ISSUE NINE - SPRING 2011
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  Tips for Branding Success
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

Branding is important for business success. Getting it right leads to increased sales and higher value for products and services. Getting it wrong can be ...
      Getting a Mortgage Through a Broker
by Keith Kerr
Loan Market

A lot of first-time clients questioning why they should get a mortgage through a Broker, when they could go directly to the bank themselves. Some of the top reasons ...
 
 
  Are You Taking a Whole Brained Approach to Your Business?
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

Whatever type of business you are in, being successful in business requires whole brain thinking ...
 
 
  Laura’s Story
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

Cancer does not choose the people it will make ill by their age, sex, lifestyle, debts or character. It can happen to any one of us ...
 
  Contract Management and Finding The Right Supplier
by Cathy Adams
Vendor Management

Ever been confronted with the terms of a contract or service agreement that was long and seemed all too legalistic ...
 
 
  Kick Ass – The Business Mentor
by Sarah Lochead-MacMillan
Online Mentor

There are ordinary people out there that can take your business to extraordinary heights. So why get a business mentor, don’t you have enough advisers already ...
 
  Marketing Can Make Your Business Worth More
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

Whether or not you have plans to one day sell your business, I believe you should run your business as if you were going to present it to prospective buyers ...
 
 
  Strategic Thinking For Managing Growth
by Jeremy Wilson
Success Group

After reflecting on my own business experience and scanning other sources of advice, I’d like to share two sets of strategic actions to help you to manage growth ...
 
 
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 advisors 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
Online Mentor
Less business hassle, more business help.

www.onlinementor.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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