Tips and Tools

Business.govt.nz is the New Zealand government website that brings together free resources, tools and information to support small business. They make it easier for small business in New Zealand to understand and comply with government, and succeed.  The website provides information on getting startedgrowing a businesshiring and managing employeestips on tax and accounting and much more. They also have valuable information that all business owners should read on compliance.

You can also access information regarding laws governing Companies on the Companies Office Website  

Employment New Zealand
Employment New Zealand hosts some very good online tools for business, including,
Holiday and leave calculators
An Employment agreement builder

Inland Revenue
If you are new to business and/or new to employing staff and looking for all the information in one place, IRD has a number of online tools regarding Starting a businessBusiness Income Tax and GST.  Their Smart Business Guide is also very useful.

Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand provides a Business Toolbox - a free suite of online tools that enables quick and easy access to information for businesses. The various tools they offer include: Industry Profiler - Provides details on industry performance over time, staff turnover and survival of similar sized businesses Industry Benchmarks - Compare your financial performance against similar firms in your industry and find information to help you make decisions for improving your business performance.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have a comprehensive Starting up guide. They can also help your business get ready to export and provide access to a a range of information about other government resources

Export New Zealand
Export New Zealand is the go to site for those interested in networking and learning with other exporting businesses.

Once you have done your research you can contact EconomicDevelopment@horowhenua.govt.nz who can advise with regard to the registration process, as well as support and facilitate connections to help establish your new business.