Shareholders agreements

A Shareholders’ Agreement is a contract between the shareholders of a company. Without one, you risk a dispute at some point down the track when each shareholder has a different idea of who can do what, when they can do it, how it is done, and what was agreed at the outset. You do not really need one until you need one (at which time it is too late).

10 Daily Habits of the Rich and Powerful

It’s the little things that make up the big things. Here’s a list of ten traits of some of the movers and shakers in the world today (and from the past).

How to deal with late payments effectively

Having a steady cash flow is a must for any startup as it keeps your business running.

Inheritance Trusts

Most parents, at some stage in their lives, consider what provisions they would like to make for their children on their death, therefore some thought should be given in order to establish that there is some protection around those funds to ensure that they are not lost.

Is it worth setting up a Trust

Everyone seems to have a family trust nowadays – do you have one (or if you have) how do you know if it’s still relevant and appropriate for your individual situation? The answer depends on your circumstances. Trusts are generally set up to protect assets and look after dependent people. They can have a valuable role to play, but they are not suitable for everyone.

2017 Budget has something for everyone

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has unveiled his first Budget. We believe it continues the Government’s focus on maintaining surpluses, reducing debt, growing the economy and supporting the most vulnerable in society via targeted ‘social investment’ spending.

Email Scam – Millions of NZ dollars lost

A complex and growing global fraud is targeting New Zealand businesses …..The email compromise scam sees an email sent to a company’s accounts department from a seemingly legitimate client or colleague. The emails ask the accounts department to update or process a normally regular payment with a new or amended bank account number.

Should I register for GST?

The main items that are excluded from the GST regime are….

Three Ways an Accountant Can Save You Money

Do you want to earn greater profits – and even find savings with vendors, staff and operating expenses?

Top tips to avoid being caught by fraudsters

If you receive a call with an offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Online scammers and fraudsters use all kinds of tricks to steal from businesses. By taking sensible precautions you and your business can avoid becoming victims.

Tax Reforms – effective 1 April 2017

Understand how the new Tax Reforms affect Contractors – Effective 01 April 2017

Enduring Power of Attorney – Do I need it?

Protecting vulnerable people – can they sign? A guest article by Murdoch Price Solicitors. A Power of Attorney is a document in which you ask someone you trust to act on your behalf as regards your personal affairs. The difference between an “enduring” power of attorney and an ordinary one is that the former continues even after..