ISSUE THREE - AUTUMN 2010
We begin our second year of The Source with some fresh insight from our business experts for the year ahead. With every issue our goal is to continue to keep you well-informed and connected with other credible, top quality professionals.

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  How Sustainable are
Print Communications?
Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

With business' increasing awareness about sustainablity we need to look at what impact print communications have on the environment ...
 
 
  The Importance of an Insurance Review with an Expert
Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

A lot of people when phoned by their broker to organise an insurance review, have the misconception that they are going to be ‘sold’ more ...
 
  Train Your Bank
Sarah Lochead-Macmillan
SLM Group

So who has a good relationship with their current bank? Who has a great relationship with their current bank? How do you know? ...
 
 
  The Difference Between Companies that Excel and those that Explode
Cathy Adams
Vendor Management

Do you know what your obligations are when it comes products or services? Probably not ...
 
  Auckland Metropolitan
Residential Market
Tim Gemmell
Fairfax Valuation & Advisory

Details of the median house price movement in the metropolitan areas of Auckland from June 2004 to December 2009 ...
 
 
  10 Steps to Nail your 1 Page Strategic Plan
Jeremy Wilson
Success Group

There are a number of uses for a strategic plan; however, the most pertinent is creating a roadmap for you and your team to follow ...
 
  Are You Selling Drill Bits
or Are You Selling Holes?
Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

Want to sell more of your product or service? Then you need to understand what people are buying. Sound simple? It is ...
 
 
  Making Technology Your Friend
Sandy Male
Tymwise

Ask anyone running their own business what aspect of the job causes them the most frustration. Often you’ll hear the same answer over and over again ...
 
 
The Fount
An experienced and professional graphic design studio offering a comprehensive range of branding and design services for print and web media.

www.thefount.com
Solutions Financial Services
Solutions brokers are passionate people who make sure your insurance works at claim time.

www.solutions.gen.nz
SLM Group
The SLM Group teaches businesses effective banking, undertaking regular mediation to build a more effective banking relationship.

www.slmgroup.co.nz
Vendor Management
Vendor Management assists businesses that want to incorporate effective supplier and outsource management strategies into their business practice.

www.vendormanagement.co.nz
Fairfax Valuation & Advisory
Independent Property Valuers and Consultants specialising in residential and commercial valuations.

www.fairfaxvaluation.co.nz
Success Group
Success Group is a future focussed, performance accounting practice who help you discover areas of unexploited profitability.

www.successgroup.co.nz
Maple Marketing
Marketing consultancy helping businesses produce well-planned, effective marketing materials and professionally written business documents.

www.maplemarketing.co.nz
Tymwise
Tymwise is a company that specialises in time management and appointment scheduling applications for the web.

www.tymwise.com
Additional support for this issue from:
Action Housing Ltd
Property investment specialists, with extensive experience in working with clients to develop strategic plans to secure their financial futures.

www.actionhousing.co.nz
Communitel
Independent telecommunications company, passionate about seeing clients get a fair deal - we keep it simple and make it fair.

www.communitel.co.nz/business.html
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