case studies

Case Studies

Couple draw on sporting prowess for business venture

Jul 7, 2020 1:52:04 PM

Sophie Cocks and Jamie Prebble make a formidable team. Sophie, a former Blacks Sticks striker who played more than 100 tests for New Zealand, and Jamie a New Zealand and Olympian freestyle skier, are the brains and brawn behind Truly Yours, an all-in-one design and hire service, specialising in weddings and leading industry events throughout the South Island.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Health Scare – Living the Work-Life Balance

Feb 19, 2020 8:33:48 AM

Working hard to get something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. Finding that balance is not always easy but after a health crisis and a dawning that the corporate world wasn’t for her, Julie Raine is now living - and working - her dream job.

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Mentor gives AJ ‘motivational boost’ to carry on

Feb 5, 2020 1:16:05 PM

It would have been easy for Amit Jiwani to have taken the negative feedback he received about his discount voucher business idea and not gone ahead with his plan.

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Mentoring advice changes Alice’s trajectory

Jan 22, 2020 3:21:05 PM

Alice Brown has been a clinical nurse all her working life. As an intensive care nurse on and off for 10 years, she saw more than her share of trauma, eventually taking a break from the “horrific-ness” after a couple of incidents left her on the verge of burnout.

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Mentor helps off-the-grid island brewers’ see bigger picture

Jul 10, 2019 2:28:49 PM

Sarah Bowman and her husband Caleb Clarke knew they faced more than the usual challenges when they decided to set up a craft brewery on Aotea - Great Barrier Island.