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hi there other than the wage subsidy is there any other support out there for small businesses I have 2 businesses Renovations and a labour hire…thank youMoana
We are a small Events Hire service business, we hire bean bags, bouncy castles and marquee, we’ve suffered a loss this year due to Covid 19, we’ve had to be crafty and add a completely new Furniture moving service to the business. I would like to know if there is a app service that our small business can tap into? We have an awesome app concept for our Furniture moving service yet we’ve been quoted between 20k-50k for a basic designed app, is there anything out there that can help us out in this space that is not going to cost us a fortune please?
Hi, I am about to open an online business to supplement my income. I currently work full time andI earn close to the threshold of the 30% income tax bracket and I predict that my earnings will pass the earning threshold in my first year of trading. Can you please advise whether I should register as a sole trader or company?
Charlies Electrical Ltd are doing sub contract work on the North and South Island. Most of our work was in Auckland. We have a very experienced Industrial Electrical team. Most of the sub contract work that we were doing were in the commercial field before Covid 19. We were trying our best to secure work for our electricians, without success. All the big companies that we are usually working with, are not taking on sub contractors at this stage. Most of our work force are from South Africa. They are in New Zealand on work visas. They need to stay in their current job to be able to apply for residency. Needless to say that their stress levels are through the roof. At this stage they are still getting paid with the help of the work subsidy. We would not be able to keep these payments up if we do not have the work subsidy. We are eligible to apply for the extended wage subsidy. Any ideas on how we go about to secure jobs for our guys? Everybody that we contact say that they can only take on sub contractors in 8 to 12 weeks time if not longer. We ran out of ideas!
Hello,I just started a small knitwear business out of Wanaka. I was just wondering if there was any information about shipping nationwide and the best place to get shipping supplies like print labels, bags, etc for a good price. Doesn’t necessarily need to be custom bags or anything like that. Something eco-friendly would be preferable if possible.
What I need help with: Rapid expansion! Moving the Mumlife side hustle to more part-time Business. any tips would be awesome! ie: time management – Do I allocate set times for: social media responses. Marketing. Client work. Invoicing. Admin..So far I’ve been working around kids. So mostly naptimes, evenings and weekends when my husband is available to be with kids and free me up completely. I’m moving into being able to have 4 hours during daytime to commit to business while kids are at school/daycare. So far I’ve been able to respond to social media almost instantly – kid permitting. And emailing, Invoicing, Client work is shoved to evening / weekends.
We provide professional development across the education and health sectors and would love some guidance to move our content online, direction towards platforms offering online courses, cost effective way to deliver a professional service. Thank you
We have been hit hard with the lockdown and we need to stimulate sales sooner rather than later. We have emailed the majority of our customers to let them know we are open but have had very little response. I have started ringing customers directly bit it is slow going. Would love to hear your suggestions.RegardsKevin
We are a small family run Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying Business operating in Auckland. Our point of uniqueness is we have a fully qualifed female tradesperson. How can we grow our business in this tough time as we have lost our biggest customers due to there businesses being shut down due to there own issues with Covid. These customers allowed us to do a lot of free work for the elderly and those struggling, which we will no longer be able to provide as we do not have income. What would be the best way to get our business promoted to get more customers? We have not had to advertise in over 20 years so is a new thingnfor us.
I signed a commercial lease and formed the business on the 13 March. I was due to open 1 April. As this is a new business I am not eligible for the wage subsidy for myself or the small business help. My partner works so we cannot get help from MSD. We have spent thousands setting the business up and still have the outgoings to pay. Is there any assistance we can get? The business is a drumming and percussion school. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks Jim.
Would really love to get familiar with other small businesses in the Wellington region. Unfortunately the meet up business networking groups were all falling flat well before covid 19. Can anyone suggest any other social networking avenues? Manaaki could you help initiate a group/space for this within each locality?
Advice on the fastest inexpensive and reliable mobile electronic pay device? Because cash handling is not ideal in these times and seniors are not as good with the Internet – can people recommend the best mobile payment devices and which bank they are with? I would be doing only 5-10 transactions daily. I have looked at wireless EFTPOS terminals but prefer a cancel at anytime option.
Hi. On the 7th of April, my work van with all the cleaning gears was stolen. My insurance brooker’s phone is disconnected. I need to go back to work asap. I need to purchase the gear for this. Your help will be really appreciated.
Help! My colleague rents beauty equipment and the hire place will not budge on the ongoing costs, over $2000 since lockdown began, the subsidy needs to go towards her mortgage not equipment at her salon that she is unable to enter. Zero cashflow coming in like everyone else, any information on how to approach this hire company AGAIN would be much appreciated. Her business is simply not going to survive this cost at $350 a week.
How can I attract clients to book in for Makeup services after lockdown?
Hey guys A run a dog walking business. What are your thoughts about whether or not I can work during level 3? Kids can go to school, so does that mean dogs can also socialise? I walk 10 dogs at a time generally off leash…but I’d be assuming it’s on leash only during level 3 if at all…any insights? Thanks