Blog

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

How Will&Able is creating jobs for Kiwis with disabilities

14 September 2021 | 6 min read

Will&Able’s founders share how they’re creating jobs with a fresh take on the social enterprise model – and focusing on growth as much as purpose.

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How to create a family in your franchise

31 August 2021 | 5 min read

F45 franchisee Lynnae Palu shares her tips for small businesses and family businesses to create strong customer communities.

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Small business government support in New Zealand

24 August 2021 | 4 min read

We have summarised some helpful information on the Government small business support packages designed to help businesses impacted by the recent lockdowns.

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4 business growth strategies

16 August 2021 | 3 min read

Business growth strategies a small business can manage in-house and on a budget.

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Small business growth: Inside the scale-up of an ecommerce leader

12 August 2021 | 5 min read

Founder Aden Omnet knows that small business growth required him to work on the business, not in it. Here’s how he’s done it, and what he’s achieved.

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Three NZ small businesses share what they’re investing in

05 August 2021 | 4 min read

Three NZ small businesses share where they’re investing their funding for growth, efficiency, and resilience.

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6 different types of business finance

29 July 2021 | 3 min read

While there are plenty of funding options to finance your small business, how do you know which one is right for you? We unpack lending options for small businesses to help you make the right choice.

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Cash flow forecast template

07 July 2021 | 1 min read

Take the stress out of cash flow forecasting with these easy-to-use tools that will help you better manage and forecast your businesses cash flow.

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How to get a business loan

07 July 2021 | 3 min read

Running or growing a business? While there are plenty of funding options to finance your small business, how do you know which one is right for you? We unpack lending options for small businesses to help you make the right choice.

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5 tips for upselling without upsetting

23 June 2021 | 5 min read

A well-delivered upsell or cross sell should delight, not deter. Here are five tips for recommendations that hit the sweet spot.

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Tips on managing working capital for resilience and growth

08 June 2021 | 5 min read

Understanding and managing working capital is critical to small business resilience and success. Here are simple tips to help manage working capital like a pro.

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How to maintain a start-up culture as your business grows

25 May 2021 | 6 min read

From a one-woman band, Maverick Digital has grown by 12 staff. Here’s how founder Alex Dykman nurtures the start-up mentality that set her up for success.

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Resources

Small business government support in New Zealand

24 August 2021 | 4 min read

We have summarised some helpful information on the Government small business support packages designed to help businesses impacted by the recent lockdowns.

View more

Cash flow forecast template

07 July 2021 | 1 min read

Take the stress out of cash flow forecasting with these easy-to-use tools that will help you better manage and forecast your businesses cash flow.

View more

eBook: 8 growth hack strategies for small business

11 February 2019 | 2 min read

Growth is essential for staying ahead of the competition. Our ebook reveals the 8 best growth hack strategies for small business success.

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Success stories

Small business growth: Inside the scale-up of an ecommerce leader

12 August 2021 | 5 min read

Founder Aden Omnet knows that small business growth required him to work on the business, not in it. Here’s how he’s done it, and what he’s achieved.

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How this local florist found fresh ways to flourish

09 April 2021 | 5 min read

Tawa florist Kerri Murphy shares her small business growth journey – and how a small business loan helped Twisted Willow meet its potential.

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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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