Pānui Mai

Transitioning into a Company

Have you wondered how to make the move from operating as a Sole Trader, to trading as a Company? ….. Because I did too, until JUST recently. As of July 2021 - Taputapu now operates as a Company, instead of a Sole Trader!

Taputapu was under my personal IRD number, and it was comfortable...

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Becoming Self Employed

It's October 2021, we are in level 3, and I have been full-time self-employed for three months, and I have no regrets. Everything has timed itself perfectly. Our workload is crazy, and I've had to push jobs out to meet demand. As a result, we have times when we are working with five to eight clients, consisting of small businesses, consultancies, hapū, iwi and organisations.
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The Rebrand

I looooovvveeed the change. The new soft brown pink colours were refreshing and reflected the new direction of considering our taiao and making our own products. There was something about adding colour that gave a vibrancy to our business. It was a good call!
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DIY Workshop

Transforming our space on a budget May 2021 We had plans to move into a warehouse, that never happened. So towards the end of 2020, I choose to...
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My DIY TIPS

Renovating our workshop taught me many things. I learnt that I could do it myself, to not settle for average and it wasn't that hard.
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Awatea

The name Awatea means “daylight” The idea is around the dawning of a new day and bringing enlightenment to Te Tiriti and our relationships with the taiao.
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