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July 29th, 2010

Launch of new-look government business website


As if a gentle reminder was needed, BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander reinforced it for all in the audience this morning in Nelson, we lead Australia in the numbers of small businesses operating when directly compared to them.

Site Re-Launch today
Site Re-Launch today

So its good news to see a further initiative from the government for this sector.

According to Small Business Minister Maurice Williamson, a new-look government website was launched today. Per the news release, the portal was originally created in 2007 and has now been updated.

IRD Tool for Business

IRD Tool for Business

Referring to the new www.business.govt.nz site, Mr Williamson is reported as saying, its been redeveloped to be a first-stop-shop for businesses in New Zealand……………..

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Get a Business Health Checkup

…….and its aim………to help save small business owners time and money.

“The portal will be a single repository for all the information a business person would need to start, manage and grow their business,” he says.

Mr Williamson believes “We have listened to what small business owners told us about interacting with government departments. They told us we had great tools and great information, but nobody knew where to find it.”

SITE – http://www.business.govt.nz/