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Design think your way to success

Apr 12, 2024 1:26:11 PM

The design thinking approach to problem-solving is as popular in corporate boardrooms as it is among charities. That’s because it puts people’s needs first to find innovative ways forward. And small businesses can benefit from design thinking as much as anyone else! This blog explores what it’s all about and why it’s still a favourite for so many.

Take action to top up tech talent

Mar 22, 2024 9:55:25 AM

If you’re struggling to fill a tech position in your business, you’re not alone, but you’re also not powerless. Here, we explore the latest findings about tech talent in New Zealand and identify some things you can do to build the pipeline of expertise for yourself and the country.

Reviews and reputation: the risks and rewards for your business

Mar 11, 2024 10:54:48 AM

In the digital age, online reviews have emerged as a double-edged sword for small businesses in New Zealand. On one hand, they can help you attract new customers without marketing costs. On the other hand, they bring the risk of reputational damage should something go wrong. Here, we explore the benefits of reviews and how to manage if you attract poor ones.

Smart stock management can make all the difference

Feb 7, 2024 9:21:56 AM

Managing inventory means finding a balance between overstocking and shortages—both can impact your profitability and customer satisfaction. So, here are some ideas to help small business owners in getting stock management right.

Staff for a Smooth Summer Season

Dec 19, 2023 1:34:28 PM

Summer is here, so we’ve explored ways to help seasonal businesses ensure the roster runs smoothly and efficiently. The holiday season is one of contrasts for business owners. Many sprint towards the finish of the year so they can flop down and relax. For others, this period of trading determines the year’s success. Either way, getting your seasonal staffing right can be a challenge!

Cut costs without compromising growth

Nov 27, 2023 11:44:38 AM

Whatever business environment we face, keeping a rein on your company spending makes sense. With rising inflation, it can make even more impact. This blog shares ten top tips to tighten your spending while you keep building your business.

Balance before burnout

Nov 16, 2023 2:35:00 PM

Burnout is its own kind of stress and exhaustion – and it’s overwhelming. It can have dire consequences for our physical health, mental wellbeing and business success. Although burnout is not a medical condition, it is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a worrying 'occupational phenomenon’, and we need to take heed to beat it.

Case Studies

Mentoring means more sizzle

Oct 31, 2023 1:44:02 PM

Dave and Keren Kurth have taken their business Serial Griller on the journey from food truck to culinary hotspot with the help of Business Mentor, Chris Robinson. They’ve found just the right match to thrive, and they’re already thinking about what they’ll serve up next.

Case Studies

Hikotron charges ahead with their Business Mentor

Oct 5, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Establishing a new business in an emerging industry takes drive, but a Business Mentor has helped power the rise of Hikotron, a vehicle charging specialist based in Hamilton. The journey so far is one that shows how the expertise and experience of a Mentor can help a team navigate their way towards growth.

Empowering Pacific Employees: Unleashing Untapped Potential in Your Business

Sep 28, 2023 11:31:14 AM

Welcoming and empowering Pacific employees can unleash new potential for your business. By embracing diversity and offering opportunities for growth, you can unlock talent, lift motivation and build resilience within your team.