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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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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 your small business can build links in your community

07 July 2020 | 3 min read

Many communities are rallying around their local businesses amidst the pandemic. And more and more businesses are prioritising giving back as well.

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Meet New Zealand’s Local Business Hero of the year

16 June 2020 | 4 min read

The inaugural Prospa Local Business Hero for 2020 has been announced. Hear Quoc Tran’s inspiring story and why they were given the honour.

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5 tips for online delivery success

28 May 2020 | 3 min read

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a major leap in ecommerce. New Zealand small businesses share their insights on what it takes to make online delivery a success.

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The small business grants you could be taking advantage of

31 January 2020 | 3 min read

When used properly, grants could be the difference between a dream and a reality. Here’s a list of small business grants in New Zealand and tips for applying.

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How tourism operators can attract international visitors

08 January 2020 | 3 min read

Getting your tourism business on the radar of international visitors is no longer just a case of being listed in a travel guide. Try these tourism promotion ideas.

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