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Covid-19 Business Advice


Sound Advice from Reputable NZ Sources

We have created this section to support our local business with the excellent advice available right now for keeping your business afloat through the Coronavirus pandemic. Most of this content is sourced from a range of online publishers, all of whom are credited in the blog posts. Please help each other and share the positive advice and actions you can take to keep your business alive.


IRD Small Business Loans

The Government will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock to support their immediate cashflow needs and meet fixed costs. The Minister of Finance and Minister of Revenue say the Small Business…

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Tools to Stay Connected During Lockdown

Regardless of whether the lockdown level eases or not, it appears that many businesses will need to make significant changes to the way that they operate over the short term. Below are some areas that may be of interest to you to help you stay connected…

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About the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Government has launched a business finance guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized businesses, to protect jobs and support the economy. The Crown, in partnership with participating approved banks, will support targeted new loans (including increases…

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Tony Alexander - Shrinkage

The request from the Prime Minister to businesses that they think about how to operate with safe distances between employees and how to keep a register of everyone on a premises, is reinforcing a view that Level 4 will probably end on April 23 and Level 3…

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Business Finance Guarantee – applications open

BEEHIVE MEDIA RELEASE (1-April): Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re moving quickly to protect New Zealand…

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Tony Alexander - Weeding Out and Your New Strategy

In Tony Alexander's latest update, he looks at what we can expect to see over the coming weeks in the business sector as well as the housing market plus his predictions for mortgage rates.

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Tony Alexander - This Is Not Your Fault

The latest advice from Tony Alexander provides some good reading to help Kiwis make better decisions for their businesses, investments, home purchases and people by writing about the economy in an easy to understand manner.

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Tony Alexander - China is Recovering

-But the West has entered the maelstrom, belatedly joining the fight. Foreign tourism accounts for just over 4% of NZ GDP. Kiwis travelling overseas, now also erased, looks like it amounts to the equivalent of just over 2% of our GDP. This huge shock will…

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