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Tag: Business Development

Transforming Your Hobby into a Profitable Business

Your considering turning your hobby into a profitable business but have a few questions you’d like answered first. We’re guessing they include questions such as: How do I know if it will be successful? What steps do I need to take to set up a new business? Should I quit

Should My Business Be Concerned About Cyber Security?

If cyber security isn’t on your business’ list of top priorities, should you be worried? We think so. As cyber attacks grow in number and severity, keeping your business’ information safe is essential. Even if you’re not super technically minded, there are some key steps you can take to secure

How to Create a Stellar Brand Identity

Your brand identity is what makes your business unique. More than just a logo, it’s how the world, or more specifically your customers, see your business. A strong brand identity gives your business power and a way to differentiate itself from your competition. Without one, well, let’s just say, things

5 Tips to Help You Achieve a Great Work-Life Balance

With all work and no play making Jack a dull boy (plus stressed, unhappy and exhausted), is having great work-life balance necessary? Today we look at understanding what having a work-life balance means, plus five simple tips on how you too can achieve one. What is a Work-Life Balance &

Top 9 Mistakes New Business Owners Make

New business owners are a special breed of people. Motivated, idea-driven and entrepreneurial, they enjoy a challenge and are not afraid to step outside of their comfort zone. Yet with around a 40% chance of a business with five or fewer employees surviving the first four years, the statistics are

I have an Accountant so why do I need an Accountability Coach?

Most good accountants are great at reading the data and giving implementable advice to their customers to help improve that bottom line. They are worth their weight in gold if they can tell you at a glance about seasonal fluctuations, government policies that may affect you and areas where you

Do You Need An Accountability Coach?

We all have things we’ve wanted to get done for ages but are no closer to getting them sorted today than we were a year ago. It could be anything from writing a book, a blog, redeveloping your website or putting time aside to develop your business. The list of

Top 3 Weekend Business Planning Tips

Its a struggle for many business owners to find the time to work on their businesses rather than in it. If you’ve got limited time and want to get maximum impact, follow our top three weekend business planning tips below. Ideally, the process should take no more than an hour

New Year, New Accountant?

The New Year is a time for setting goals and targets for the months head. Its also the best time to make sure you have the best people on your team to help you achieve those goals and targets. That makes it a great time to look for a new

Looking for NZ’s Best Start-Up Business Ideas?

There’s nothing quite like Kiwi ingenuity when it comes to identifying the best start-up business ideas. A quick look at Taupo’s tourist attractions (and those across New Zealand) demonstrates this perfectly! Who would have thought people would pay money to jump off a bridge with a rubber band attached to