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Filling Employment Gaps

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Filling Employment Gaps

When employing, think carefully about the kind of help you need and broadly what kind of employment contract is best suited to the situation. It’s important to make sure you comply with current employment law and have it right from the start. Casuals Casual employees might be right for your business, for instance if you are covering unexpected absences. But remember that, no matter what you call the employment, if you treat casual staff as if they are permanent — for instance, give them regular hours or work over a sustained period — their...

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Buying Perspective: Risk and Reward – Purchasing Land or a Home

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Buying Perspective:  Risk and Reward – Purchasing Land or a Home

Buying off the plan? The bright-line test and you We’ve talked before about how changes to tax law around buying and selling property might affect you. Now that the changes are in operation and the bright-line test is being applied to determine tax liability, an issue highlighted only recently might leave you exposed. As we’ve discussed before, people who buy or sell a property within two years of acquiring it must pay tax on the gain. The main home is exempt and there are some other exceptions such as inheritance and relationship break-ups....

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Client Perspective – 37 The Landing Motel

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Client Perspective – 37 The Landing Motel

Operated by Jo Dowthwaite WHAKATANE ranked sixth overall as the best-rated destinations for accommodation in the Bay of Plenty for the second year in a row, according to online hotel search site, Trivago. Six Whakatane district motels – 37 The Landing Motel (7th), One88 On Commerce (14th), Pacific Coast Motor Lodge (20th), Ohope Beach Resort (23rd), Tourist Court Motel (28th) and Asure Barringtons Motor Lodge (30th) – were in the top 30 list of accommodations favoured by travellers to the Bay. Opotiki’s Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park was ranked...

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Client Perspective – Cecilia’s Raw Food Workshops

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Client Perspective – Cecilia’s Raw Food Workshops

My aim is to bring a healthier food option to the Bay through my Raw Food Workshops. You might say ‘not another fad diet’ but raw food cuisine answers everything from fat-free, gluten free, sugar-free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo. It doesn’t use meat, refined sugar, dairy, grains, flour or eggs, so it caters for a variety of allergies also. It uses vegetables, fruit, coconut, nuts and is truly amazing how you can prepare delicious meals, cakes, desserts and more without having to cook! The workshops are fun and interactive and give you the...

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Turn Customer Complaints into Opportunities

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Turn Customer Complaints into Opportunities

Dealing with customer complaints can be both gruelling and rewarding. But being able to turn the situation around so your customer is happy with the outcome can strengthen their loyalty to your brand and inspire some gold standard word of mouth marketing. Communication and attitude are as vital as expert product knowledge. Listen and empathise Let the customer tell their story. Ask questions to clarify. Let them know you want to understand. Let your customer know you can see it (and feel it) from their point of view. Make sure you understand...

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Sustainability in the Workplace

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Sustainability in the Workplace

The word ‘sustainable’ seems to be thrown around on a regular basis these days, not just in relation to the food we eat, but also to business and the wider economy. Sustainability in a work environment relates to an awareness of resources: how they are used and how we can conserve these resources to the benefit both of our environment and our pocket. The impact this thinking can have in our workplace is significant. It can alter staff attitudes and behaviours positively, with a common goal, a shift in motivation and a more positive approach....

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Scam-proof your business

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Scam-proof your business

Scams and scammers become more sophisticated every day. No surprises there. They rely on keeping a jump ahead of people. As businesses step up their investment in new technology and media platforms, scammers find new ways to worm their way in. FYI… Social engineering Many scams fall under the umbrella term ‘social engineering’. These techniques aim to gain people’s trust and con them into letting their guard down to leave themselves (or potentially your business) open to fraud. You might have the most high tech security system in the world...

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Building your dream team

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Building your dream team

In order for your business to be a success, you need to be surrounded by like-minded people with good core skills and values, aiming for the same end goal. In essence, this is your dream team. But how do you ensure you’re recruiting the right team players? Be clear – What are the qualities you require from employees? Think, plan and be specific so that the right applicants come forward from the beginning. Provide clear instruction during the initial screening process and winnow out those who can’t seem to follow these to a tee. Test –...

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Get to know your profit and loss statement

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Get to know your profit and loss statement

How often do you look at the Profit and Loss (P&L) statement for your business? Only once a year? It could be more useful to monitor it more often. Your P&L statement gives you a great way to keep an eye on how your business is doing. Like the name suggests, it shows profit and loss for a given period. That might be monthly, quarterly or annually, as often as you like. Your P&L statement charts revenue and expenses – incomings and outgoings – so that it can help you see what’s actually happening with your cashflow....

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Stress – Beating it to the punch

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Stress – Beating it to the punch

Stress is a sneaky wee thing. It can creep up on you completely unaware, knocking you down when you least expect it. If you’re busy it’s easy to forget to look after yourself. It is all too easy to let things get on top of you. However, looking after number one doesn’t have to be difficult. The idea is to prevent stress, before it presents itself. Get Moving. We’re not saying you have to take up boot camp or run a marathon, but simply get your body moving. Take a long walk in the weekend, try swimming a few laps in a pool or simply park...

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