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in "Industry: Health and Beauty"

01 December 2023 | 3 min read

Tools and tips for cash flow management

Managing cash flow is a priority for many small businesses, with 17% of small business owners saying cash flow and business demand are the number one concern they are facing.*  Here are two cash flow management tools you can start using straight away, plus tips for responding to dips in cash flow and encouraging long-term

09 November 2023 | 3 min read

4 apps and websites to manage cash flow

Access to a phone is all that’s required to have an accurate, real-time view of every aspect of your cash flow, from profits and unpaid bills to projected revenue.   But how can you best unlock such capabilities and manage your finances? These four digital tools are worth checking out.  1. The Prospa App The Prospa

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

11 October 2023 | 4 min read

AI tips for small businesses

How using AI can help your business retain a competitive advantage, save you money and time, and boost your brand.

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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.

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.

20 June 2023 | 5 min read

Sustainability tips for small businesses

A sustainable handbag producer and a grain upcycling business on how small businesses can minimise their impact on the environment.

Disaster planning

21 April 2023 | 4 min read

6 disaster planning tips for small businesses

Disaster planning tips to help prepare your small business for the worst, and how a hair and beauty salon owner has responded to unexpected change.

How to increase sales

30 August 2022 | 4 min read

4 ways to increase sales

Four practical ways to help boost ecommerce sales, build a simpler shopper journey and reduce abandoned carts.

Funding for growth

05 August 2021 | 4 min read

Three NZ small businesses share what they’re investing in

Three NZ small businesses share where they’re investing their funding for growth, efficiency, and resilience.

Gorgeous You

23 October 2019 | 3 min read

Customer success story: Gorgeous You

Find out how Francis Swart of Gorgeous You in Auckland used a Prospa Small Business Loan to achieve her dream of opening her own skincare salon.

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