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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.

COVID-19 Employer Obligations at Alert Level 3

Apr 21, 2020 10:08:51 AM

The Government announced that New Zealand will move into Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Monday 27 April. In preparation for the move to Alert Level 3, the Government produced guidelines on what activities each type of workplace can and cannot do under each alert level, including Alert Level 3. This can be accessed here.

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.

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‘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.

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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.

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Sacha turns academy vision into reality

Mar 12, 2020 10:52:48 AM

Sacha Vee reckons she is more of a Mentor than a Manager. But in reality, the international platinum award-winning neo-soul artist, is so much more. She is a songwriter, a singer, a producer, a visionary, a goal setter and an achiever. When she dreams, she dreams big – and then she gives her all to ensure that dream becomes a reality.

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Employee-to-boss transition throws up unexpected dynamics

Mar 5, 2020 8:55:05 AM

Transitioning from employee to employer can be a difficult and stressful time. Aside from stepping up in the ranks of responsibility, the buddy-to-boss scenario can throw unexpected staff dynamics in amongst the challenges of learning a new job.