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Prosearch is the professional search service of Wellington City Libraries (WCL). Whether it’s searching our specialist online databases, or the Internet, or finding facts from books, journals, government documents, our professionally trained information specialists know the quickest way to find accurate information.
For all individuals or organisations with a WCL library card we can offer up to 1 hour’s non-urgent free research per topic, plus any direct costs (all costs GST inclusive). For urgent enquiries, work can be undertaken at $60 per hour. You can still use our services, whether or not you have a current library card. A clear cost-estimate will be given beforehand.
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ONECheck – three-in-one business name search tool
Business.govt.nz have recently announced the launch of ONECheck . This is a new search tool that combines a company name and domain and trade mark search all in once place. Created for people who are starting a new business, renaming their current business or just wanting to check their exsisting business name is secure. ONECheck packages all the relevant information in one place, so you dont have to work from three different websites. Check out the new feature http://www.business.govt.nz/onecheck
SME Resilience Resource
Follow the link to download your copy of the SME Resilience Brochure that has been produced by the University of Canterbury in conjunction with the University of Auckland.
Job Streams for businesses
It just got easier for employers to hire someone through Work and Income. Last week the National-led Government announced the $62 million Job Streams package of employer focused subsidies to help businesses hire people on a benefit.
Job Streams consists of two subsidy streams:
- The Flexi-Wage subsidy of up to a maximum of $21,060 per year is the equivalent of the adult minimum wage for 12 months and can also be used for wrap around support and training.
- The Skills for Industry subsidy provides up to a maximum of $7,000 to train people for a specific position.
Priority will be given to young people who are at high risk of long-term benefit dependence from 1 July this year, while sole parents subject to new work obligations from October will also qualify for Job Streams.
For more information please call Work and Income Employer Services on 0800 778 008 or click here.
Flying Start Business Plan Competition
– it’s quick and easy to enter and you could be in to win a $56,000 prize pack to get your business off to a flying start.
The ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition is open to all start-ups and businesses with sales of less than $2 million. If you’ve yet to start your business you are still eligible to enter.
The prize pack includes $30,000 cash (conditions apply) to spend on growing your business as well as $26,000 worth of business services from our sponsors. If your business has export potential our Gold Sponsor, ANZ, is also offering a special Export Assistance prize of $10,000 to assist you with flights and accommodation to visit selected overseas markets in the Asia Pacific Region*.
Entries close on the 26 June at 5pm so get in quick.
Exporters Breakfast Presentations
To view training and One on One coaching available through the NZTE Capability Development Scheme go to Search Marketplace on the Accelerate Success.
New Kiwis is a free web based recruitment service that connects returning Kiwis and skilled migrants eligible to work here and currently living in NZ to Employers. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org call 0800 18 2323.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprises Booklets
It is important that you have a business plan when you start your business. It will help you raise funds and set direction for your business. The business plan template below can help you structure your business plan and give you some ideas about what to write in each section of the business plan.
Business Plan Template
A do-it-yourself kit for developing your own business plan:
An essential guide to help you determine whether your business idea will work:
Inland Revenue – Seminars on Changes for Business as at 1 April 2012
Inland Revenue are providing free seminars to go over the changes which will come in to force from 1 April 2012. The seminars will cover up-dated information on:
- Employer Superannuation Contribution Tax (ESCT) Changes
- Student Loan Changes
- Kiwisaver Changes
26 March 2012, 10.30am – 12 noon
18 April 2012, 10.30am – 12 noon
Booking is essential due to limited room capacity. Please email to book your seat or request more information. When you book this workshop please include your:
• contact telephone number, and
• business IRD number
Rachael Hopkinson | Community Relationships Advisor | Inland Revenue
T. +64 3 989 6003 | M. 029 989 6003 | F. +64 3 989 6202
The NZ Export Credit Office of the Treasury and BNZ Partners Presentation
Click here to see the BNZ Partners Funding beyond your overdraft presentation.
For more information contact Jarrod Stewart, International Trade Specialist – BNZ Partners; email@example.com or DDI 03 955 6323
Click here to see the NZECO’s Trade Finance Products for Exporters presentation.
For more information contact Chris Chapman, NZ Export Credit Office of the Treasury: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph. 04 917 6004;
or Tim Robertson, NZ Export Credit Office of the Treasury: email@example.com, Ph. 04 917 6080.
The Treasury Presentation
Download here the presentation “Achieving higher incomes for New Zealanders” of Andrew Kibblewhite, Deputy Chief Executive, The Treasury.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Visit April 2011
Generally, trading conditions remained tough over the past year for the majority of businesses we talked to this round. Overall, firms had experienced flat or slightly higher activity recently and expected a modest rise in sales throughout 2011.
Download the Summary of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Business Sector Report here.
Chamber set to develop Nelson’s Business Opportunities Guide to the Rugby World Cup
Following on from the fantastic news that Nelson will host two Rugby World Cup games in 2011, today the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce announced that it will develop a Business Opportunities Guide. “The Business Opportunities Guide will ensure local businesses can make the most of the opportunities that hosting the Rugby World Cup games will provide” said Dot Kettle, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce.
Download the Media Release here.
SMEs encouraged to seek advice
The government’s initiatives to support SME’s manage their cash flows come into force on 1 April and the Chamber is encouraging businesses who are experiencing or anticipating issues with their cash flow to get advice early from trusted advisers such as their accountant, lawyer or business banking manager.
Download the Media Release here.
How to ride out a recession - 2011
Department of Labour – Employer Newsletter - December 2008
BNZ Confidence Survey - December 08
Download the Go Stats! presentation here.