Hi everyone .
I have just seen reports of the latest Job Creation scheme , and it looks like yet another scheme that is specifically designed to exclude me haha . As above , I have been trying to get a new business up and running , but due to Covid I spent the remaining $$$ I had on living . So I have spent $50k approx ( roughly half that is borrowed ) , it needs $10k to launch , I can’t borrow that , and in fact I am struggling to pay the payments on the money I have borrowed , as well as live .
I have customers that want to use my services ( although less than pre-Covid ) and the business plan shows 4 staff within the first 2 years . Right now I am the only ’employee’ , but seems to be the biggest problem — I have been paying the bills , paying my own living costs , and have never paid myself . The business has been registered with the IRD etc for 12 months , but never sold anything , never paid wages , never paid GST .
I have never been on any benefit .
So I have been totally unable to claim any help , and likewise these latest schemes don’t seem to be of any value to me — it looks like I can’t even employ myself and claim some of that back , as I am not unemployed , and have a small income from an hourly job .
ANY advice would be helpful thanks folks ( and yes , I have rung the 0800 numbers which go to — I think — MBIE , but again , no success ! ) .
It seems like every employer , every job , and even every weird scheme someone unemployed thinks up , will get Government assistance .