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Business Start-Up Success Plan
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

Launching a new business is a time consuming and expensive endeavor, with no guarantees that you’ll be rewarded by success. In fact, more than half of new businesses in New Zealand fail within 5 years ...
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How To Say ‘No’ Without Losing Your Client Relationship
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

Have you ever had a client or potential client make an unreasonable request, either in their dealings with you as a client or at the very end of a new business negotiation – usually after you have put your heart and soul into helping put together a great solution? ...
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Renting Yourself, and Then Buying a House to Rent Out
by Keith Kerr
Financial Solutionz

I have seen this situation happening more and more especially in the Auckland market due to the high price point of a purchase ...
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Would An Employee Share Scheme Benefit Your Business?
by Ann Cooper-Smith
StreetSMART Accountants Ltd

The Financial Market Conduct Act 2013 makes employee share schemes less complex and more affordable. As a result, more SMEs are likely to adopt employee share schemes to help achieve the company’s strategic goals ...
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Business Owners: Are You Paying YOURSELF
by Laurie Lowther
Invoice Funders

Small business owners are a strange lot. What puzzles me is the number of small business owners that fail to look after themselves with wages, and instead choose to continually prop up their business cash flow. ...
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KiwiSaver - The Facts
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

As of June 2015 64.5% of New Zealanders under the age of 65 were enrolled in KiwiSaver, yet surprisingly about 1 in 3 members are unable to answer the following questions ...
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Sick of Working For Someone Else?
by Sarah Lochead-MacMillan
Business Turbo Boost

Often at this time of year we get fed up with our jobs and really want the flexibility of working for ourselves. We talk about these amazing ideas, gaps in the market or products and services that no one else has. We talk, we moan, we dream, but few of us ever do something about it ...
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3 Reasons Why Video Has Got The Power!
by Steve Wallace
KOR Creative

Boost engagement, build trust and gain credability with online video. KOR Creative’s video article informs and educates ...
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Are You Nurturing Your Digital Relationship With Your Customers?
by Lisa East
The Content Agency

Whether you are a business owner, a marketing manager or a sales guru, you will already understand the importance of good relationships with your customers. But has this investment carried through to your digital relationship with your customers? ...
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