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    • hamish price

      Business Owner

      @hamish_price

      Small Buissness Legal Questions

      Question submitted 21/06/21 @ 07:48am

      Hello I'm currently starting a new business and would like to get some legal questions answered however dont want to pay and arm and a leg! Is there any law places that are run to support small business startup?

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    • Markirwin

      Business Owner

      @markirwin

      Partnership agreement

      Question submitted 15/06/21 @ 08:49am

      Hi there, do I need a lawyer to create a partnership agreement?

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    • wpike

      Business Owner

      @wpike

      Question submitted 12/05/21 @ 04:33pm

      Product warranty / Consumer law:Kia ora Whanau, I’m wanting to speak to someone please who can help me understand the rules and regulations in AU, NZ around product warranties. We have launched a new product in the healthcare industry. E.g. my product is a consumable item, therefore it’s hard to apply a 12 month warranty due to expected wear and tear. How do I abide by the consumer guarantees act and not get in trouble!? Is it a legal requirement to display info on warranties, returns, replacements etc. Cheers.

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    • tangy

      Business Owner

      @tangy

      Commercial tenancy laws

      Question submitted 08/04/21 @ 09:57am

      Hello We've got new landlords as of December who have terminated our old lease, it had expired and was on month to month. We were supposed to vacate by end of March and they were only willing to let us stay if we pay more than double what we were paying and pay for all their legal fees. The amount they want us to pay is much more than the market rate. The minimum they want to charge is a 50% increase in rent. They have also fixed future rent increases (at ridiculous prices might I add) that will not be subject to the market rent review process. While I know they are being incredibly unfair, I want to continue operating my business and there are no other suitable premises at this time. There have been law changes to residential properties but I've found very little about commercial tenancies. Is there anything that could help me with this situation? Landlords have too much power and in this situation they are being opportunistic. The lease is not signed yet, there is nothing currently in place but I have paid them the months rent. They are trying to stop me from trading although they have received rent

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    • stateofbliss

      Business Owner

      @stateofbliss

      Question submitted 06/04/21 @ 05:07pm

      I need some help in deciphering contract employment agreements

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    • kateb

      Business Owner

      @kateb

      Question submitted 05/04/21 @ 03:10pm

      Hi,We own a concrete pumping business in Auckland and need to include T&C’s for clients. Is there any base templates to start from or advice on what to do? ThanksKate

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    • Coverall

      Business Owner

      @coverall

      Question submitted 01/03/21 @ 11:48am

      how do i set up a credit application for my business to give to new customers?

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    • TLaulu

      Business Owner

      @tlaulu

      Question submitted 22/02/21 @ 07:17am

      Hi there team I am just wondering if anybody can help me with a legal situation with shipping. I’ve been working with a printing broker to organise printing some children’s books about 1600 of them. We met mid last month and after seeing some printed proofs of the book she said that from her timing these books would have been here the week of the 15th of February.Outside of this I have organised with another party that I would have 800 books ready for them this coming week off the basis off this brokers timing. I gave it about a two week buffer.Since then she has decided that I needed a bound printed proof before they print/send the rest of the books. I am going to lose this deal with this company buying 800 books because I don’t have these books in my possession. from the right the excuses and timing goes I don’t think these books are going to arrive for another two to three weeks which or not go down well with the timing of my marketing for this book.This broker has said that it’s due to covid-19 and Chinese New years but I felt that for someone who has said they have been in the printing industry for 20 years that they would have fact it all of this in.From her timing the books should have been here about a week or so ago at the very longest according to our email trail.I have found a local printer who can do my order within a few days. I am just wondering now if I am legally bound to the agreement still. I have only asked for a quote and agree to the quote verbally and why email but I have not signed anything in person nor have I paid a deposit.If someone could please help me understand the legal process or probably just understanding if she has any grounds to still invoice me and follow a legal proceeding off this situation.

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    • Julie

      Business Owner

      @julie

      Question submitted 19/11/20 @ 10:58pm

      Hi, we own a small rental car business in Auckland and obviously the border closure has hit us hard so we are retraining to become driving instructors to hopefully provide us with income while the borders are closed.  Our current company is a limited liability company with two directors (our selves).  My question is do we have to set up a separate company for the instructor side or can we trade under the existing Limited company with a slight variation on the name which relates to the instructing side? or do we have to set up a company that has both companies trading under it?  We intend to work in both companies side by side.  And depending on your advice do we need to set up separate bank accounts, etc.  Thank you for your time.

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    • herasmith

      Business Owner

      @herasmith

      Lawyer to review basic contract

      Question submitted 05/11/20 @ 04:48pm

      Kia ora! I'm looking for some legal advice reviewing a NZ contract between my company (the contractor) and another NZ company please. I'm not familiar with the latest NZ contracts having returned recently from overseas. Thank you! Hera

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    • jimiharris

      Business Owner

      @jimiharris

      Question submitted 02/11/20 @ 05:19pm

      I’m just starting off as a sole trader and funding everything i can for my small business. i am wondering about a business account at the bank is it worth it for starters because they have lots of fees that come out and stuff and if i just create a streamline account its pretty much free but am i allowed to use that for my business. i’m selling a service where i hold someones money until they receive their second hand item is that legal do i need a financial service license? or so do i have to also register my business straight away as a sole trader or can i wait till it gets to a certain point i’m a little skeptical about the legal side of things but i’m also not scared of trying and seeing where i go i’m only going to learn from it but hopefully not fined too much any advice would be much appreciated thank you 

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    • Et Alia Ltd

      Business Owner

      @et-alia-ltd

      Question submitted 16/09/20 @ 04:10pm

      I have a new business, I registered it in the companies office, and did a search before choosing the name and noone else existed – now all of a sudden there is a clothing line (I am not a clothing line) with the same name popping up – what should I do?

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    • kateb

      Business Owner

      @kateb

      Client Contracts for Business Services

      Question submitted 04/08/20 @ 09:38am

      Hi, We have started a business consultant and project execution company (post lock down due to redundancy) and its starting to take off. We need to have our clients sign a contract which includes releasing some liability, confidentiality etc. I have the basis for some of it but I am not a lawyer by any means. As a start up we are trying to be very careful with minimal money to invest but know how critical this piece is to our integrity and clients peace of mind - as well as keeping us all legally safe. Any advice on ways to do this that wouldn't include huge lawyers fees would be much appreciated. Our current clients are incredible and we have access to a lot of company sensitive information, as we are dealing with owners, GM's, directors etc Thank you 🙂

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    • HuttRadio

      Business Owner

      @huttradio

      Question submitted 01/07/20 @ 06:07pm

      As an alternative to loans, we’re considering seeking investment. Is there some simple-to-understand guidance around raising capital under the new laws, which I think make the process simpler if the amount sought is under $2 million? I’ve looked and all I can find is website platforms charging fees to “train” small business owners in how to prepare an offer, for a fee, and they then promote the offer. For another fee! I’m (the GM) trained in business (GAICD), and marketing and PR (APR) so I don’t need their “training”, but I do need to be certain that any documentation we provide is within the law.And / or would a lawyer be prepared to help us, even if it’s simply checking the final document. (Although a business, we are the operating arm of a charity, and all profits go to that charity).

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    • Clint

      Industry Expert

      @clint

      Question submitted 11/06/20 @ 09:49am

      Hello team,As I am currently in the early stages of getting a startup off the ground – what is the best way to get economical and trusted legal advice in terms of NDA’s, founders agreements, terms, conditions and privacy statements. Which legal entities offer support to early-stage technology startups?

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