Small Business Guides

Find guides, articles, and infographics to help you do better business, and understand the often weird world of accounting.

Guides on business basics

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 employees

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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How to start an online business

Find out what it takes to start and run an online business, with insights and tips from experts and owners who’ve done it before.

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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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Small Business Trends 2021

10 MIN READ
A look at what businesses did in 2021 and what they’ll do more of in 2022.

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Online business ideas

8 MIN READ
Learn about small online business ideas, get tips to generate your own idea, and find out how to make it a reality.

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Shipping for small business

3 MIN READ
Some customers like overnight shipping. Some like things in fancy boxes. Most like it for free. So who eats the cost?

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How to make money from an app

4 MIN READ
Got an idea for an app? Learn what’s involved in bringing it to life, from the costs to the development process.

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How to do digital marketing for small businesses

6 MIN READ
Digital marketing is a mystery to most. And yet everyone says you have to have it. So let’s learn how to do it.

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Starting a business [infographic]

1 MIN READ
Your business idea is clearly inspired. So what do you do now? We take a look at the next steps in starting a business.

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How accounting technology de-stresses finances

15 MIN READ
Get our white paper and learn from small businesses that have made the switch.

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Selling online [infographic]

3 MIN READ
There are lots of ways to create an online store. We look at the simplest two options.

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Guide to GST [infographic]

2 MIN READ
Confused by GST? Learn the basics of registering for and charging GST, and filing returns.

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Small business articles