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How to choose your first employee

First think about your strengths and weaknesses and decide where in the business you need an extra pair of hands....

You have spent a long time creating, setting up and running your start-up business. For the first year or so you have been running the show, doing everything yourself and generally burning the midnight oil to make sure your venture succeeds.

But as you achieve that success and the business grows, there comes a time when you're going to need help. You're going to need someone else to shoulder the burden, someone to delegate certain areas of the business to – and someone who will help you take the business to the next level.

We really enjoyed this article brought to you from Xero - we hope this helps. You can read the article here...

A bit of Advice when Employing

Sign a contract....

As a business grows from a small start-up to a structured business it is incredibly important to make sure that you put systems in place to cover anything the world throws at you from sickness, to legal challenges, structure and clients...... here is an interesting article that shows just how important doing things properly is - and don't think this won't happen to you, it is more common than you think.... unfortunately.

Paperwork saved farmers from scam Read the full article here....

A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake after a bush lawyer tried to take them to the cleaners.

A farmer, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisal, told the Taranaki Daily News she believes her family was targeted by a new employee trying to bait them into a summary dismissal.

She said that despite initial misgivings and his insistence on making a handshake deal, they pushed for an employment contract to be signed.

"We needed someone to help us and we were exhausted.

"Even though we really had those alarm bells, we were probably grateful that we were going to get someone to lighten our load.


The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

   We went searching for some inspirational advice for all business owners - and thought there was enough in this article from different people that every business owner and manager should have a read. 

We hope you like it.

Being an entrepreneur doesn't mean you have to go it alone. Most successful business owners will tell you they could not have accomplished their goals without help--from a mentor, colleague, even mom and dad. For many, their ability to evaluate, internalise and act on the counsel they received was instrumental in getting their companies off the ground.

Read more here...

Christchurch gets new blood

Five new directors for CCHL businesses

 Christchurch City Holdings has announced five new directors for three city-owned trading companies under its supervision.The five new appointments have been made over the past few months and approved by the Christchurch City Council, the owner of Christchurch City Holdings (CCHL).

CCHL chief executive Bob Lineham said boards of each company told CCHL what skills in a director they were looking for and the candidates were drawn from those who had put their names forward and from a search conducted by Sheffield on behalf of CCHL.

CCHL had a database of people who put their names forward for when a vacancy came up. The numbers were whittled down to three or four who were interviewed by a subcommittee of CCHL and it had references checked. The successful candidates were approved by CCHL and recommendations were made to the council

Read more here

New Apple gear - what's next?

iPhone 6 launch: Live

For our first Blog Post we thought it be appropriate that we mention something about technology so here it is - Stuff.co.nz has the news on the new iPhone 6 launch...

After months of speculation and numerous leaks, the iPhone 6 launch is upon us.

Will Apple really unveil two larger iPhones? Will the long-awaited iWatch be announced too? Will Jony Ive still be trapped in a sparse white room? 

Apple's launch event begins 5am Wednesday New Zealand time. Get up-to-the-minute coverage in the live story below. Fairfax NZ technology editor Blayne Slabbert is in San Francisco with live updates, with technology writer Henry Cooke providing analysis from afar and collecting the best takes from the world's tech media.

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