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Canterbury earthquake

Is your business affected by the Canterbury earthquake?

Find news and information resources to help you get your business back to normal.

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GST and PAYE tax change

GST is increasing to 15% and PAYE rates are going down. These and other tax changes are coming on 1 October 2010.

Find out about the tax changes and how best to prepare your business for them.

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IRD Tool for Business

The online IRD Tool for Business helps you understand business tax quickly and simply. It's free, interactive and easy to use.

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Business Health Check

Try this easy to use tool to assess your business health against five key business management areas.

You'll get plenty of information and templates to help you implement our recommendations.

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Welcome to

This is the New Zealand government website that brings together free resources, tools and information to help people start, manage and grow their business. Find out more about us. If you have a business issue or question ring the free Biz Service on 0800 42 49 46.


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Online tools

Browse our collection of online tools and training that you can use to improve your business.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise support
Find out about New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the programmes and support they offer to help your business.
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What's new
Recovering from a disaster
How to minimise the impact of a disaster on your business.
Canterbury Earthquake
Information for businesses in Christchurch and Canterbury affected by the earthquake.
Assess your financial health
Use our handy tool to check your business' financial health.
SMEs' tax compliance time down by a fifth
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are spending nearly a fifth less time on tax matters than they did just five years ago.
Is your business idea viable
It’s easy to come up with an idea for a business, but it makes sense to ensure that your business idea is viable before you invest too much time and money in it.
Getting business advice
The best way to ensure that you quickly and easily find solutions, or the people who can provide the solutions, is to develop a network of business peers and professionals.
Inland Revenue improve online payment process
New online payments pages have been launched to make it easier to make payments to Inland Revenue.
Online training: Pricing strategies and the GST increase
Online training module to help you prepare your pricing strategy for the GST increase.
Financial Service Providers Register opens
The Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) is now open.
Delegating effectively
The ability to delegate effectively can free up valuable time and enable small business owners to plan strategically, rather than run from one urgent task to the next.