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Jan 27

Preparing your business for Omicron

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As a business owner, you will no doubt be wanting to do everything you can to protect your workplace, workers, customers and community from the impact of the Omicron outbreak. It is important therefore to prepare for potential workforce shortages, due to staff being sick or needing to self-isolate, and supply chain issues.…

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Oct 8

Further rounds of funding available for NZ businesses affected by Level 3

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UPDATE 29.10.21: Wage Subsidy #6 – Applications for the sixth Covid-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021, are open for two weeks between 9am, 29 October and 11.59pm, 11 November 2021. More information (MSD) Resurgence Support Payment #4 – The amount and frequency of the Resurgence Support Payment will be increasing. The next payment (the fourth…

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Sep 14

Ongoing support for businesses affecting by Auckland lockdown

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We’re back to almost-regular life here in the Southern Lakes: going to cafes, ski fields, workplaces and libraries, but we are unfortunately missing a large chunk of our usual spring season business. While Auckland remains in lockdown, our tourism and hospitality businesses that rely on the Auckland market are very much financially impacted.…

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Aug 18

Alert level 3 & 4: new business support available

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01.09.21 ALERT LEVEL 3 UPDATE: The Government has approved another wage subsidy. Applications for Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2 will open at 9.00am on Friday 3 September. This is for all businesses and self-employed people who have or predict at least a 40% decline in their revenue from 31 August to 13 September…

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Aug 12

Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan for tourism businesses

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  Do you run a tourism business in Queenstown Lakes District, Southland District, Kaikōura District, Mackenzie District, or Westland District? You may be eligible for a new round of funding under the Support, Recovery & Re-set Plan. There are three initiatives: Business Advisory Support – $10 million for Business Advisory Support (up to $5,000 per business) to…

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May 24

Queenstown tourism & hospo businesses: train & retain programme

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In case you missed this amazing opportunity available to Queenstown tourism & hospitality businesses (accommodation, activities, food & beverage, retail), the good news is it’s not too late to join the Train & Retain Flex.Ability Program.  The program runs in partnership with QRC, MSD and the Queenstown Chamber, with the first cohort intake…

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Mar 7

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for COVID-19 support

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8 March 2021: After another lockdown and more challenges for businesses and as we move back down the alert levels across the country, it’s time to check if you are eligible for government support.  A number of initiatives have opened up due to the latest changes in alert levels.  Make sure you don’t miss…

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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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helicopter with tourists
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 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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