Dec 16

5 positive takeaways from 2020

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For most of us 2020 was a year we will be happy to put behind us.  COVID-19 left no-one untouched – education to professional sport, healthcare and the economy. But, with some Kiwi ingenuity and teamwork, out of adversity came some positivity. Here are 5 positives for businesses in 2020 that we can…

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Nov 23

The Trusts Act changes: what you need to know

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The Trust Act 2019 finally comes into force on 30 January 2021 and is the first major reform to trust law in the lifetime of most New Zealand lawyers. The changes will apply to all existing and new trusts. Below are some key changes you need to be aware of. Duties The Act now contains…

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Nov 23

Regional Business Partner Network: ongoing support available

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As some of you may know, McClean & Co is an approved provider for the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP). This support programme includes an existing Growth Advisor service, aka Management Capability Development Fund, that delivers partly funded support. In addition, the network provide a fully funded COVID-19 Support Programme which reflects the…

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Sep 29

Clients: get Hubdoc set up for free

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Hubdoc is a virtual filing cabinet! It streamlines data collection, record keeping and processing. Auto-fetch bills from large providers, forward invoices via email, scan or upload invoices and receipts which are all stored in Hubdoc, creating one digitized record keeping system. Even better is the fact that Hubdoc is now included for free with all…

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Sep 9

Queenstown businesses: free employment webinar

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You may have many employer related questions during these unprecedented COVID-19 conditions. While we are great at accounting, we are not employment law specialists, so these questions are sometimes are outside our realm of expertise. We have been kindly offered a free online webinar to our clients from Employsure who are employment and health and…

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Jul 22

Employment NZ updates: supporting employees through COVID challenges

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With COVID-related changes causing unpredictable spikes and troughs in demand in many industries, employers are dealing with more staffing challenges than ever. Scaling back business, staff, and operations are all commonplace actions in our current business climate, and the impact on both employers and employees can prove difficult. However, the way employers navigate…

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Jun 23

Running your trade business on the go: Xero can help

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Things have been up and down for trade businesses recently, from feverishly busy, to the slow pace of the lockdown and out the other side into fluctuating levels of work. We appreciate tradespeople have a lot to keep track of, and not much free time to do it. Xero’s online construction accounting software can help…

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Jun 11

Covid-19: What next for your Queenstown tourism business?

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Queenstown’s tourism industry has changed recently due to the impact of Covid-19 and it’s no secret that businesses involved will need to adapt to make the most of the coming months. The Government announced $400m in the Budget for Tourism of which $20.2m is a funding package to support key attractions through the…

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May 14

Further support for businesses: wage subsidy extension, tax loss carry-back and more

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As the country moves into Alert Level 2 and many businesses slowly reopen, a new round of government support measures has been introduced. These initiatives are designed to give further help to businesses affected by COVID-19 and include an extension of the wage subsidy, a small business loan scheme and a tax loss…

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May 14

Payment options for McClean & Co clients

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You might be wondering how to manage your cashflow and debts at the moment. We have some payment options available. Our online Invoices have a PAY NOW option. This includes Credit card or you can set up a direct debit through GoCardless. Direct debit payments can be spread over three months. We can…

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