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Why these could be the Golden Years for franchisors

I have previously written on when is a good time to purchase a franchised business and asserted that post Covid lock-down, we could see...
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2021 – workforce culture stocktake?

“In the rush to return to normal, use the time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.” Last year, not long...
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To guarantee credit or not 

Without doubt, one of the most contentious and litigated issues in credit management these days is the practice of obtaining and providing personal guarantees. We...
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Technology resilience essential

As we look back on 2020, it might be better to look forward to 2021. The invisible enemy we all face in Covid-19 is...

Vehicle questions that frequently arise

I tend to spend a good deal of time talking about vehicles. Similar questions come up all the time – I want to get...

Don’t go it alone with your next product launch

Launching a new product into the marketplace can be an expensive endeavour. It takes time to understand your target audience, and even longer to...

There’s a tsunami of generational wealth coming…

A perspective on quality lifestyles and exceptional living in the Bay. I did wonder if it was an aberration, a short-lived, one-off, ultimately self-correcting, blip...

Equity markets rally to year-end highs

Global equity markets rallied to end the year strongly as confidence in a vaccine-led recovery in 2021 grew.

The ‘soft’ Due Diligence checklist

As we relax into summer, not only is it the season of family get-togethers and beach barbeques, it is traditionally also the period where...

The best use of techspertise

During 2020, new data and privacy laws came into play, remote working exploded, and cyber-security, data protection and IT risks become constant conversation pieces....

A year in reflection

By all accounts this past year has not been a typical one for anyone in NZ and that is certainly no different in the...

A Bega reason to register your trade mark

Trade mark rights are assigned – transferred – from one owner to another all the time. How many trade mark owners know, though, that...

Why focusing on existing customers is smart business

Picking up new business takes time and investment. Yet many business owners make it their focus, sometimes at the expense of servicing their existing...

Time to relax, restore and reassess

It has been an unusual year with many unforeseen challenges to mitigate. People are tired, stressed and more than ever in need of a...

Motivational analysis required before buying

There has been a significant rise in the number of people interested in purchasing their own franchised business in the current Covid-19 economic and...

A most unusual year brings out the best in many

As we draw near the end of 2020, we can reflect on what has been a most unusual year for all, and one that...