ISSUE SEVEN - AUTUMN 2011
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  The Importance of Website Design in Google Searches
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

Last year Google introduced the Instant Previews feature to their search results making web design one of the most important aspects for search engine success ...
      Make the Banks Your Friend
by Keith Kerr
Loan Market

We are all “married” to a Bank in a sense. You can get a mortgage from any lender (if you meet the criteria) but you generally only have your income(s) credited to a single Bank at a time ...
 
 
  How Do You Make Your Sales Presentation Persuasive?
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

Research done on 10,000 sales calls, in 24 countries has shown that there is a direct correlation between the questions asked and the outcome of a sales call ...
 
 
  Protecting Business Revenue
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

An important area of risk within a company is when a person responsible for a large percentage of the business revenue (whether an owner or employee) is no longer able to work ...
 
  Is Managing Supplier Performance Driving You Crazy?
by Cathy Adams
Vendor Management

Are suppliers not doing what you expect them to do or is poor supplier performance driving you crazy? Then you are not alone. Ever wondered if there was a way ...
 
 
  Where Is My Cash?
by Sarah Lochead-MacMillan
SLM Group

Many clients tell me they have a profitable business but they are struggling to find the cash they need to grow, or even pay their bills. There are several things affecting your availability of cash ...
 
  Marketing for a New Year
– Are You Ready?
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

There are a lot of clichés when it comes to marketing. Two you hear often are “fail to plan, and plan to fail” as well as “if you want to know where you’re going, look at where you’ve come from” ...
 
 
  Do You Have a LAQC?
Are You Aware of the Changes?
by Jeremy Wilson
Success Group

It’s happened, the draft legislation around LAQCs was officially released in November. For some this won’t have a major effect on you, whereas others will need to relook at your current structure ...
 
 
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
Loan Market
Home finance that’s in your best Interest.

www.loanmarket.co.nz
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
Less business hassle, more business help.

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
Additional support for this issue from:
Knight Frank Valuations
Independent Property Valuers and Consultants specialising in residential and commercial valuations

www.knightfrank.co.nz
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