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How to protect your IP in China | Stuff.co.nz

Reports of financial expansion - while the rest of the world limps through the final stages of a recession - have pushed China to the forefront of the collective business consciousness. New Zealand has an advantage over other ...
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Focus on SMEs: Help staff feel valued in face of minimum wage rise

Focus on SMEs: Help staff feel valued in face of minimum wage rise | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Business owners may face trouble if they do not assess the wages of their staff in response to the minimum-wage rise that kicked in on April 1.The minimum rate for employees over age 18 is now $13.50.Carol Shepherd, human resource...
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Small Business: Why a business fails or succeeds - Grant Ryan

Small Business: Why a business fails or succeeds - Grant Ryan | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Grant Ryan, multi-entrepreneur, the inventor of YikeBike and with four other companies behind him: I want to emphasise a dirty little secret that some successful people don't like to mention about their start-ups.
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Woman wrongly sacked after miscarriage

Woman wrongly sacked after miscarriage | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
A woman who was fired partly because she took sick leave after suffering a miscarriage has been awarded $15,000 compensation.The Employment Relations Authority found Aedene Massie was hurt and humiliated when she was unjustifiably...
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Companies sought for green list

Companies sought for green list | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
The hunt is on for New Zealand's top 50 green businesses - those which make the most money improving the environment.The Green 50 List, compiled by strategic and market research specialist New River, will in June reveal the best...
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Graham McGregor: Two ways to grow profits

Graham McGregor: Two ways to grow profits | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Jamie Tulloch from E3 Business Accountants made an interesting comment in his business and tax tips newsletter recently.
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Small businesses optimistic | Stuff.co.nz

Small Kiwi businesses are expecting to expand this year, with many looking to hire more staff and increase investment.
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SMEs targeted in power saving campaign

SMEs targeted in power saving campaign | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Small and medium-sized businesses will be able to put their annual electricity consumption out to tender for the best price under the next phase of the Electricity Authority's award-winning "What's My Number?
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Graham McGregor: The big impact of doing small things

Graham McGregor: The big impact of doing small things | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
One of the things I see over and over again is the big impact produced by doing smallthings. Here are two examples: Business Example: I received a delightful email recently from a client in Australia who sells contact lenses.I...
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Business Mentors helping NZ small business

How can a mentor help a small business?The latest round of the ASB's Business Futures Mentor was held in Auckland last week.youtube.com...
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Graham McGregor: The profit power of direct response radio

Graham McGregor: The profit power of direct response radio | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Marketing consultant Graham McGregor on why it pays to try new ways to promote and market your business.
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Debbie Mayo-Smith: Build the thirst, drink the productivity

Debbie Mayo-Smith: Build the thirst, drink the productivity | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
For years upon years I've been teaching and extolling the virtues of learning your software. The outcome is to save time (that most precious commodity) and if it's part of your responsibility - helping you increase income....
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Graham McGregor: What's your irresistible marketing magnet?

Graham McGregor: What's your irresistible marketing magnet? | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
In most businesses we have three basic marketing challenges to solve. 1: How do we get large numbers of ideal new customers to contact our business? 2: How do we convert some of these people into happy paying clients?
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Focus on SMEs: Small firms a drag?

Focus on SMEs: Small firms a drag? | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
New Zealand does not have enough big companies to sustain the thousands of small businesses in the economy, says the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants' chief executive, Terry McLaughlin.The fact that so many Kiwi businesses...
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Guide To Avoiding Typical Start Up Mistakes | Stuff.co.nz

Hints on how to survive that crucial first year in business. Set up the right business structure within the first 12 months. Not necessarily on day one, but once you've worked out that you've got a business; meaning you've got ...
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Peace of Mind for Employers

Peace of Mind for Employers | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
The Department of Labour’s Employment Agreement Builder is making it easier for employers to stay up to date with employment relations legislation.
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Due process key to disciplining staff | Stuff.co.nz

Q: An employee phoned this morning saying that he was sick and couldn't come into work. I know for a fact that he was drinking heavily at an inner-city bar last night and I think he's just hung-over. What can I do about it?
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NZ employees on hunt for new jobs - survey

NZ employees on hunt for new jobs - survey | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
New Zealand employers may struggle to retain workers over the next 12 months, with 68 per cent of employees likely to be looking for a new job, according to the Kelly Global Workforce Index.That's just higher than the international...
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Trial periods - one year on | Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: While the dust is settling on the 90 day trial period introduction just over a year ago, issues do still arise and 18 cases have been heard by the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.
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International Council for Small Business World Conference | ecentre ...

International Council for Small Business World Conference | ecentre ... | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
International Council for Small Business World Conference. 24.4.12 posted by Jess. Experts in entrepreneurship and small to medium-sized businesses will gather in the capital in June for the 2012 International Council for Small Business ...
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NZ has the makings of a 'massive renaissance'

NZ has the makings of a 'massive renaissance' | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
New Zealand has the makings of a "massive renaissance" with a number of small to medium sized businesses capable of creating money off the strength of their ideas with small capital outlay, says visiting futurist Mark Stevenson.Stevenson,...
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Marketing not just an indulgence for small business

Marketing not just an indulgence for small business | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Many small businesses are loath to splash out much on marketing. Why?Often a fear of investing in marketing activity comes from not understanding what marketing entails and how it ties into achieving a company's business objectives....
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Small Business: How to win in the Dragon's Den

Small Business: How to win in the Dragon's Den | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Jens Mueller, University of Waikato Associate Professor, a former Chair/CEO of large global enterprises, works with MBA participants at Waikato Management School, specialising in governance and entrepreneurship.
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Firms' struggles hit families

Firms' struggles hit families | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Most owners of small companies rate family relationships as more important than business success but almost three-quarters of them are having to sacrifice time with loved ones in order to ensure their firms survive, a survey says.The...
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China Business 2012: Clearing the path for cleantech

China Business 2012: Clearing the path for cleantech | Small Business NZ | Scoop.it
Rising demand, available investment funding and strong Government support are just some of the opportunities for cleantech New Zealand companies looking to do business in China.News the world's second largest economy will pour £1.1...
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