Advice for business owners and managers

Rules and regulations

Staff wellbeing

Protect your business

Giving back to society

Advice for business owners and managers

Continuity and contingency planning
Continuity and contingency planning is about being prepared for all types of disruptions, eg an earthquake, broken equipment or losing a supplier — and quickly getting back on your feet.
 

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Guide to starting a business

If you’re starting a business in New Zealand or working for yourself, here are things you can do up-front that will safeguard your investment in the future.

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Host responsibly

Workplace events are a great way to build team spirit and round off a busy year. If you’re treating your staff this festive season — especially if you’re serving alcohol — here are some tips to help you be a responsible host while ensuring everyone has a great time.

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Preparing for the Christmas break

The Christmas run-up can be frantic for small business owners. It’s important to think about business basics like paying taxes and staff before you start decorating the tree.

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Selling your business

When it’s time to sell your business — whether you operate it as a sole trader, partnership or company — you’ll want to get the best price you can for it. You’ll also need to know how to sell it, who to and what it’s really worth.

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Negotiation tips when hiring

Think beyond money to find the best candidate. Flexible working, personal development and culture can be huge draws. Know what will work for you, and set a limit. Understand and speak to the candidate’s motivations and goals. 

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Rules and regulations

 If you’re a landlord, you’re in business

Your rental property might be the result of a clever investment plan or something you just fell into. Either way, if you collect rent on a rental home, you’re running a business and there are rules you’ll need to comply with.

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Introduction to holidays and leave

There are different rules for different types of leave. Understanding your obligations as an employer makes it easier to work out leave entitlements and approve leave applications — leading to happier, more productive employees.

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Food safety: new tools for food rules

New Zealand Food Safety is making it easier, faster and more affordable to meet your food business requirements.

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Staff wellbeing

Nine to Thrive Wellness Series

Now more than ever, work-life balance can feel challenging, but as we discover new ways to connect with ourselves and each other, we can also begin to uncover new positive lifestyle habits.

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Workplace Bullying and Harassment

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“Act”) imposes a variety of health and safety obligations on persons within the workplace.  These obligations are imposed on persons conducting a business or undertaking (a “PCBU”) as well as officers, workers (which includes employees) and other persons at the workplace. 

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Resource material from Mike King – The Serious Business of Staff Wellbeing

Mens Guide To Depression
Womens Guide To Depression

Working solo: Tips to stay mentally well

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 connected. 

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Supporting a return to work after illness or injury
Sometimes employees need to take time off. Perhaps to recover from illness or injury, or to deal with a range of life situations. Here’s how you can support them during that time.
 

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Protect your business

Personal information: What is it and how to protect it

All businesses collect information about people they work with or for, eg staff, suppliers, customers. New privacy laws may affect how you collect and store personal information. But what makes information personal? 

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Protect your business from this common cyber scam

It’s easy to fall for and can go unnoticed. But if you know what to look for and put these four security measures in place, you’ll be in a good position to keep you and your business safe.

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Giving back to society

Giving back as a business mentor

If you’ve got experience in business, there are others out there who want to learn from you.

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