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How to create an effective social media calendar

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 30th, 2019

Having a well-planned and engaging social media presence is nowadays a core aspect of marketing. With 77% of consumers more likely to buy from brands they follow on social media, it is important to plan your content ahead of posting to maintain a successful social media campaign, avoid any mistakes and ensure posts will help […]

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KiwiSaver statements to show retirement incomes and likely total savings

POSTED BY admin ON THE September 27th, 2018

KiwiSaver annual statements will soon show projected balances at retirement and income figures to help consumers make a better decision about their savings. This initiative intends to provide people with clear, easy-to-understand information about their current savings and how that tracks towards retirement. Statements will show people an estimate of the savings built-up by the […]

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Understanding credit scores

POSTED BY admin ON THE April 12th, 2017

Credit scores are an impact factor in determining an individual’s credit worthiness. When an individual applies for a loan, such as a mortgage or car loan, a credit provider will use a credit score to help them decide whether to lend the money, the amount to lend and the interest rate. An individual’s credit score […]

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Growing your business through livestreaming

POSTED BY admin ON THE April 12th, 2017

With video marketing here to stay, why not take advantage of live streaming to grow your business. Livestreaming is the ability to broadcast live straight to the internet through social media platforms. It is a tool that has been adopted by savvy tech-heads and it is powerful when reaching out to clients and building your […]

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2017 Business Resolutions

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 19th, 2017

The start of the New Year is generally a time to reflect on the previous year’s achievements and challenges and work towards setting new goals. The New Year can offer business owners a powerful motivation for business growth. Whether you want to expand your business or increase your network; goal-setting plays a critical role in […]

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Improving your accounts receivable

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 15th, 2016

Freeing up working capital can help businesses fund growth, reduce debt levels and lower costs. One way to improve working capital is by managing your accounts receivable. Many businesses fall into the trap of poor accounts receivable management – from extending credit to customers to ignoring payment terms to guarantee a new sale, these types […]

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Half of Kiwi businesses do not have a website

POSTED BY editor ON THE May 8th, 2013

Despite small and medium sized businesses making up the majority of New Zealand’s business community, half of them still do not have a website. According to the survey of SME Digital Readiness by Yellow, 50 per cent of Kiwi small businesses did not have a website and nearly 20 per cent were not utilising any […]

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Riding out 2013

POSTED BY editor ON THE January 17th, 2013

New Zealand small businesses are less confident about their prospects than they were a year ago, with 28% of Kiwi firms expecting the economy to slow down in 2013. However, despite this 68% are hopeful that there will be some growth in their own businesses. To help get through the year, there are a few […]

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Rural business boosts the economy

POSTED BY editor ON THE October 2nd, 2012

New Zealand commodity prices rose for a second month in September, in the strongest monthly gain in a year-and-a-half, led by skim milk powder and aluminium. The largest increase was shared by skim milk powder and aluminium, both up 11 per cent, followed by butter and whole milk powder up 8 per cent, wool and […]

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Running an effective home office Part 2

POSTED BY editor ON THE September 12th, 2012

Invest in a fast Internet connection if you’re working from home full-time. Once you get used to fast service and being constantly connected to the Internet, it makes email communication and finding information much easier. When you work from home, area you’ll quickly deal with is which expenses are deductible as business expenses and which […]

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