painful small talk around the coffee machine. Instead, the main person you’re checking in with is…yourself! For some, becoming a sole trader is a win-win situation.   Is…  Read more

Cashflow: the number 1 thing you need to know about your business

When you own a small business, it’s vital you understand how money flows into and out of it. At a basic level, you need to know where your income comes from and what your expenses are. At a deeper level, knowing how money moves through your business can help you make strategic decisions about growth, invoicing, and debt management. The consequences of not understanding money can be drastic—poor financial management…  Read more

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