How to invoice | GST changes | Easter | Repaying debt

Latest tips for tradiesWant to improve your invoicing skills, or get a better understanding of your cash flow? We’ve added new videos to our ‘tips for tradies’ section to help you.Watch:·       
How to prepare an invoice — invoicing is a crucial part of running any business, so learn what you need to do to prepare an invoice and what to do if you don’t get paid on time.·       
Understanding your cash flow — learn how to manage and predict your cash flow so that you can plan for growth and avoid financial trouble.·       
Variations to contracts — learn what to do if the scope of work changes while you’re doing a job.
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Government intends to ramp up eInvoicingThe Government intends to ramp up the use of eInvoicing.Businesses can expect eInvoicing to become the norm, and the proposals provide an extra cash flow incentive to send eInvoices to your trading partners.
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Repaying debt: What are your options?If you have unmanageable debt, support is available. Signs of unmanageable debt can be ongoing losses, poor cash flow, if you’re unable to cover your operating costs, or have difficulty paying creditors on time. Check out our helpful videos to understand your options.
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Easter weekend is nearly hereGood Friday—29 March this year—is a public holiday, and almost all shops must close, unless you meet specific conditions.Don’t forget that Easter Sunday is not a public holiday—it’s a restricted shop trading day. If you open on Easter Sunday, you can pay your staff their normal wage.
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Do you provide short-stay or visitor accommodation?From 1 April, new GST rules apply to people who use websites or apps to provide short-stay or visitor accommodation. This includes sites and apps such as AirBnB, Bookabach and Holiday Houses.If you are an accommodation host, make sure you are aware of how the changes affect you.
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Getting an online presenceIf you’re a business owner or self-employed, having a digital presence — a website and matching email address — makes you look more professional and means customers can always find you.Learn how to get your business online, tips for being found online, common mistakes to avoid, and more.
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Donate your old laptopsDo you have a laptop you no longer need? Donate to RAD, an initiative where technology meets community, sustainability and education.They want laptops that are less than 10 years old and have their charger. They erase all data, and train students to refurbish them, before gifting them to rangatahi and whānau who use them for learning and accessing job information. 
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