Support for starting small business in New Zealand is provided by two agencies, BIZ, and Work & Income NZ (WINZ). While BIZ is a division of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, WINZ is the organisation concerned with helping New Zealanders achieve independence through work, either as an employee or as a self-employed person. If you…

Small business support in New Zealand is organised by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. This New Zealand government agency has a range of support programs and you would definitely benefit at your small business start if you are aware of these. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – NZTE – provide…

A strict definition of ecommerce would be any commerce carried out using computer networks. In practice, ecommerce typically means commerce using the Internet. E-commerce could mean different things for small and large businesses. For small businesses, the focus could be on reaching wider markets and achieving lower costs. Large businesses might see e-commerce as integrating…

Ecommerce and small business are ideal partners. Using the Web, small businesses could now reach world markets at low costs. While a few pioneers like Amazon and Ebay have become huge businesses using the power of Internet, numerous unknown small businesses have used e-commerce to operate quite successfully. Ecommerce enabled these small businesses not only…

New Zealand Government regulations for business seek to regulate different aspects of doing business, broadly with the objectives of community welfare, environmental protection and raising revenues. Employment, Workplace safety, Sustainable development and Taxation are some of the important matters covered by New Zealand government regulations for business. Licenses and Permissions You would most likely need…

The campaign to find small business finance in New Zealand starts with developing a business plan. Unless your business is very small, you might not get a clear idea of your financial requirements without a carefully developed business plan. New Zealand Trade & Industry has a free publication, Planning For Success – a do it…

New Zealand is a small country and businesses tend to be small if they focus on domestic market. To grow, small businesses in New Zealand have to enter export markets. And this beautiful country has much that is exportworthy. Seafood Industry New Zealand consists mainly of two narrow islands- South and North Islands – surrounded…

Small business finance in Australia includes all the usual elements discussed in the Small Business Funding article. That article indicates the importance of business planning for successful funding negotiations. Another article discusses Small Business Planning in detail. The above two articles are essential reading before you start looking for finance. In the present article, Australia-specific…

Australia government regulations for business deal mainly with registration of the business, health regulations, environmental protection, licensing, taxation, employment law and consumer rights. A general familiarity with the areas and nature of the regulations could make your small business start quicker and save you a great deal of trouble later. Formation of a Business Australia…

Australia Government support for small business is substantial, as would become evident from the numerous programs we look at in this article. Business Entry Point (BEP) BEP is the major source of all government information, including support programs. It is a comprehensive directory of government laws, programs and also provides links to online transaction sites…

Numerous opportunities exist for export oriented small business in Australia. With a vast land area and many resources, and a comparatively small population, it is exports that could provide volumes to Australian business. AgriBusinesses AgriBusinesses include the following: Aquaculture: This industry seeks to make up for shortfalls in natural fish stocks. Supported by facilitating R&D,…

Industry in Canada benefits from access to the huge north american markets and lowest business costs among highly industrialised countries. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has practically integrated Canadian and US business economies. Labour and Utility costs are lowest in Canada compared to other developed countries. Labour being the dominant business cost, Canada…