Company formation

Some logos are very effective, while others just aren't. It's am important part of your brand, and Jan Bierman shares some tips to help you get it right.

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Choosing a domain name for your business can be a lot trickier and more complex than choosing the actual name you will be trading under. NZRS helps you work through some of the common decisions around choosing a domain name for your business.

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'Responsive Design' is the latest buzzword around websites and online media. But what does it really mean? What does having a Responsive website actually do for your business and are you missing out if your website doesn't 'respond' to different online media?

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April 1 typically marks the start of the new tax year and the reflection on the year that was. All the while doing what you do making your business work. It is often a good time to do some planning around your ACC and business insurance to manage cost.

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Employee ownership is something that is being actively encouraged overseas, and is already seen in some major New Zealand companies as a way of rewarding employees and enhancing employee loyalty. However, it is important that company directors think very carefully about drawing up a shareholders' agreement before offering employees any such arrangement.

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How much attention do you pay to your brand? Or more importantly, how much attention do your customers and prospects pay to your brand? If you're not getting maximum mileage from your brand, then you may be missing sales opportunities and limiting your growth potential. Even the smallest of companies benefits from having a strong brand.

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Business Finance Glass Half Full
Anyone who is in business or has been in business in New Zealand knows that there are multiple skills required to take a business from a start-up to something more sustainable. It is easy to start a business, but harder to make sure that the business expands to support you.

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What do you do when the Companies Office want to visit your registered office to inspect your records? What records are they looking for to inspect? And how do you make sure that you are not hit with severe penalties of $5,000 and $10,000 for each offence?

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If you are a director or thinking of becoming a director of a company then you must ensure you are fully aware of your duties and your potential liabilities. As seen in some recent cases involving failed finance companies, directors might even face fines or jail terms for their actions.

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Registered brand
The name you choose for your business is important - and it's not always easy to pick, or protect. Thoedore Doucas shares three tips.

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And why a Limited Liability company did not give him the legal protection he thought it would

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When it comes to credibility and saleability, not all businesses are equal. Glenn Smith explains how incorporating your business improves others' perception of your business, as well as its eventual saleability

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You work hard enough for it, so hang onto it! Glenn Smith has some suggestions to help you protect your assets and minimise tax

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Glenn Smith of Company Net offers straight and simple answers to frequently asked questions about company formation

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So you're ready to take your business across the Tasman - but how do you go about forming an Australian limited liability company? Glenn Smith explains the process

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Different business structures offer differing levels of protection, varying tax rates and convenience. Here are some points you should consider when deciding which is appropriate for your business

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Choosing a name for your company can be a tricky business. Find out some of the pitfalls - and click the link to get a free availability check for your favourite company name

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During a recent survey on HomebizBuzz, respondents raised some tax-related issues they wanted to see addressed. Here, Inland Revenue responds to some of these - with a promise of more to come

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