Five tactics for selling B2B services in tough times (nzentrepreneur.co.nz)

For those selling services and solutions to other businesses, the impact is just as severe if not more so than for businesses selling direct to consumers.. Read more

 

ACC helping ease the burden on business

As part of ACC’s plan for helping reduce the immediate impact of COVID-19 on businesses, ACC is delaying all invoicing by three months.Invoices for the 2020/21 financial year which would usually have been sent from 1 July will now be issued in October.

Payment options will be available once invoices are sent in October to further assist businesses like yours, in managing payment of your invoice.ACC is also providing you with the option to continue to be invoiced as per normal, if that better suits the needs of your business.  You can simply log in to your MyACC for Business account or complete this form to opt out of the delay and choose to receive your 2020/21 invoice at the normal time.

To find out more about the delay to invoicing visit acc.co.nz.

 

Cert NZ Cyber Security Webinar resources – 2 July

Cert NZ – Cyber Security Presentation by Maddy Shepherd

Cert NZ – Infographic: 11 top tips for your cyber security

Cert NZ – Protect your business online – top tips

 

Check your eligibility for the wage subsidy extension (IRD)

Applications for the wage subsidy extension are now open, offering further support for businesses affected by COVID-19. Use this tool to find out if you are eligible and how to apply. Read more 

 

Guidance for commercial leases and mortgages during COVID-19 (justice.govt.nz)

Many commercial lease arrangements in New Zealand will have been affected by the response to COVID-19. The Government has taken steps to support those businesses.Read more  

 

Wage Subsidy and Small Business Cashflow Loan extensions (BDO NZ)

The Government have just announced a change to the criteria for the WSE that will be available from 10 June.
The criteria have changed from a 50% revenue drop to a 40% revenue drop. In order to qualify, you will need to have had a revenue loss of at least 40% for a continuous 30 day period. Read more  

 

NZ Business Owners’ resilience & well-being: A COVID-19 study. The University of Waikato needs your feedback!

The study examines your experience of the pandemic, how your business and you are coping, as well as your well-being as an important resource to get you through these challenging times. This study is part of a larger global study, based on which we identify strategies and best practices of coping, which we share with entrepreneurs. Click here to complete the survey

 

Employee Allowances & reimbursements for home office costs (BDO NZ)

The IRD has recently issued guidance on when such payments can be made to employees tax-free, when PAYE obligations arise, and when the employer can claim income tax or GST deductions. Read more 

 

Contact Tracing with NZ COVID Tracer – (Business NZ)

The Ministry of Health has developed the NZ COVID Tracer app to help the public log and track which businesses and organisations they have visited, and who they have come in contact with. Businesses and organisations can support the app by registering with Business Connect (external link) to generate QR code posters to display at their premises. Read more

 

COVID-19: Common questions in relation to the Wage Subsidy Scheme, the Extended Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme – (Deloitte)

Budget 2020 saw the announcement that the Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) would be extended, with a few twists. In this article, we set out some common questions in relation to both the current WSS and the new Extended Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS). Read more

 

Cash Flow Forecaster tool (Business NZ)

Cash flow is critical to every business, showing what’s coming in and going out. Forecasting your cash flow helps you understand your business health. Describe your financial position and the changes you expect. We’ll help you forecast your cash flow. Read more

 

Tax lockdown & two smoky barrels – (BDO NZ)

Watch the below video as Iain Craig, BDO’s Eye on Tax, provides a brief recap on the many recent tax changes announced as a result of COVID–19. Watch here

 

Business Finance support and Mortgage Holidays

Information on the Business finance guarantee scheme and payment holidays for businesses and homeowners affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.Read more 

 

Tax changes to support the business during COVID-19 (IRD)

The Government has just announced a further set of tax proposals to help businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know. Read more

 

Is contracting right for you? (IRD)

There are many benefits to working as a contractor — it can pay better than doing a similar salaried job and be more flexible. But there are hidden costs to think about, too. Here’s where you’ll find tips, information and common mistakes to help you decide if going contracting is for you. Read more

 

Make your next hire a graduate (Tertiary Education Commission)

Graduates compete for good jobs, and employers compete for good candidates. It helps to understand their needs and what they’re looking for in a job. Read more

 

Working solo : Tips to stay mentally well (Health Promotion Agency)

If you work alone or in a small team, it can be easy to neglect your own wellbeing. Here are some ways to keep you feeling well and connected. Read more

Employment: Getting holiday pay right (Employment New Zealand)

Figuring out the right amount of holiday for your employees and paying them for it correctly can be tricky. We worked with Employment New Zealand to pull together some useful tips to ensure you’ve got it right. Read more

 

Watch webinar | Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas (Immigration NZ)

Immigration NZ have recorded one of their employer update seminars. It is 91 minutes long and includes some questions and answers from the audience. We recommend you print a copy of the guide for employers “Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas” to refer to while you watch the video. Click here for the guide

 

Want to Sell your Business (IR)

If you’d like to sell now or in the future, here’s what you need to do to get the best price you can for your business. Find out more

 

Accommodation for workers: what you need to know (Employment NZ)

By law, anyone working for you in return for food or accommodation is most likely an employee. You may also be their landlord. Read on

 

Connect and transform your business with the NZBN

Are you ready to connect and transform your business? The NZBN makes doing business faster and easier because it’s a globally unique identifier. There’s an NZBN for every Kiwi business and it’s a digital link to core business information (for example, trading name, location and contact details). Read more

 

Free health and safety check

The SafePlus online tool is a quick and easy way to assess health and safety with your workers, find areas to improve and start taking action. Read more