Gearing Up for the New Sales Year
May16

Gearing Up for the New Sales Year

Kevin Vincent Managing director of  Vincent Consulting   www.vincentconsulting.co.nz The new sales year is on us. The targets and budget clocks are reset. We are at the starting blocks and it’s too late to turn back. Expectations are set and we must now perform. I recall the famous quote by Henry Ford, “If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you have always got”. We can take from this that if the expectations are higher,...

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Meeting Your Obligations as an Employer
May16

Meeting Your Obligations as an Employer

John Shingleton Director of Onlinelawyers www.onlinelawyer.nz Recently, our clients have been asking us to make sure they are compliant with minimum employment and immigration law standards. With potential fines up to $100,000 and terms of imprisonment up to seven years, it is important to ensure that your business complies with minimum standards. While you may assume that your Limited Liability Company protects you from claims, there...

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Money Laundering Changes on the Way
May16

Money Laundering Changes on the Way

Iain Dunstan IncentiaPay CEO and acting Bartercard CEO for Australia and New Zealand www.bartercard.co.nz CMS, SLA, NPS, you hear acronyms being regularly used in business but what do they actually mean? Well, here are two which you need to know about – AML and CFT. Your obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Act 2009 are changing and you need to know the impact. Changes are...

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Getting on the Front Foot
May16

Getting on the Front Foot

Craig Hudson Country manager at Xero New Zealand www.xero.com/nz It’s a huge date on small and medium business’ calendars across the country, but it feels like the financial year end passes just as quickly as it rolls around. Suddenly we find the financial year of 2017-2018 is in the past and we’re well and truly into the new year. With the chaos of March 31 behind you, it’s a good time to take stock of how your business is...

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Biting Off More Than You Can Chew
May16

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Michele Hider Director of Priority Communications www.prioritycomms.co.nz When is the best time to boost your company’s marketing and communications? A) When you’re flat tack and looking to grow. B) When the work is flowing well and there is no real pressure. C) When your two best clients are shutting up shop, your three worst ones won’t pay their bills and your bank manager is getting the jitters. If you’re in the fortunate position...

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Money for Nothing
May16

Money for Nothing

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz Are you ready for a universal wage? Finland is known around the world as a leader when it comes to taking care of citizens, and in January 2017 the Nordic nation commenced a mandatory payment. The unconditional income is being trialled as part of an experiment where the Finnish Government hopes that those who are unemployed will be...

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