Innovation

How this retailer and hair salon has adapted to supply chain challenges

12 April 2022 | 3 min read

Retailers relying on timely arrival of stock have faced challenges recently. Here’s how one business is adapting to change.

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3 tourism businesses share how they’re adapting in 2022

01 March 2022 | 4 min read

We asked three tourism businesses how they’ve adapted to border closures, restrictions, uncertainty and decreased consumer confidence.

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5 ways to finish the end-of-year strong

22 October 2021 | 5 min read

Two local business owners share how they’re staying flexible and customer-focused to make the most of end-of-year – even amid uncertainty.

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How Will&Able is creating jobs for Kiwis with disabilities

14 September 2021 | 6 min read

Will&Able’s founders share how they’re creating jobs with a fresh take on the social enterprise model – and focusing on growth as much as purpose.

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How this printing business used a light-bulb moment to start a green revolution

29 March 2021 | 5 min read

This NZ printing company uses its power bill to stay on track with its energy reduction initiatives. No matter which way electricity prices go, they are still smashing targets.

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Your guide to shifting towards a local business model

21 December 2020 | 4 min read

With borders closed, more Kiwi small business owners are turning their focus to home soil. Here are some expert tips on how to thrive on local resources alone.

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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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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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What it really takes to pivot your business successfully

11 June 2020 | 4 min read

A pivot may arise from opportunity or a need to survive. We asked small business leaders who have made the leap what it takes to pivot your business successfully – and what hindsight has taught them.

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How to use the COVID-19 lockdown to prime your business for the future

23 April 2020 | 4 min read

Kiwi small businesses are showing resourcefulness amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Three owners reveal how they’re using this time to prime their business for recovery.

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How to make your small business effective online

21 January 2020 | 4 min read

From creating a small business website, to setting up Google My Business, to creating a Facebook page – here’s how to make your business more effective online.

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