Three tools to help your business thrive

Three tools to help your business thrive

Use these simple tools to help you set your business up for success – from choosing the right business structure to employing staff and expanding your online presence. They’ll save you time and money.

Starting out? Choose a business structure

There are different ways to structure your business, each with different legal and financial obligations. Most businesses in New Zealand are sole traders, companies or partnerships.

With just three quick questions, our tool will help you choose a business structure.

You can compare different structures to learn which is best for you before setting up your business.

Choose business structure

Hiring staff? Use the Employment Agreement Builder

When you’re hiring staff, use this tool to help you create employment agreements tailored to your business needs for each person you employ. 

It includes:

  • what you must do by law
  • common mistakes made by employers and how to avoid them
  • tips to help you decide what to put in your agreement — and what not to put in. 

It takes about 30 minutes to complete. You can save it part way through.

Once you finish, you’ll receive:

  • the completed agreement in your inbox
  • a sample offer letter
  • a summary of tips and common mistakes tailored to your business
  • a to-do list of suggestions for your next steps. 

By using this tool, you’ll save time on administrative tasks when hiring new employees, and you can re-use the template when you hire more staff. You’ll also save money – because it’s free. 

Use Employment Agreement Builder(external link) 

It only takes about 30 minutes to build an employment agreement. You can save it part way through and start again later.

It only takes about 30 minutes to build an employment agreement. You can save it part way through and start again later.

Expanding your digital presence? Do business online

Are you setting up a new e-commerce business, or looking to grow or expand your business with an online presence?

Learn how to do it right with our ‘Do business online’ tool.

To start, describe your current business situation by answering 5 simple questions.

Then you’ll get tailored advice to help you, depending on if you’re new to business, well established, or somewhere in between.

The tool is quick and easy to use, and makes researching your next steps easier.

Do business online(external link)

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