A collection of articles, stories, tips & tools designed 
to keep your small business moving.

16 November 2023 | 4 min read

Small business tips for a successful year-end season

As the calendar inches closer to year’s end, small business owners need to prepare for both the seasonal rush that comes with summer, and the dip in trade commonly associated with the first quarter of the new year.  Paul Watson, director of Oxygen8 Business Consultants, shares his tips for making the most of the busiest

What type of short-term hire will work best for your business?

16 November 2023 | 5 min read

Short-term staffing solutions for the holidays

With many small businesses facing their busiest time of the year, having enough staff becomes vital. But what type of short-term hire will work best?

09 November 2023 | 3 min read

4 apps and websites to manage cash flow

Access to a phone is all that’s required to have an accurate, real-time view of every aspect of your cash flow, from profits and unpaid bills to projected revenue.   But how can you best unlock such capabilities and manage your finances? These four digital tools are worth checking out.  1. The Prospa App The Prospa

01 November 2023 | 3 min read

What the general election means for small businesses

New Zealanders headed to the polls on 14 October and came away having elected a new government after seven years, with an outcome that might impact small businesses in taxation, regulation and business confidence. Christopher Luxon of the National Party will become the country’s next prime minister, with his party to form a government with

11 October 2023 | 4 min read

AI tips for small businesses

How using AI can help your business retain a competitive advantage, save you money and time, and boost your brand.

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28 September 2023 | 4 min read

Tips to improve your business’s cyber security

Cyber security incidents are on the rise for small businesses. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) received 8,831 reports in 2021 and that number is only expected to grow. The cost associated with those incidents was almost $9 million. As cyber resilience expert and director of Outfox Jan Thornborough explains, it’s time to make

25 September 2023 | 5 min read

Sandi Larkin’s tips for small business growth

Hair salon owner Sandi Larkin is growing rapidly and welcoming 150 new clients a month. Here are her tips for other retailers looking to achieve the same.

29 August 2023 | 4 min read

Using external funding to grow

How accessing external funding from Prospa has helped Phil Walding grow his label-making small business through times of challenge and opportunity.

RFi Research

25 August 2023 | 1 min read

Infographic: Overcoming small business challenges

Here are the biggest challenges businesses are facing right now, and 3 tips from small business owners and an expert.

10 August 2023 | 4 min read

“I wish someone had told me that”: Holly Royal

Osteopathy business owner Holly Royal on working with competitors, hiring and retaining staff, and getting bang for your marketing buck.

Southbrook Hire

02 August 2023 | 4 min read

Meet the entrepreneur who rebuilt a struggling equipment hire business

Damian Wyatt has revamped equipment hire business Southbrook Hire, with the help of small business loans and a line of credit from Prospa.

01 August 2023 | 5 min read

5 tools to recover from hardship

Consider these five tools, techniques and resources to recover from hardship and promote the growth of your small business.

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