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Why having a shareholders’ or partnership agreement is vital

Going into business with your brother, best mate, your parent or with business colleagues is exciting but also has the potential to end badly. An agreement in place at the outset helps identify all the worst-case scenarios so that should a dispute arise or the unexpected happen, you’ve already agreed on the best way to handle things. We share more here.

Morrison Design | Designers in demand

Covid-19 put construction projects on ice and sent shivers through the economy, but Wellington firm Morrison Design says there’s been no cooling off in demand for its services.

Clifton Glamping | Happy glampers

The Covid-19 pandemic squashed international tourism, but Clifton Glamping in Hawke’s Bay is busier than ever as home-grown glampers rush to fill the gap.  

Sumich Plumbing and Drainage | Summiting 30 years of service

Sumich Plumbing and Drainage is celebrating 30 years, testament to its resilience throughout economic recessions, construction market fluctuations and now, a global pandemic.

Three Tree Landscaping | Kick starting in Covid

Stefan Curry leapt into starting his own business Three Tree Landscaping one month before the Covid-19 pandemic put NZ into lockdown.

Advintage Wines | COVID advantage for Advintage

Hawke’s Bay-based online wine merchant Advintage is toasting a record-breaking year after locked-down Kiwis flocked to the web for their wine fix.

New trust annual return requirements

Trusts will soon be required to provide an ‘annual return’ to Inland Revenue disclosing various trust information. Applying for the 2022 income year onward, IR can also request the same annual return information for any period between 2015 and 2021 income years.

The 39 percent rate change

The top personal marginal tax rate increases to 39 percent on income over $180,000 with effect from 1 April 2021. Businesses should consider what the flow-on effects are and forward plan to ensure they are not caught off guard.

Latest financial support for Covid-19 disruption

There is a range of additional and extended support available to NZ businesses in light of the recent change in Alert Levels.

Leveraging your technology

Using technology to streamline your processes and systems increases efficiency, saving time and money, and reducing stress. We can help you identify how to use technology to make your business more sustainable, scalable, and saleable?

Callum Hayde – building relationships to help businesses thrive

Markhams Otago’s newest director Callum Hayde believes he has the experience ‘on both sides’ to understand his clients and their needs: as a chartered accountant and advisor and as business director who in the past year has faced the challenges of Covid-19.

Building confidence and self-belief, benefits of Outward Bound for Caeli

Caeli O’Brien is happy to tell anyone that Outward Bound is an incredible, not-to-be-missed opportunity.