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Preparing your business for a smooth sale

Jul 3, 2020 8:55:16 AM

Selling your business is a major milestone. If you're not well prepared, it can mean extra work, emotional stress and a reduced price. No one needs that!  So, how do you keep the stress levels down and the purchase price up? A systematic approach makes all the difference. Take time to get your financial records in order, update your business plan and make sure everything is well documented.

Five steps to evaluating your business idea

Jun 22, 2020 11:32:01 AM

If you’re ready to take the leap into business, the first step is to evaluate your business idea.  A careful process can set you up to succeed. At its core, every successful business solves a problem or satisfies a need for their customers. Evaluating your business idea means understanding how your product or service can do this and make a profit. 

Mind The Gap – New Zealand’s Ageing Workforce

May 14, 2020 10:52:11 AM

The shape of the New Zealand workforce has changed radically over the past 30 years and may well change again in ways not intended.

Case Studies

Mentor helps Margaret through tough times

May 12, 2020 2:51:39 PM

Having the support of a business mentor has seen High Country Salmon owner Margaret Logan through some tough times.

Life After Level 4 and the new ‘Normal’ for the Business Bubble

Apr 30, 2020 2:40:57 PM

As we kickstart the economy and move into Level 3 we will continue to have fond memories of what business life was like before COVID-19.

Starting a New Business – All Experiences are Individual

Apr 16, 2020 3:04:33 PM

No one goes into business thinking they will not succeed. But while some emerging businesses’ definition of success means creating enough money to replace a job and be their own boss, others want to employ staff, create iconic brands and wealth.

Case Studies

‘Guiding light’ gives Claire clarity and focus

Apr 15, 2020 2:05:05 PM

Claire Maxwell is not one to miss an opportunity. So, when a “completely random” phone call from an acquaintance alerted her to a spare room in a rugby club, the Palmerston North-based physiotherapist seized the opportunity to branch out on her own.

Why the Best Business people Are Continuous Learners

Apr 2, 2020 3:42:30 PM

If you are working from home or forced to stay at home, then take this opportunity to learn.

Business Isolation – Teams, Remote Working and Community Tips to Act on Now.

Mar 25, 2020 11:43:16 AM

As New Zealand rightly heads into lockdown at alert level four, we have to remind ourselves that now is not a time to panic. Panic is an attempt to act with an absence of knowledge.

Case Studies

Community-minded pair add new business to synergistic blend

Mar 20, 2020 3:31:21 PM

When Momo Martin and her longtime friend and business partner Michelle Hartley went to look at a secondhand oven for their catering business, they ended up not only buying the oven, but the rest of the equipment and a new business.