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Minimum Wage Heads Up

Minimum Wage Heads Up

After the government increased the minimum wage rates earlier this year, it made a further amendment to the Minimum Wage Order, issuing a new fortnightly rate.  The fortnightly rate is $1,140 for adult employees and $912 for starting-out workers and trainees.

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Office Energy Boosters

Office Energy Boosters

Is there a dead spot in your day?  It’s probably a good time to look at boosting your energy.  Lack of energy is a motivation crusher for you and those around you.  It’s unhealthy too - it leads to bad posture which in turn can cause workplace injuries.  And of course lack of energy shows up in your office output or, rather, lack of output.

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Making Payments to IRD – What’s Changed

Making Payments to IRD – What’s Changed

IRD are changing some of your options to make payments to them as of 1 October 2014.

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Employer Registration

Employer Registration

The Government has extended online services to build employer registration into the process of incorporating a new company.

Up to now, companies have been able to register for income tax and GST and obtain their IRD/GST number when incorporating online on the Companies Office website.

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Efficiency Gains

Efficiency Gains

When it comes to working efficiently, everyone has some idea of what works for them and what could work better.  As a business owner, you can get stuck and find yourself working harder than anyone else, for longer hours, without seeing that next level of growth in your business.  Here are some simple reminders to help you stay on task and get more done.

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Reduce the Cost of Paying Taxes Late

Reduce the Cost of Paying Taxes Late

Anyone who has been hit hard by Inland Revenue (IRD) late payment penalties and use of money interest (UOMI) for unpaid or underpaid tax knows how crippling this can be.

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Xero for Farmers

Xero for Farmers

In February this year the whole BRG team went to the annual Xero Conference (Xerocon) held in Auckland. There were over 900 Accountants, Bookkeepers and Add-On Partners attending this conference.

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Top Tips for Business Growth

Top Tips for Business Growth

It’s easy to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour and become comfortable with your current business position.  But don’t become too comfortable.  Isn’t that why you got into business in the first place?  To step away from that zone and challenge your way of thinking?

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Year End Checklist

Year End Checklist

When it comes to the end of the financial year, you need to consider a few key factors.

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Beyond Reasonable Drought Roadshow

Beyond Reasonable Drought Roadshow

Farmers from the Hawkes Bay, East Coast, Bay of Plenty and Taupo will have an opportunity in February to meet and learn from inspirational Marlborough farmer Doug Avery, who moved his family farm from ‘beyond reasonable drought’ by making some radical changes to how the farm operated.

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