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Proactive approach to mental health challenging for small business, says fresh data

More than two thirds (67%) of small businesses have not discussed mental health days, according to fresh data from MYOB.

The finding, from a survey conducted with 757 Australian small business operators, is compounded by the fact that just half (52%) of respondents said they feel able to address mental health issues affecting their staff.

The number of businesses who had not talked about mental health days was particularly high for those with a small number of staff, with 72% of businesses with two to four employees saying they had not had the discussion.

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Kiwis still shop ‘NZ’ despite rise of global e-tailers

Despite the rise of internationally headquartered e-tailers, more than half of all Kiwi consumers (54%) say they still prefer to shop at New Zealand owned and operated small businesses, according to a new Consumer Insights Report by accounting software provider MYOB.

Kiwi consumers are choosing to buy locally either by visiting the physical premises or heading online to owned and operated stores.

Four out of five (83%) Kiwis shop at the physical premises of a New Zealand small business at least once a month, including more than a third (34%) who shop locally every week, and one in ten (11%) who visit a local SME most days.

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