Growing

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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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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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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