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

Infographic: Your small business inventory management guide

24 November 2020 | 3 min read

Staying on top of your inventory management needs can feel complex, but it doesn't have to be. This simple, expert advice will kick start your efforts.

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Infographic: A small business end of year prep list

10 November 2020 | 2 min read

The end of year period is inching closer. Here are some simple business and hiring tips to help you prepare for a potential increase in foot traffic.

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A guide to small business marketing during the coronavirus recession

03 November 2020 | 5 min read

Investing in marketing during a recession might seem counterintuitive, but experts suggest this is exactly what small business owners should be doing right now.

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3 ways the retail sector is beating 2020

13 October 2020 | 4 min read

From having a sleek web presence to reassessing your relationship with your suppliers, here's how some in the NZ retail sector are safeguarding for the future.

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5 tips for making smart investments in uncertain times

01 October 2020 | 5 min read

When it comes to investing in your business during unstable economic times, it can be hard to know what’s the right move. Business owners share how they’re doing it.

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How to create healthy work/life boundaries as a small business owner

22 September 2020 | 4 min read

Learning how to forefront your mental health as a business owner is one of the most valuable things you’ll ever learn. Here are some tips to help create boundaries.

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How to deliver your small business elevator pitch with confidence

18 September 2020 | 5 min read

It’s not easy selling yourself or your business, but it’s a valuable skill for small business owners to master. A communication expert shares some helpful advice.

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Running your business from home? Here’s how to make it work

25 August 2020 | 5 min read

Working from home has its perks, but it can also be a challenge. Here’s how these four NZ small business owners are making it work.

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Why you should consider having a business mentor

18 August 2020 | 4 min read

Small business owners don't need to solve all their problems on their own. A business mentor may be just what you need to take things to the next level.

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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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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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