Check back here regularly for latest news and handy tips for busy business owners. Updated at the end of each month.
Thanks to everyone who took place in my recent SurveyMonkey survey as part of completing the NZ National Certificate in Small Business Management and Project Management. Part of the course requirements was to carry out market research on my business and the products and services it offers to clients and prospective clients. For those of you who took part, don't forget if you would like to go into the draw to win a $50 smoko shout from a local cafe of your choice, please email me by 5pm, Friday, 3 September 2021 at email@example.com as the responses where anonymous.
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Check out the Government's Digital Boost - hundreds of free resources and training videos to help you get your business online.
I was recently interviewed by Fee Webby from Digital Boost about how I started Business Systems Sorted and which IT systems I use in the business including Xero, My Hours, Survey Monkey, Google Keep and Canva.
Did you know that Xero offer access to free face-to-face, telephone, live chat and online counselling for Kiwi businesses who subscribe to their starter, standard and premium plans. How awesome is that?
Covering 1 April 2021 NZTA WOF VIRM Amendments - available now! Make sure your WOF Inspectors are up to date and understand the latest VIRM Amendments issued by NZTA.
Download Business Systems Sorted FREE guide to hazardous substance pictograms & their meanings!
Check out Business Systems Sorted's new health & safety products introduced in 2021!
Business Systems Sorted has extended its services to cover COF Inspecting Organisations and Light Vehicle Repair Certifiers.
As at 21 July 2021, 100% of Business Systems Sorted clients (27 SurveyMonkey respondents) said they were VERY LIKELY to recommend Business Systems Sorted to a business colleague.
Plus check out https://covid19.govt.nz/resources/posters/ for a range of posters available for printing.
Worksafe NZ COVID-19 Safety Plan Template (pdf)Download
Worksafe NZ COVID-19 Safety Plan Template (docx)Download
NZ Ministry of Health Poster - Protect Yourself against Coronavirus (pdf)Download
NZ infosheet-how_is_covid-19_spread? (pdf)Download
NZ infosheet-how_to_protect_yourself_and_others? (pdf)Download
All businesses must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each business location. This came into effect at 11:59am Wednesday 19 August 2020.
A separate poster is needed for each unique location. Each location must display their poster in either a prominent place or near main entrances.
Check out Worksafe NZ's guide to writing health & safety documents. Remember though, if you need any help or just don't have time, I can help you with putting together personalised health & safety for your business, ready to be reviewed with your workers.
During COVID-19, or any other situation, employment rights and responsibilities do not change – however, during changing COVID-19 alert levels there may be uncertainty as to how to handle specific situations. Stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 employment news and information on our website.
Available now! Ideal training tool for technicians applying for their WOF authority or for Inspectors needing to brush up on the VIRM.
The Apprenticeship Support Programme is a cross-agency government response to help employers retain and bring on new apprentices including Mana in Mahi participants, while dealing with the effects of COVID-19.
Blackfern Coop is going from strength to strength with new suppliers coming on board each month and membership growing across the country
Remember, you can keep up to date with Worksafe NZ news by subscribing to their free email newsletter.
How do you ensure your staff are adequately trained to use hazardous substances safely? Check out Business Systems Sorted HazSub Information & Training Guides - available as packs of 10 or singles.
Tip 1 in getting you sorted! Try to handle each piece of paper only once!
Either deal with it immediately or take the next logical step!
On 4 February 2020, NZTA announced that all WOF re-check vouchers issued have now expired and they are no longer accepting claims and processing payments.
Read Autofile Insight's article about the support from other manufacturers to GM's decision to scrap Holden
Want an online presence but don't know where to start? Check out Business Systems Sorted new Website Design & Update Service now available.
Take two minutes to listen to the wonderful John Clarke explain how the financial system works.
Did you know you can order FREE (yes! FREE) safe driving resources from NZTA, including wallet cards for employees, posters for display and coasters. So if your employees are required to use vehicles at work, check them out.
Having the right personal protective equipment (PPE) when you use hazardous substances is important. Check out Worksafe NZ's latest guidance on PPE.
Grab a coffee and have a listen & look at this animated book & review of Getting Things Done by David Allen. Great tips! (Remember, you can skip the YouTube ads after a second or two)
Attn: WOF IOs & VIs - make sure you have read the 14 January 2020 update from NZTA in relation to Takata Alpha airbag recalls.
MTA alarmed as percentage of fatal crashes involving vehicle factors triples in five years. Read their full Media Release.
Need to label bottles containing hazardous substances? I can sort that for you! See my new Hazardous Substance Tags available now for order - personalised from your product's SDS. Includes cable tie for easy affixing to container.
Everything is figureoutable! Take 2 minutes to listen to how - from The Daily Stoic - Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Life.
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Vicki Koubaridis, Waverley Motors Ltd, Waverley
Debbie Sinclair, Naki Sprint Couriers, New Plymouth
Graeme Jones, Auto Innovations Ltd, New Plymouth
Maika Rauhina, Riverview 2006 Ltd, Manunui, Taumarunui
Mike Barker, Mike the Jeweller, Levin
Kim Jones, Automotive Outdoor & Marine Ltd, Wellsford
Kevin & Sharon Shaw, Manunui Service Station, Manunui, Taumarunui
Meg Sillay, Board Member, Samaritans Aotearoa New Zealand
Craig Woodhead, Taranaki Tyretorque, New Plymouth
Nathan Vile, Diesel Monkey Ltd, New Plymouth
Steve Baxter, After-Sales Manager, Wayne Kirk Motor Group, Napier
David Bowler, Bowler Motors, Otaki.
Sam Wang, Sam's Motors, Avondale
Nathan Fenwick, Martinborough Automotive, Martinborough
Marion Johnston, Chair, Whanganui Riverboat Restoration & Navigation Trust
Bruce Williams, Combined Motors, Inglewood
John Verbokkem, Napier Brake & Clutch, Napier
Publicity and press mentions about Felicity (Fliss) Wilson and Business Systems Sorted.