Our Mission

We want self-employed people, irrespective of income, to have effortless dealings with the government agencies.

We are alumni of Better for Business Accelerator.

Our Team

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Lelde

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Lelde co-founded Bosspac in 2017 and loves using data to tackle challenging problems. In addition to setting the vision and direction for Bosspac, she is very close to the customers and loves hearing all your wonderful and sometimes also heartbreaking stories. Lelde and the team focuses on Bosspac’s reach and growth so we can make a meaningful difference for more self-employed Kiwis.

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John

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

John has a healthy obsession with all things digital. He strongly believes in the intersection of design and technology. John constantly explores and prototypes new ideas and will use any chance to make Bosspac better and easier for its customers. John holds an MBA degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You may catch him reading about rockets or chasing yellow tennis balls.

Our partners

Bosspac came out of Better for Business Accelerator and wants to thank the following organisations for their support

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From the blog

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Launching Bosspac

Launching Bosspac Only a year ago we had a goal: to make staying on the right track with government agencies and paying taxes affordable for self-employed people, freelancers, contractors, and sole traders. We’ve talked with self-employed people for hundreds of hours (and we drank a lot of coffee together with you). We learnt that every third…

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What the Tax #3: GST

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What The Tax? #2: Financial Year-End Tax Tips

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Will You Love Being Self-Employed?

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What The Tax? #1: Income Tax

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Sleep Well #2: Know Your Dates

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Contractor or employee? What’s the difference?

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Sleep Well #1: Have I Chosen the Right Business Structure?

Sleep Well #1: Have I Chosen the Right Business Structure? In the “Sleep Well” series, Bosspac talks with self-employed people from New Zealand about the important decisions they had to make when starting and growing their business. We spoke to 6 self-employed people who explained their reasons for choosing to operate under a sole trader or company…

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My First Steps in the Business World | Part 1

My First Steps in the Business World | Part 1 In the “My first steps in the business world” series, Bosspac talks with self-employed people about what it is like to be your own boss. We spoke to Liva from LivaSews who is a self-employed stay at home mum raising two kids and has turned her hobby into…

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Exploring the Arts Industry; Due Diligence

Exploring the Arts Industry; Due Diligence All R9 Accelerator teams have just finished their official Due Diligence period with government agencies, with roughly half of the teams moving to new premises and continuing work on their opportunities. We will miss our home at Plimmer Towers where we were based since March!  We’ve received an amazing…

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Bosspac in the middle of the Due Diligence phase

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Demo Day

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Week 14 – Week of the Demo day

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Week 13 – Polishing that pitch

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Week 12 – How quick can you make it?

Week 12 – How quick can you make it? It’s week 12 in the R9 Accelerator and it’s been an exciting journey for Bosspac! We did our next iteration of prototyping sessions with self-employed people. It’s been a great experience, because they ask us to make our solution available in the next couple of months.…

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Week 11 – Almost there…

Week 11 – Almost there… It’s week 11 in the R9 Accelerator and we are only 2.5 weeks away from our final presentations. Exciting! This week R9 Accelerator teams were invited to attend Fintech Accelerator pitches. It was great to see what the teams have done in the same period of time, what challenges they…

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Week 10 – We want to be part of this

Week 10 – We want to be part of this Bosspac has just finished another busy week in the accelerator and now is only 3.5 weeks away from the final Demo Day. This week we had Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean visiting our space at R9 Accelerator. It was nice to have a quick chat…

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Week 8 – Half-way there

Week 8 – Half-way there Week 8 flew and we didn’t notice how quickly the days disappeared (is it because of the third short week in a row?). The short week allowed Bosspac to finish the third iteration of the prototype that lets people click through it and interact with it on a completely different…

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Week 7 – Reward your pleasure centres

Week 7 – Reward your pleasure centres Week number 7 at R9 Accelerator has been very exciting for team Bosspac and we also celebrated the mid-point in the programme. We had our second mentor speed dating event where Bosspac and other teams met with 8 experienced mentors. They challenged our team with a few harder…

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Week 6 – Time to design

Week 6 – Time to design This week’s working part was precisely 1/5th shorter and therefore we had to be quicker by 20%. Effective team workshop on Monday definitely helped to prepare us for it. We had a talk from our sponsors who shared how powerful data analytics, AI and machine learning can be. It’s…

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Week 5 – New financial year!

Week 5 – New financial year! This week’s highlight was pitch-practice when we had a Meet and Experience event and government agencies visited us at our Plimmer Towers premises. Some of the teams (including us) got asked some uncomfortable questions and it was a good practice to prepare us better for the final presentation on…

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Week 4 – Feel the pain

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Week 3 – Welcome to government

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Week 2 – Hello reality

Week 2 – Hello reality This was a very powerful week. We have finally started to explore the world of self-employed people. The first part of the week was a bit slower, but soon the speed started to kick in. We received an information pack from MBIE about our opportunity, got to know our contact…

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Week 1 – Back to the uni!

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