Started by: moanasmith
in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: Natasha Wehipeihana-Kaea
Started by: VICTORIA
Started by: Ollie
Started by: BaileyPugh
Started by: lesleyas
Started by: Julia
Started by: Aprilanne
Started by: LaraB
Started by: Gmann23
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
Kia ora, as an aspiring Empowerment Coach for Wāhine, I would like to ask how i can attract potential clients, and also what accounting app or software is best to start with, or is it better to go with invoicing first? Ngā mihi Natasha Wehipeihana-Kaea.
Kia ora, I’m in the early stages of starting a side hustle and know very little about tax, gst, law, and most things to buisness or where to start, I’d like this side husstle be my main source of income in the near future. And was wondering who would be recommended to talk to about getting started. Look forward to hearing from you.
Can you advise if my idea to create a website online shopping will work? To link multiple companies’ websites and get a little commission if the buyer went through our company website?What kind of agreement should I put in place for the companies’ who will agree to link in to our company website please?Thank you.
I’ve found a gap in the market, researched an idea for a new business, identified the pain points it addresses, found a platform to distribute the material, and started researching who my customers are and what my business model options might be…But I’m an ideas person, not an implementation person, and I’m running out of steam. What do I do next? Do I need co-founders? Or investors? Where do I turn to find the people who complement my abilities and can really make this idea fly?
Hi there. I am in the process of starting up my own fitness clothing company. I am just wondering how to go about getting an importers license? Many thanksBailey
Hi there, I am a stay-at-home mum and have decided to put some of my spare time into a small money making venture. I have created a business called Writing for Help which predominantly offers a CV and cover letter writing service. I have registered the business with the Companies Office as I wanted to do it all above board and was provided with an IRD number but am now concerned about the implications of having done this. I know absolutely nothing about bookkeeping and taxes so feel that I have done it wrong! I think I should be a sole trader, not a company. It’s a very small business as it’s only me and because of that I can only do so much work. This means the income I receive after expenses won’t be very much so I don’t think it’s worth getting some sort of accounting software like Xero, although I worry I may need this. What are my options? Can I de-register it as a company?Do I have to pay income tax? Are there thresholds for doing so?Thanks so much for your help.
Kia Ora Guys,We’ve designed an reusable alternative to the everyday business card as a part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme and I’d love your feedback on how we could make sales including sales channels, markets that we should contact etc.Our website is stapcard.co.nzCheers
We are hiring contractors to deliver and want to know how to automate the payment to those contractors on a weekly basis. Can we use a service like XERO? if so, how we integrate this with our system (payment gateway or ERP) from accounting prospective? Thanks
Kia ora We are a tech start up ture.co.nz and have decided to outsource our sales to onboard lawyers. I would like to do an initial campaign to test how it goes before spending more. Can you please advise:1. Who you can recommend as an sales provider and2. What kind of budget should I be expecting for a) test campaign, and b) full campaign (please note as a bootstrapped start up we have a very limited budget.Thank you Julia
Hi Team. I’ve created a range of nutritionally boosted pet treats Our signature product is a range of nutritionally boosted “bliss balls” (a first in the market ) for pets (chicken and pilchard, meat lovers , lamb and blueberry and a pet friendly Peanut butter “Pawnut butter” (Not for human consumption) Both packed with grass fed organs, flax , hemp , bone broth and more. Our products are all “Born and bred in NZ , trademarked Registered and recipe tested Our products are all dehydrated, not freeze dried or oven baked. Dehydration means all the goodness of the ingredients are retained in the finished product . Our biggest hurdle is finding a commercially viable dehydration facility to get us into the mass production phase. Before we go out to market (We already have sales via 2 pet stores) to start selling online and in stores , China Singapore ….we need to ensure we can meet demand once we go live. My first question is :We are wanting advice on whether we invest in the technology in house production or we find a partner in the industry …… Any advice is priceless. Thx so much. Aprilanne …..Malos mum
Hi there,Chicken or Egg situation , NZ made Swimwear since 2013 Yay Splash! Ltd Development of my product is superb, however funds to get it to market are lacking.2 reasons 1/ I cannot fund a large production line to promote. (Even 5 of each garment size, colour, style would total 100k NZD to manufacture2/ There is no purpose spending on a marketing campaign to take consumers to a website with such limited stock availability. (one offs in random sizes)Dificulties are: I have funded to date personally (large tax credit and no debts) however have no funding to take this further.I also need an income, so can dedicate limited personal time at this stage.I don’t enjoy doing social media myself to be honest, and am not looking to be ‘high’ fashion, more “modern, reliable, basics” like Bonds underwear. I can certainly back this product though with over 20 years experience in fashion and film as a tailor and stylist.I had a physical store in Browns Bay with repeat happy customers, however again limited stock, limited advertising, limited foot traffic meant a year only in the premise. 2 worst weather summers too. 2105/2016Too many hats on myself, and am looking for a business partner and or a marketing partner to take a cut of any sales generated.Any advise appreciated, or input or interest, please get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org Thx Lara
I am keen to access the Wage Subsidy extension, is it only 50% reduction in revenue comparing to last year that I need to apply for? What happens if I am a startup with no revenue?
Hi I have been made redundant and am starting up my own business. I am not eligible for the Small Business Load as my business was not established prior to April 1 2020. Is anyone aware of any other types of business loans to support start ups at this time?
Hi everyone,I am thinking of establishing a business in NZ. I operate in the Crypto currency space and I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a bank could offer my company (once set up) corporate banking.
Thank you manaaki for your outstanding creative work. I could definitely use some help. I’m just starting my first own business called the Performance Academy. It’s a Athlete development program for youth who want to chase there sporting dreams. It’s open to all ages and abilities to provide an opportunity for anyone to have access to a leading development program for there given sport. At the moment I need to create a website and Logo. I also find funding is a huge problem for youth as parents all want the best for kids but can’t afford it. Because this is my only source of income and I love what I do, I provide super cheap training programs and training sessions. But am struggling financially. Is there any grants or funding that would be able to help me expand and deliver my business. Thank you for your time,Marty Mckenzie