paragliders over lake wakatipu
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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winery worker with shovel
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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designers working
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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fly fishing in river in Arrowtown
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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businesswoman working from home
Apr 28

Regional Business Partner Network: COVID-19 support programme

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McClean & Co is proud to have been approved as a provider for the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) COVID-19 support programme. This programme, an extension of their existing Growth Advisor service, is being used to deliver government-paid assistance to small businesses, and will be the recipient of much of the additional government funding…

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businessman working in cafe
Apr 16

Fully funded support for business continuity planning

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Update 28 April: McClean & Co is now an approved provider for the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) COVID-19 support programme. More details here. The Regional Business Partner Network has been given funds to support businesses through COVID-19. The focus will be on full funding of businesses to access one-on-one support with professionals…

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