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  Using Email Signatures For Better Branding and Communications
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

Apart from a convenient reference of your contact details email signatures can also be used as a cheap and easy branding and marketing tool ...
      Abolition of Gift Duty
by Keith Kerr
Loan Market

As of the 1st of October 2011 gift duty has been abolished by the IRD in New Zealand. If you have a Family Trust this will have significant implications for you ...
  Time is Money! - 10 Time Management Tips
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

Effective time management saves you money! People who use the following 10 tips religiously tend to be the highest achievers ...
  Are You Prepared For Your Future?
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

Often annual plans don’t take into consideration the importance of reviewing risk management strategies that may or may not be in place ...
  Supplier Management - Where Does The Future Lie?
by Cathy Adams
Vendor Management

Organisations that do not appreciate the value of supplier management tend to focus on price and not understanding the underlying relationship needs ...
  How to Get Great Testimonials
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

Testimonials are a very effective, no-cost marketing tool you can use to promote your business. Compliments and words of affirmation from others are often more powerful than anything ...
  Ingredients for Business Success
by Jeremy Wilson
Success Group

Preparing a plan and then monitoring it, on an ongoing basis, is a very important ingredient for business success. The other key ingredients for business success ...
  Auckland Metropolitan Residential Market Overview
by Tim Gemmell
Knight Frank Valuations

The boom period of the 2000s peaked around July 2007 with the stratified median selling price for the Auckland region hitting ...
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