Business.govt.nz

Business.govt.nz makes business easier. It packages information from across government into tools and advice designed with small business in mind. The website is divided into the sections below.

Getting Started

You have a great idea and want to start a business. But do you have what it takes to make it a success? Every year, more new small businesses fail than succeed. But that shouldn’t stop you — test your idea and yourself by answering these questions.

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How to Grow

Growth and innovation takes the right plans, resources and attitude to succeed. Here you’ll find a guide to what’s involved, and a self-assessment to test whether you and your business are ripe to expand.

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Tax and Accounting

When you're running a small business, a basic understanding of the key tax types and levies will make your life a lot easier - even if you outsource all or most of the work to a tax or bookkeeping expert.

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Hiring and Managing people

Taking on an extra set of hands can be a great move, give you time to concentrate on the important things and help you grow your business. Here’s what you need to know for hiring and managing people.

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Risks and Operations

Having great health and safety (H&S) practices and adequate intellectual property protection are just a couple essentials to running a great business. Here you’ll find important topics to consider when managing risk and planning for the unexpected.

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Tools and Resources

This is where you’ll find all business.govt.nz tools, videos, quizzes and visual guides.

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