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Southbrook Hire

02 August 2023 | 4 min read

Meet the entrepreneur who rebuilt a struggling equipment hire business

Damian Wyatt has revamped equipment hire business Southbrook Hire, with the help of small business loans and a line of credit from Prospa.


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.

Cognoscente Wines

18 October 2022 | 4 min read

How this wine consultant launched her dream business

Find out how Jeannine McCallum from wine sales distributor The Invisible Agency co-founded a new wine products business, Cognoscente.


14 July 2022 | 4 min read

How Matley has grown 15% by investing in people and technology

Matley started out as a home-based financial services business and now boasts four offices and 21 staff around New Zealand.


01 April 2022 | 3 min read

How Prospa helped the newly-wed owners of a fruit picking business to thrive

An extended loan helped a Kiwi business boost cashflow in the face of labour shortages due to the pandemic, with the help of Prospa Customer Success Account Manager, Matè Borovac.

Jason Goodson CSS Backyard Roadies

14 March 2022 | 4 min read

How this young entrepreneur is disrupting the travel industry

Jason Goodson of Backyard Roadies created a thriving tour company against the odds, during the pandemic.

Cards Plus

17 December 2021 | 5 min read

Business growth: From the garage to $100k monthly turnover

Cards Plus founder Cameron Knapp shares how a game-changing order and a timely business loan supercharged his business growth.

Sofa Doctor

29 November 2021 | 4 min read

This time tomorrow: Franchising to move forward

We revisit John Lennox at Sofa Doctor to hear about how managing cash flow helped boost business growth in 2021, and how he’s planning to expand in 2022.

Twisted Willow Florist

09 April 2021 | 5 min read

How this local florist found fresh ways to flourish

Tawa florist Kerri Murphy shares her small business growth journey – and how a small business loan helped Twisted Willow meet its potential.

The Label Man

09 February 2021 | 5 min read

How this printing business quickly pivoted to meet new demand

Investing in equipment and materials helped label printing business LabelMAN keep pace with changing market needs, even through the uncertainties of COVID-19.

Sofa doctor success story

03 December 2020 | 4 min read

How this furniture repair business grew 40% year-on-year

Quick access to finance is helping small business owner John Lennox grow his furniture repair empire and weather the ups and downs of COVID-19.

6 gems of advice from leading NZ female entrepreneurs | Prospa NZ

03 March 2020 | 6 min read

6 gems of advice from leading New Zealand female entrepreneurs

In honour of International Women's Day, six leading NZ female entrepreneurs share the advice that has helped power their self-belief and success.

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