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15 December 2023 | 5 min read

How 5 small businesses grow at local markets

Five small business owners share why a market presence is crucial to their business’s success. local markets

What type of short-term hire will work best for your business?

16 November 2023 | 5 min read

Short-term staffing solutions for the holidays

With many small businesses facing their busiest time of the year, having enough staff becomes vital. But what type of short-term hire will work best?

01 November 2023 | 3 min read

What the general election means for small businesses

New Zealanders headed to the polls on 14 October and came away having elected a new government after seven years, with an outcome that might impact small businesses in taxation, regulation and business confidence. Christopher Luxon of the National Party will become the country’s next prime minister, with his party to form a government with

Man using laptop

28 September 2023 | 4 min read

Tips to improve your business’s cyber security

Cyber security incidents are on the rise for small businesses. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) received 8,831 reports in 2021 and that number is only expected to grow. The cost associated with those incidents was almost $9 million. As cyber resilience expert and director of Outfox Jan Thornborough explains, it’s time to make

25 September 2023 | 5 min read

Sandi Larkin’s tips for small business growth

Hair salon owner Sandi Larkin is growing rapidly and welcoming 150 new clients a month. Here are her tips for other retailers looking to achieve the same.

29 August 2023 | 4 min read

Using external funding to grow

How accessing external funding from Prospa has helped Phil Walding grow his label-making small business through times of challenge and opportunity.

RFi Research

25 August 2023 | 1 min read

Infographic: Overcoming small business challenges

Here are the biggest challenges businesses are facing right now, and 3 tips from small business owners and an expert.

10 August 2023 | 4 min read

“I wish someone had told me that”: Holly Royal

Osteopathy business owner Holly Royal on working with competitors, hiring and retaining staff, and getting bang for your marketing buck.

Local Business Hero 2023

17 May 2023 | 4 min read

2023 Prospa Local Business Hero Awards

Reactions from the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards winner and finalists.


03 May 2023 | 4 min read

How Buttercream grew from hobby to thriving business

When Alefiah Tohlani’s COVID hobby unexpectedly exploded into a full-time business she knew exactly where to turn for support.

NZ Advice for SMB

07 December 2022 | 4 min read

How small retailers can apply big growth advice

Retail growth advice so often aims big – omnichannel this, headless that. Here’s the real talk for small business: growth tactics small retailers can use now.

HR strategies

03 August 2022 | 4 min read

BusinessDesk x Prospa: 4 ways small business owners can recruit and retain staff

Highlights from our recent webinar on how small business owners can use HR strategies to find and keep staff in tough times.