Start ups

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.

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.

New year’s aspirations

A shake up in the job market this year is likely – research indicates that nearly 385,000 adults will look to change their job in the coming year. Although not all will pursue their own business ideas, there is growing support for entrepreneurs.

Create a business plan in 10 steps

Your business plan is a roadmap for your business. Outline your vision, set goals, define funding and budget, forecast sales and cashflow, set timelines. Talk to us to create a watertight business plan.

Your small business has a great story to tell

Your small business has a great story to tell. When you are ready to launch your PR make sure you have done the groundwork for your best chance of success. Put your great news on your website’s blog and share it on your social media channels.

Looking for business funding? We can help

Applying for funding is tough. Ensure you have all the data to prove the viability of your business, in order to secure the support. We have the experience and tools to help with your funding drive.

Happy customers, happy bottom line

If customers are unhappy, they’ll leave you for one of your competitors. Customer satisfaction is important to any business, but the earlier you are in the growth of your business, the more critical it is to ensure that your early customers are highly satisfied.

New provisional taxpayers beware

Changes to the provisional tax regime, effective from the 2018 tax year, have generally been well received by taxpayers.

Reo Pēpi | Te Reo Māori alive and well in this new Dunedin business

The adage ‘Don’t go into business with family and friends’ clearly doesn’t apply to Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson, two Dunedin cousins and friends who have launched a business publishing bilingual books for babies and young children.

Facebook: Why your business needs it (and how to use it!)

Are your ideal customers adults? Then your business needs to be on Facebook because that’s where their eyeballs are. Time-poor or don’t have a clue where to start? Get some answers with these six most frequently asked questions.