ISSUE TWELVE - WINTER 2012
This issue of The Source presents a range of advice and perspective on a variety of business and life issues. We would like to thank our business experts whose contributions make it possible to keep you well-informed with this valuable resource.

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  Measuring Your Brand’s Success
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

How much does your brand add to the success of your business? It is common knowledge that a strong brand is a business asset. However it isn't always clear how much your brand has influenced ...
      Proposed Changes to Deductibility on Holiday Home Rentals
by Keith Kerr
Loan Market

In the 2011 Budget, the Government announced its intention to review the treatment of assets used for both private and income-earning purposes ...
 
 
  How to Create Winning Business Proposals Every Time
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

This process won the 2000 Sydney Olympic bid. You might be doing a big pitch to a group of people or just delivering a ...
 
 
  Make the Time to Review
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

No one ever knows what curve balls life will throw, and what impacts these can have in determining not only our future, but also those of the people we love ...
 
  Get More From Your Bank
by Sarah Lochead-MacMillan
Online Mentor

You need funds for growth. You have identified that you want to borrow from the bank. How do you get the best chance of a yes? By careful management of the relationship, training ...
 
 
  10 Tips for Writing a Winning Tender Response
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

RFP, EOI, bid, tender response ... whatever you call it, most businesses face them with mixed emotions. Here are some tips for writing a winning response ...
 
  Lessons From a Lemonade Stall and a Water Slide Burn - Cash Flow in Your Business
by Jeremy Wilson
Success Group

The first element to knowing how to get better at managing your cash flow is understanding the cash-flow of your business ...
 
 
  Auckland’s Metropolitan Office Market Update
by Tim Gemmell
Knight Frank Valuations

The commercial property market has experienced some consolidation over the 2011 year off the back of a more stagnant economy and slow growth following the ...
 
 
The Fount
An experienced and professional branding and graphic design studio offering a comprehensive range of design services for print and web.

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

www.knightfrank.co.nz
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Vendor Mangement
Vendor Management assists businesses that want to incorporate effective supplier and outsource management strategies into their business practice.

www.vendormanagement.co.nz

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