Small Business Guides

Tips, tricks and accounting essentials for business success

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Starting a business

Knowing where to begin when you’re starting a business isn’t easy. Check out our tips for all the steps.

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Financing your business

Need finance for your business? Learn about the types of finance, approaching lenders and investors and more.

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Inventory

Want to know about inventory? Read about the different types, how to manage it, cost it and more.

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Invoicing

Getting paid quickly should be easier than it sometimes is. Read how to create an efficient and easy invoicing process.

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Hiring staff

How do you find the best people to join your business? Read about the hiring journey and building your team.

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Growing your business

There’s a lot to think about when growing your business. Learn about boosting sales, expanding, and more.

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GST in New Zealand

A quick guide to GST for New Zealand businesses. Learn how to register, file and pay GST, and more.

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Invoicing survival guide
Getting your head around small business payroll

4 MIN READ
With employees on board, it’s time to get payroll sorted. Here’s your introduction to the basics.

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Understanding online payroll for small business

7 MIN READ
The right software will make payroll fast and easy. Read our guide for choosing online payroll software.

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When you should hire an accountant

11 MIN READ
Accountants can handle more than just your tax returns. We look at when your business may need one.

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Cash versus accrual accounting explained

3 MIN READ
Both types of accounting have their place. Find out their pros and cons and which best suits your business.

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Invoicing survival guide
Sole trader accounting software

6 MIN READ
Sole traders are busy people. Online software can make life easier when you’ve got lots to juggle.

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Invoicing survival guide
Small business bookkeeping for beginners

3 MIN READ
Bookkeeping doesn’t need to be boring. Learn why it’s important for your small business and what’s involved.

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Small business articles

Find all of our small business articles here. They’re quick to read and full of useful tips and advice.