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I wish someone had told me that… Sachie Nomura, Sachie’s Kitchen

23 February 2021 | 6 min read

Sachie Nomura dreamed big when setting up her cooking business 10 years ago. Through careful planning and execution, she has managed to become an author, TV star and brand ambassador.

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Customer engagement: NZ small business heroes’ top tips

17 February 2021 | 5 min read

Smile, serve and get in the ‘VIP’ mindset – three Prospa Local Business Hero award finalists from 2020 share their small business customer engagement tips.

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5 EOFY tax mistakes to avoid

10 February 2021 | 4 min read

We know the EOFY can be a headache for small business owners, so we've asked some experts to share some common EOFY mistakes to avoid.

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How this printing business quickly pivoted to meet new demand

09 February 2021 | 5 min read

Investing in equipment and materials helped label printing business LabelMAN keep pace with changing market needs, even through the uncertainties of COVID-19.

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Business finance: The old ways of borrowing vs today

08 February 2021 | 2 min read

The old ways of borrowing are fading in popularity as more small businesses embrace new approaches to obtaining business finance. Here’s what has changed.

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Your EOFY 2020-21 small business checklist

29 January 2021 | 2 min read

With EOFY just around the corner, we've rounded up some of the important changes, tips and dates New Zealand small business owners should consider.

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How to make 2021 yours for the taking

19 January 2021 | 4 min read

You've brushed off the dust of 2020 and now you're ready to take 2021 by storm. We asked three Kiwis to share the small business ideas they’re hoping will lead to success.

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Your guide to shifting towards a local business model

21 December 2020 | 4 min read

With borders closed, more Kiwi small business owners are turning their focus to home soil. Here are some expert tips on how to thrive on local resources alone.

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3 SMB owners share their best summer business reads

18 December 2020 | 6 min read

Sit back with a good business book this summer and jump into the New Year full of inspiration and ideas. Three small business owners share their best reads.

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Big, bold moves Kiwi small business owners have made in 2020

15 December 2020 | 5 min read

It might not seem like it, but 2020 has been the year of opportunity. These business owners are a testament to the advantages that adversity can bring.

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How the tourism industry is preparing for 2021

07 December 2020 | 5 min read

While Kiwi tourism businesses have had a tough 2020, there's plenty you can do to help make 2021 your for the taking – just ask these experts.

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How this furniture repair business grew 40% year-on-year

03 December 2020 | 4 min read

Quick access to finance is helping small business owner John Lennox grow his furniture repair empire and weather the ups and downs of COVID-19.

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Success stories

How this printing business quickly pivoted to meet new demand

09 February 2021 | 5 min read

Investing in equipment and materials helped label printing business LabelMAN keep pace with changing market needs, even through the uncertainties of COVID-19.

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How this furniture repair business grew 40% year-on-year

03 December 2020 | 4 min read

Quick access to finance is helping small business owner John Lennox grow his furniture repair empire and weather the ups and downs of COVID-19.

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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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