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Minimum wage increases from 1 April
As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2024.  Adult starting wage will go up from $22.70 to $23.15 an hour.Starting-out and training minimum wage will go up from $18.16 to $18.52 an hour. Read more from Employment New Zealand
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Online security basics for your business
Want to upskill your cyber security skills so that you know how to keep your data, networks, customer information and reputation secure? Join CERT NZ’s interactive webinar on cyber security to learn about:
the basics of online security
common online threat
spractical steps you can take now. 
When: 10:30am, Tuesday, 27 February
Register now
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Discover best practice standards
Whether you’re a small family-run cafe in rural New Zealand, or a franchisee based in a city, there are best practice standards that can help you boost your competitive edge, efficiency and more.
You can get them from Standards New Zealand on topics ranging from IT security to health and safety. Find out more
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Thinking of becoming a sole trader?
To make it easy for you to get set up as a sole trader, we’ve created a checklist to guide you.
It covers:

getting started, with things like registering with Inland Revenue and ACC
completing essential financial tasks, like income tax and expenses
managing business paperwork, like invoicing

hiring staff. It will also help you if you’re already a sole trader and want to check you have set yourself up correctly, or are thinking of hiring people. Get started
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Give yourself an AI advantage
Artificial Intelligence isn’t the future – it’s now. And getting to grips with it will make your business soar.
From content creation, to insights, to business planning, Digital Boost’s curated AI playlist covers it all.
Sign up to Digital Boost so you’re not just keeping up – you’re getting ahead.  Watch now

If you have any questions or need support please contact the Ministry of Business, Innovation and
Employment (MBIE)’s phone line for small businesses: Freephone 0800 424 946

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