ISSUE SIX - SUMMER 2010
Welcome to the latest issue of The Source. Brought to you from a team of collaborative business experts, its aim is to provide you with useful information and insight from an interesting mix of thought leaders.

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  How to Ensure Your Email Newsletter Makes The Right Impression
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

When publishing a newsletter the objective is to produce a competitive advantage for your business. If it’s not done professionally though what is emailed out has the potential ...
      Business Lessons From a Crisis
- The Christchurch Quake
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

The Christchurch quake has been a great study of what to do in a crisis and what not to do. Many of these lessons can and should be applied to business anywhere ...
 
 
  Business Wills and Share Purchase Agreements
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

When it comes to SME businesses the importance of having a business will is often overlooked, this should be something you consider ...
 
 
  The Link to Successful Management of Performance Based Contracting
by Cathy Adams
Vendor Management

Business must rotate 180 degrees from customer relationship management (CRM) to supplier relationship management (SRM) ...
 
  Help The Business is Failing and
The Bank Has The House!
by Sarah Lochead-MacMillan
Online Mentor

Almost every business has experienced a severe tightening of cash flow and some have found themselves in situations of business distress they have never seen ...
 
 
  How Well Does Your Business Communicate?
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

Marketing, communications, advertising, promotions, publicity - do you know the difference? They’re all unique, yet for most businesses they serve the purpose of ...
 
  8 Ways to Avoid Bad Debt
and Get Paid First!
by Jeremy Wilson
Success Group

For some reason New Zealand has some crazy credit expectations in business. What’s with the 20th of the following month! Is it time we educated our market to change ...
 
 
  Auckland Metropolitan Office Market Overview
by Tim Gemmell
Knight Frank Valuations

Despite the office sector being close to the trough of the property cycle at the moment, the short term outlook remains less than positive, and office returns will be ...
 
 
The Fount
An experienced and professional branding and graphic design studio offering a comprehensive range of design services for print and web.

www.thefount.com
Grow Your Business
Supports a community of businesses by running seminars, events and forums aimed at providing shared experiences, ideas and knowledge.

www.growyourbiz.co.nz
Solutions Financial Services
Solution's 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
SLM Group
The SLM Group teaches businesses effective banking, undertaking regular mediation to build a more effective banking relationship.

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

www.maplemarketing.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
Knight Frank Valuations
Independent Property Valuers and Consultants specialising in residential and commercial valuations

www.knightfrank.co.nz
Additional support for this issue from:
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
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
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