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The unemployment rate is down to 4% and for some industries like hospitality and horticulture, the labour shortage is crippling. For others, like the construction sector, COVID-19 has drawn a double-edged sword: endless work but a lack of skilled labour. Whether you’re loo...
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The Government has now released the draft legislation around the removal of tax deductions on loan interest for rental properties. Previously, interest payments could be claimed as a business expense and taxed accordingly, giving property investment a tax advantage.Now, prop...
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It’s surprising how small stuff adds up: dashing into the dairy on the way to work because the lunchroom’s out of milk. Scrambling out of the taxi at the airport to catch an early flight for that business meeting. Things you can forget about as you do the important stuff...
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Do you know how much it costs you to produce each product or service in your range?The better you can understand this cost of sales – or cost of goods sold (COGS), as it’s more commonly known – the more ability you have to control your company’s profitability. When y...
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We hope that you are enjoying some of this lovely spring sunshine, even if there are a few rain clouds lurking.   This is a quick update to let you know about the financial support currently available. Please take note of closing dates around the wage subsidy, as w...
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Think of great debtor management as the flip side of great customer service. Great customer service makes it easier for your clients to buy what you sell, nurtures strong customer relationships, and helps your bottom line.Great debtor management makes it easy for clients to ...
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The perfect time for planning?

September 7, 2021
Being in lockdown is frustrating. There’s so much you can’t do.But is it the perfect time to do some business planning?Business planning constantly gets bumped to the bottom of the to-do list. It never feels urgent, especially when sales are strong and you’re dealing w...
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Covid-19 Wage Subsidy #2

September 3, 2021
We are almost at the end of another week in lockdown. We hope that you are coping with these strange and challenging times. The view from our home offices certainly are a bit different to usual! Today applications for the Wage Subsidy #2 payment opened. However, th...
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We’ve been getting quite a few questions from our clients during Level 4 lockdown about the responsibilities of employers. We’re not HR specialists or employment lawyers, so we don’t have all the answers. Luckily, the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment (MB...
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Introducing Daniela Olsen

August 25, 2021
We'd like to extend a huge welcome to Daniela who has recently joined the team at Shelley Tweedy & Associates. Daniela was born in Romania and lived her childhood years and part of her early adulthood under the communist era. Having had an entrepreneurial minded dad, made it...
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