Resources

There are so many sites out there. Where’s a business owner to start when looking for valuable information? If you’re reading this, you’re on marketSMARTS.co.nz which is a good start.  Read on for more vital online spots you should know about. I’ve included mainly New Zealand websites pertinent to New Zealand issues.

New Zealand Department of Labour
www.ers.dol.govt.nz

This site provides information and support to employers, employees, unions and workplaces on employment relations matters and:

  • helps employers and employees to improve productivity and resolve employment problems in workplaces
  • supports the operation of employment relations legislation
  • enforcement of  employment standards
  • provides employment relations policy advice to government

New Zealand IRD
www.ird.govt.nz
Everything you need to know about tax, compliance, GST and tax returns. News, information, tips, tools and insights.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)
www.nzte.govt.nz

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is the New Zealand Government’s national economic development agency. Through a  network of offices worldwide, they aim to improve the international competitiveness and sustained profitability of New Zealand business by providing access to people, knowledge and opportunities.

Franchise Association of New Zealand
www.franchiseassociation.org.nz

The Franchise Association of New Zealand Inc. is the peak body representing the franchising community at government and other industry forums. Members of the Association are committed to observe the best practice in franchising through adherance to a Code of Ethics, a Code of Practice and the Rules of the Association.

Backpack
www.backpackit.com
Backpack is a web-based service that makes organizing your company’s information easy. Backpack lets you make pages that can contain any combination of notes, to-dos, images, files and so on.

BizBuySell NZ
www.nzbizbuysell.co.nz
Looking to buy a franchise? Wanting to sell your business? Connecting business buyers and sellers, industry information and articles, business tips and news.  

Business and Professional Women (BPW)
www.bpwnz.org.nz
An online community for women business executives and entrepreneurs to connect, support one another, learn and grow. You can share and explore ideas with women across NZ or in your neighborhood to help grow your business.

Bold Horizon
www.boldhorizon.co.nz

Everything you need to know about branding and online marketing. Wayne Attwell’s blog is refreshing, inspiring and gives great perspective on the art of branding and online social media.

New Zealand Marketing Mag
www.marketingmag.co.nz
A leading source of news and information on marketing.

The New Zealand Marketing Association
http://www.marketing.org.nz/

The Marketing Association officially came into being on 25 February 2005, having initially been established in 1974 as the New Zealand Direct Marketing Association. The Association’s purpose is to encourage and develop the highest standards of measurable marketing in New Zealand.

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ)
www.iponz.govt.nz/cms

IP is all about creativity, innovation and enterprise. IP includes a diverse range of commercially valuable assets including patents for new inventions, trade marks for marketing goods and services and copyright works like photographs, prototype drawings, literature and music. it’s important that you protect yours.

New Zealand Companies Office
www.business.govt.nz/companies

Everything you need to know about registering and running a company in New Zealand. Includes practical advice on setting up a new business, formulating structures, understanding building blocks, skills, legal requirements, director obligations & business planning.

NZS.COM
www.nzs.com/media/newspapers/

A comprehensive list of newspapers, magazines and media choices in New Zealand, sortable by region, alphabetical and relevancy to your search criteria.