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How AIM has helped Marty's small business More information

 

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The video shows a series of scenes of Marty driving his black Ponticac Ventura along coastal roads, Marty talking to the camera, staff restoring cars and Marty doing paperwork on his computer.

The video ends with the Inland Revenue website and web address to find out more about AIM - ird.govt.nz/AIM

Audio

Music

Rock style music plays throughout the entire video.

Narrator - Marty Winders

My name’s Marty Winders, and I… I’ve always had a mad passion for cars.

As a child I used to know, the sound of every car, when it drove past I could name it.

Eventually I decided to make a business out of it.

I own, Winders Rod and Restorations, here in Oamaru.

Our core business is, building hot rods and, restoring cars.

We’ve expanded into a couple of other areas as well.

I’ve been in this industry, it can be a feast or a famine.

Like a lot of small businesses have fluctuating incomes, especially when you’re trying to grow a business, every cent matters.

Before AIM came along I used to be quite stressed out about my tax.

We were always anticipating what we would owe the tax department and, you didn’t know until you actually got the bill.

But, since we’ve had AIM, no longer do we have to worry about our tax at the end of the year and stuff.

Because we pay as we go, we know where we stand at any given time.

It’s freed up our working capital, so we know our cash-flow is our cash-flow.

It just takes the sting out of it really.

AIM has, been a, huge reliever of stress for me, personally.

At the end of the day I have a bit more freedom, the freedom to focus on the things that I really love doing.

I can’t believe that everyone’s not doing it.