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Making the most of your tax refund

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 by admin

It may be tempting to spend big when you receive your tax refund, but before you do, why not consider making the most out of your return. Here are some smart ways to use your tax refund: Send it to your KiwiSaver You can make voluntary contributions directly to your KiwiSaver provider or through Inland Revenue, whenever you wish. Making extra contributions to your KiwiSaver can boost the amount of money you will have to withdraw funds to purchase your first home (if you are eligible) or to pay for living expenses when you’ve retired. Invest it Investing your tax […]

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Launching a business: mistakes to avoid

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 by admin

Launching a new business for the first time is an exciting phase for every entrepreneur. However, it is important to increase your chances for success by being aware of and avoiding common mistakes that can occur when beginning a business. Take a look at these five common errors. Being unprepared Starting a business is incredibly challenging, and will take a lot of hard work, time and effort. You must mentally and physically prepare yourself and develop a realistic self-care plan to avoid burning out halfway through. Bypassing market research You may think you have a great idea, but to ensure […]

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Blunders to avoid when naming your business

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 by admin

The name you choose to give your small business is an important, yet challenging decision. These few words must represent the branding image you wish to present to the public and in particular, your target market. To help you make the best decision, here are four things to avoid when choosing your business’ name: 1. A long name Always pick a name that is short and simple. Preferably something that rolls right off the tongue. A long and confusing name that is hard to pronounce will also be one that is difficult for customers to remember. 2. A ‘plain Jane’ […]

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Find your niche for small business success

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 by admin

When you have a smaller budget to work with, marketing a product or service that will appeal to everyone is virtually impossible. Which is why tapping into a niche target market may be the practical solution your startup needs to launch your business and stand out from the crowd. Larger companies need to aim big because they simply cannot afford only to serve niche markets. While a small business will have no problem doing just this. However, merely locating a niche market to service will not cut it, you must also: Know your niche To become the ‘trusted go to’ […]

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KiwiSaver for new employees: what you need to know

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 by admin

Upon hiring a new employee, there is a range of obligations and responsibilities you will have to meet when it comes to KiwiSaver. Start the enrolment process Firstly, you will be required to check whether they are eligible to join KiwiSaver. The employee needs to be enrolled in KiwiSaver (providing they are eligible for automatic enrolment) unless you offer an approved alternative superannuation scheme. You must provide every new employee with KiwiSaver information (KS3), including a KiwiSaver deduction form (KS2) and an Opt out request (KS10) form. Ensure you keep a copy of the KS2 form for your records. If […]

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Internet banking: safeguard your savings

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 by admin

Each time you use internet banking to transfer money to family or friends, pay your bills, or check your account activity, consider these handy tips to help keep your savings secure. Check your wifi Always use a private wifi network when accessing your bank accounts via an app or website on your phone or computer. Public networks are never secure and should be avoided whenever you access your bank accounts online. Using a public network puts your personal banking details at risk of being stolen by a digital hacker looking to access your funds. Keep your personal details safe Never […]

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Organising your work day for optimal productivity

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 by admin

The key to having a productive work day is starting off on the right foot. Creating healthy habits and planning ahead from the moment you wake up can help to guide you to success.If you’re wondering where to begin, consider these five tips to get more out of your working day: Say ‘no’Do you struggle to say no? Chances are, you, like many others, find saying no incredibly hard, especially at work. You feel guilty and entitled, you justify to yourself why you must say yes. But in reality, knowing how to say no tactfully is the key to declining […]

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Engaging in effective negotiation

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 by admin

The key to success is remembering that everything is negotiable, and that to get a deal you must ask for one. Many people stop right there because negotiating makes them uncomfortable. They view the process as a contest of wills in which power determines outcome, each party seeks to best the other, and the little guy doesn’t stand a chance. That kind of positional bargaining may produce some short-term results, but it is a distasteful, win-lose process that can leave both sides exhausted, resentful and dissatisfied with the outcome. It doesn’t have to be that way. Effective, principled negotiation will […]

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Handy tips to prevent personal loan rejection

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 by admin

When applying for a personal loan, it is essential to do everything feasible to improve your probability of getting approved. Receiving just one knockback for a loan will be recorded on your credit file and may make it just that little bit harder to get approved for finance in the future. While there is no sure way of knowing you will be approved, there are specific requirements you should ensure you meet before putting forth your application. You have a good credit history Having a history of bad credit is a sure way to have your loan rejected. It is […]

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How to determine if your business idea is profitable

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 by admin

So you have a great business idea? Possibly so great that you have already imagined quitting your day job and running a thriving business. Consider the following when determining if your business idea is profitable: Costs A budding entrepreneur should first consider establishment and ongoing running costs before pursuing a business idea. Understanding your break-even point is a good starting point. A break-even point is where the total revenue equals the total expenses – there is no profit or loss. Knowing your break-even point is essential as it provides insight as to how much you need to sell and can […]

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