Blog

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

Blog

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

5 small business owners’ best tips for mental resilience

05 August 2020 | 4 min read

Five NZ business owners share how they have looked after their wellbeing during the tougher moments of COVID-19.

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How the NZ hospitality industry is emerging from COVID-19

28 July 2020 | 3 min read

COVID-19 has disrupted New Zealand's hospitality industry. Hear how a number of businesses are navigating this new normal and keeping patrons safe.

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5 important COVID-19 lockdown lessons from small business owners

24 July 2020 | 4 min read

Business challenges can be ripe with opportunity. Five New Zealand small business owners share their best lessons from COVID-19.

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How your small business can build links in your community

07 July 2020 | 3 min read

Many communities are rallying around their local businesses amidst the pandemic. And more and more businesses are prioritising giving back as well.

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Meet New Zealand’s Local Business Hero of the year

16 June 2020 | 4 min read

The inaugural Prospa Local Business Hero for 2020 has been announced. Hear Quoc Tran’s inspiring story and why they were given the honour.

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What it really takes to pivot your business successfully

11 June 2020 | 4 min read

A pivot may arise from opportunity or a need to survive. We asked small business leaders who have made the leap what it takes to pivot your business successfully – and what hindsight has taught them.

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5 tips for online delivery success

28 May 2020 | 3 min read

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a major leap in ecommerce. New Zealand small businesses share their insights on what it takes to make online delivery a success.

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How to use the COVID-19 lockdown to prime your business for the future

23 April 2020 | 4 min read

Kiwi small businesses are showing resourcefulness amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Three owners reveal how they’re using this time to prime their business for recovery.

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6 strategies to manage cash flow during COVID-19

25 March 2020 | 6 min read

Many small businesses are seeing their cash flow get squeezed because of the coronavirus crisis. Here are 6 ways that might help you get some breathing space.

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Infographic: A small business guide to the NZ economic stimulus package

23 March 2020 | 1 min read

As the economic impact of COVID-19 reverberates globally, a stimulus package of subsidies and support schemes for small business has been launched.

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Understanding your level of financial commitment

10 March 2020 | 3 min read

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Here’s why understanding your financial commitments can make or break you in small business.

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6 gems of advice from leading New Zealand female entrepreneurs

03 March 2020 | 6 min read

In honour of International Women's Day, six leading NZ female entrepreneurs share the advice that has helped power their self-belief and success.

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Success stories

6 gems of advice from leading New Zealand female entrepreneurs

03 March 2020 | 6 min read

In honour of International Women's Day, six leading NZ female entrepreneurs share the advice that has helped power their self-belief and success.

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Customer success story: Animal Natural Health Centre

18 December 2019 | 3 min read

Discover how the small business owner of Animal Natural Health Centre used a Prospa Small Business Loan to grow her business without compromising on her vision.

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Customer success story: DNA 1st Solution

13 November 2019 | 3 min read

Find out how Anita Vaafusuaga expanded her family's packing business to help unskilled youth in Auckland by turning to a Prospa Small Business Loan.

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