Growing

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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Local Business Hero of the Year 2021: Bossman Dairy

11 May 2021 | 6 min read

When COVID hit, the Singh family saw another opportunity to help the community that had welcomed them with open arms.

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How this rural business is shortening delivery times

27 April 2021 | 4 min read

A warehouse on a rural dairy farm is a challenge to fast delivery. Here’s how Living Light Candles manages it.

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"I wish someone had told me that”: Gavin Oliver, EcoZip Adventures

15 April 2021 | 6 min read

Self-confessed luddite Gavin Oliver discovered digital marketing – and took his eco adventure tourism business from strength to strength.

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7 pearls of business wisdom from rockstar women entrepreneurs

08 March 2021 | 5 min read

These women in business can relate to your challenges. Get their small business growth tips – think building resilience, bouncing back and staying inspired

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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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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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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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Making the most of EOY downtime

01 December 2020 | 5 min read

You don't have to be run off your feet to get the most out of the holiday season. Even those in quieter industries can use this time to their advantage.

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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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