Free IRG workshops

Just started up a company – unsure what your tax obligations are?  The Inland Revenue  is running the following free courses starting next week.

Get it right from the start. Come to a free seminar/workshop to learn:

  • What tax you need to pay
  • How to calculate your tax
  • How to pay your tax online and
  • How to work out your GST

Introduction to Business – Tuesday, Feb 03 2009, 9am-12 noon
GST Workshop – Thursday, Feb 05 2009, 1pm-4pm
GST Workshop – Tuesday, Feb 10 2009, 9am-12 noon
Introduction to Business – Thursday, Feb 12 2009, 9am-12 noon 
The  courses will be held on Level 8, Kordia House, 25 Willis Street.

 For further information email

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When economic times are tough ……

Let Wellington City Libraries help you.   We offer up to an hour’s non-urgent free research for Wellington based companies and individuals who have a library card.  This just isn’t a one-off either.   Every new topic qualifies.  Just call Marilyn or Ian on 801 4059

Save money on expensive magazines and read ours – either at the library or online at work or home – Harvard Business Review, California Management Review NZ Business, Wall Street Journal to name but a few.

Read the latest Harvard Business Review free

If you have a Wellington City Libraries’ card you can read the latest HBR, NZ Management, NZ Business, Australian Journal of Management, to just mention a few of the magazines available,  in full online, by visiting and choose Business Source Elite.  Or,  visit and choose online databases.    Just enter your library card details and surname. 

Career guide for the mature jobseeker

The worsening economic climate could mean there will be a lot more New Zealanders looking for work.  Wellington City Libraries has a very useful  “Guide for mature employment seekers or job seekers over 45“.  This resource has New Zealand and international articles on how best to network, and market yourself, how to use your transferable skills as well as links to relevant websites.   Books available through our library are also highlighted.

Harvard Business School Working knowledge

Working knowledge is a great site which regularly produces high quality working papers on a variety of topics including leadership and change, globalisation.  You can keep up-to-date by  by linking up to their daily rss feed.

Another good business school is the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and you can also subscribe to their rss feeds on topics such as marketing and strategic management

thanks to Resourceshelf