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Published 11th March 2019 by Duncan Cotterill

On Wednesday (22 August 2018), the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 (Amendment Act) became law. The new laws will come into force on or before 22 October 2018.  The Amendment Act brings “residential land” within the existing Overseas Investment Act, such that any overseas person who wishes to buy or lease residential or lifestyle land (of any size) will, in almost all cases, need to apply to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent.  

A general overview of the new residential land provisions is contained in our separate update: New OIO laws bring changes for residential land, forestry and horticulture.  This update contains more detail on how the changes will impact on the property development sector.

Published 3rd December 2018 by www.momentumfinancial.co.nz

In 2006 ACC research showed that, of all the businesses that ceased trading, 67% did so because of illness or injury to a key person in the business. What that says is too many businesses are not applying a “risk management plan” across all aspects of their business. 

Putting an effective plan in place requires a relatively small commitment by owners in time but can be instrumental in ensuring the continuity of a business following the temporary or permanent loss of a key person or owner.

Published 3rd December 2018 by D H Lawyers

Succession planning is an essential consideration for all businesses, especially where the owner is considering exiting from the business within the next 5 years.

Published 3rd December 2018 by Anonymous

Do I have what it takes?

Running your own business can mean long, unpredictable days, with little respite until you start to make a profit. Reaching that milestone can take years.

You’ll need to be:

Passionate: If not, you’ll find it hard to keep going when you hit a hurdle.

Prepared to make sacrifices: You’ll have less money to spend and may have to give up hobbies and social activities, at least while the business is getting up and running. Make sure your family is prepared for changes, too.

Published 3rd December 2018 by Anonymous

There are now two ways of working out the use of home calculation. Inland Revenue will provide a standard rate per square metre for variable costs such as power, telephone/mobile/Internet...

Published 20th June 2018 by McDonald Vague Limited

1  Accounts Receivable Process - A poor accounts receivable process will result in debtor days (the time between billing and banking) being too high. This will stifle your cashflow.

Published 19th June 2018 by www.Tradescoach.co.nz

Don’t like the boss / toxic environment                               

Published 21st May 2018 by RSM New Zealand Group

It is common in New Zealand for the directors and shareholders of small companies to be the same people and many are also employees of the company – executive directors.

Published 25th September 2017 by Full Focus

Family owned and operated businesses are the backbone of the New Zealand economy. Some of these businesses are among the most successful in the country.

Published 25th September 2017 by Full Focus

Commonly made yet simple to fix, often overlooked with sad consequences, here are 9 mistakes you can easily avoid.