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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.

Communicate price increases with confidence

Sep 1, 2023 8:56:53 AM

Would your business benefit from lifting its prices? The current environment is heaping pressures on businesses, so to keep things viable and growing, you may need to reset your pricing. Here are a few ideas to give you confidence about communicating price increases while you retain your brand's value and customer base.

Case Studies

Alignment creates artful mentoring journey

Aug 11, 2023 12:18:21 PM

Brent Harris is an artist, writer and researcher; he’s in the business of performance art, contemporary dance, choreography, writing, local history, and performance philosophy. However, through his Business Mentor, Astiana Trouland, he's found new and unexpected creativity. The two say it’s all about alignment.

Manage stress one step at a time

Aug 11, 2023 11:13:54 AM

If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone. For business owners, high inflation, talent shortages, and catastrophic weather are just a few of the stressors compounding upon the aftermath of the pandemic. We can’t change these things, but we do have some options to reduce their effect on our hearts and minds.