August 12, 2020

Earlier this year, Roxanne Phipps won our Rise Scholarship, which gave her $2,500 worth of training throughout the year! 

Unfortunately, we have had a few set backs due to COVID-19, plus with Roxanne being a busy mum and business owner (of three businesses) we have...

July 14, 2020

Do you relate to any of these?

  1. There is never enough time

  2. Make unrealistic time estimates

  3. Put off difficult tasks until later

  4. Finish things five minutes before they’re due

  5. Often late for meetings or rushing to get to them on time

  6. O...

June 7, 2020

From June 10 until 1 September 2020, businesses will be able to apply for the Extended Wage Subsidy Scheme.  These payments will be available to support employers, including sole traders, who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19 after the Wage Subsidy ends....

May 4, 2020

Amended 11 May 2020

The Government has introduced a Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme to support small to medium businesses owners, including sole traders and self-employed, to support their immediate cashflow needs and meet fixed costs, due to the impacts of COVID-...

April 30, 2020

Inland Revenue is making it easier for employers to reimburse the expenses of employees who are working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This means employers can pay employees up to $20 a week tax-free for expenses (additional heating costs, telecommunicati...

April 3, 2020

On 1 April 2020, the adult (employees 16 years and over) minimum wage rate increases by $1.20 from $17.70 to $18.90 per hour.  With the starting-out and training minimum wage rates increasing 96 cents from $14.16 to $15.12 per hour.

The minimum wage increase is occurrin...

April 2, 2020

If your business is in total lock-down, I would use some of this time to work on the future good of your business.  Maybe, you have struggled to 'work on' your business and now you can.  Ideas are:​

  • Strategic planning

  • Marketing planning

  • Scoping & deve...

Video from Lisa & Kelly, pre lock-down on what to do to get your business through Covid-19.

NOTE: This video was recorded before Alert 4 lock-down, however, this video is still relevant. 

Right now everyone is being affected by the Coronavirus and in particular businesse...

March 29, 2020

As per our previous FAQ blog we said that things were changing daily and we would let you know if anything changes with the Wages subsidy.  Yes, here we are again with further changes.  The below outlines the changes, as per the Work and Income website, if you app...

March 26, 2020

Amendment - only applicable to those that applied for the subsidy prior to Friday, 27th March 2020.  New blog coming for after that date.

We have had so many interesting HR questions or wage subsidy questions, as you can imagine, over the last couple of days.  The gover...

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