ISSUE FOUR - WINTER 2010
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  How Much is Your Brand Worth?
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

In 2009 Google became the first brand in the world to be valued at over US$100 billion. Research shows that companies with strong brands ...
 
 
  What is Your Most Important Asset?
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

If I was to ask, what is the most valuable asset you will have in your life time, what response would you give?
 
  A Lack of Clarity and Alignment Inevitably Increases Risk
by Cathy Adams
Vendor Management

Show me a company that doesn't have suppliers, customers or inventory and I'll invest ...
 
 
  Payroll Outsourcing ...
Could it be the Solution for You?
by Jenny Sainsbury
The Paymasters

Payroll administrators may well think payroll is like housework. The analogy stops there ...
 
  Establishing a High-Performance Organisation
by Tibor Mackor
Better Business Strategies

Some of the world's top business leaders say "70-90% of my time is spent on strategising" ...
 
 
  Succession Planning
by Jeremy Wilson
Success Group

One day you won't be part of your business any more ... Do you have an exit strategy? Do you have a succession plan?
 
  The Importance of Having a Copy Style Guide
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

Does your business have a copy style guide? Or is it a phraseology free-for-all ...
 
 
  Preparing for Retirement
– Now What do we do?
by Anthony Simpkin and Kelly Preen
Action Housing Ltd

Once they retire kiwis have an average of 16 years to party. How long will savings last ...
 
 
The Fount
An experienced and professional graphic design studio offering a comprehensive range of branding and design services for print and web media.

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

www.solutions.gen.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
The Paymasters
Due to a customer request The Paymasters started a payroll outsourcing service over nearly three years ago. We haven't looked back!

www.thepaymasters.co.nz
Better Business Strategies
Empowering Business Leaders - We help a select group of people who are committed business leaders to grow their business.

www.bbstrategies.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
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
Additional support for this issue from:
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
Tymwise
Tymwise is a company that specialises in time management and appointment scheduling applications for the web.

www.tymwise.com
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