Franchising: Consider the risk before the spread

Khushbu Sundarji If you are considering taking up a franchise business, you should consider a number of issues before such an undertaking. Evaluate your business You must take a critical look at your business. Is it profitable? If your business is not profitable, Franchising will not fix the problem. You must invest money to change your business into a franchised…

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Christchurch man fined for hiring student electrician

Staff Reporter The Christchurch District Court fined $2550 for allowing a University student to carryout prescribed electrical work on his property. It is unlawful to employ any unauthorised person, not properly certified by the authorities to perform any electrical job, since it could become a major fire and health hazard. The Court heard that the accused, named Tu Nguyen, had…

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Restaurateurs pay the price for law breach

Supplied Content Two Dunedin restaurant employers have been ordered to pay $11,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). Following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, Hai Ung and Vuochhuor Ung, who operate the ‘South Dunedin Curry House,’ were penalised for failing to keep accurate wage, time and leave records. Prior offence cited Labour Inspectorate Regional Manager Jeanie Borsboom said this employer was…

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Banks feel the pinch as smart players gather momentum

Jenee Tibshraeny Banks have for centuries been among the most powerful institutions in the world. As the guardians of our finances, they have essentially had a monopoly on our money. They have controlled the way we have accessed and managed it. But times are changing. Government authorities around the world are forcing banks to share their data with other companies…

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Bullying at the top must stop

Editorial One Issue 406, December 15, 2018 The State Services Commission is currently investigating complaints of bullying against former Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell and Parliamentary Services is looking into similar allegations against National MP Maggie Barry. In both cases, former or existing staff members have filed these complaints. Recorded allegations Ms Barry said that Parliamentary Services has cleared her name,…

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We seek hands of friendship

Editorial Two Issue 406, December 15, 2018 As Indian Newslink steps into its 20th year of publication, we mark the occasion expressing our gratitude, solemnity and solidarity with our people- advertisers, sponsors, contributors, correspondents, readers and staff- for they have been the instruments of our destiny since we launched our publication on November 15, 1999. Over the years, we have…

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