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A quarter of SMEs committed to sustainability

About a quarter of small and medium businesses (SMEs) have a formal commitment to sustainable business practices, according to a New Zealand survey. Research also indicated larger businesses were more likely to operate sustainably because they had the resources, time and money to implement environmental initiatives. The Ideas Shop Sustainable Business Practices Survey, completed in association with BDO Spicers, showed ...

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Key’s SME package gets ball rolling

Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key, on February 4th took the first step towards restoring the country’s dire level of business confidence by introducing a raft of initiatives designed to boost cash flows, access to credit and compliance costs for small business. Costing $500 million over the next four and a quarter years, Key said some of the changes ...

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Telecom and Xero sign deal for SMEs

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Xero is targeting the small to medium business market, by offering its online accounting system through Telecom’s Business Hub. Companies can use the online accounting system service for a monthly or annual subscription fee.As well, by mid-November Telecom customers will be able to take advantage of a free 60-day trial of Xero through the hub. Xero CEO ...

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