Figured On Farm - Xero Add On

Figured On Farm - Xero Add On

Figured On Farm is a must have Xero Add On for Farmers.

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Meetings Matter

Meetings Matter

Meetings: scourge of the working day or a top way to make things happen? Go for the biggest outcome from the smallest window. Start with basics.

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Health & Safety Heads Up

Health & Safety Heads Up

It's expected that the Health and Safety Reform Bill will be passed before the end of 2014 and that the resulting Health and Safety at Work Act will be implemented in stages, the first stage taking effect from 1 April 2015. The legislation itself is part of a major reform of health and safety practice in New Zealand.

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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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