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Can you help my manager?

I recently had a client ask if we had a programme I could recommend for a person who was struggling with decisive decision making. The answer was yes but the recommended choice of programme depends...
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Brother New Zealand: Warwick Beban

Warwick Beban has been appointed managing director of Brother New Zealand, succeeding Graham Walshe who has held the role for over 40 years. Warwick joined...

Photos from the Back to Business Party: Eat Streat

Photos from the Back to Business Party: Eat Streat on Thursday 14th April 2022. Hosted by: Rotorua Business Chamber & Rotorua NZ on Eat...

Regular Columns

Minimum Wage increase – coming ready or not

On 1 April the minimum wage increased to $21.20 per hour and it was no April fools joke. With both businesses and employees currently...

Know when it is time to quit

“You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away. And know when to run...” These immortal...

Inland Revenue’s mistrust of trusts

As we start to think about completing income tax returns for the financial year just ended, anyone that is a trustee of a trust...

It’s time to throw digital tools, not people, at our productivity problem

We went into the pandemic with a relatively healthy economy. An economy we had achieved through the brute force of hard-working people. Kiwi small business...

Microsoft Teams, a revolution in collaboration

At the start of 2020, you most likely had a carefully considered roadmap for your business’s digital transformation. Fast forward two years and that...

Don’t be afraid to use The C Words

Franchise management trends and perhaps sensitivity around the emotion evoked by the word have seen The C Word being used less and less by...

Commerce Act changes – stormy seas ahead for IP owners?

On 5 April 2022, the Commerce Amendment Act 2022 received Royal Assent. The purpose of the Act is “to strengthen the prohibition against...

Many strands to city centre strategy

The proposed development of Tauranga’s civic precinct – Te Manawataki o Te Papa – is one strand of a much wider strategy to revitalise...
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EDITOR'S NOTE

From the editor – May 2022

I am reluctant to revisit past editorial subjects – especially as there are always plenty of new goings-on that are of interest to our local business readers. However, our annual Anzac Day remembrance day...
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