How to Get the Best out of Your Business Travel
Nov02

How to Get the Best out of Your Business Travel

    We’ve all heard travel horror stories – missed flights, endless queues and frustrating helpdesk calls, all of which cost businesses time and money. Grant Avis, general manager of Gilpin Travel talks about the business benefits of engaging a corporate travel agency. Although booking online has become the norm, it’s not necessarily the best option for all types of business travel. “For example, booking long-haul...

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Fighting the Fear of Change
Nov02

Fighting the Fear of Change

    Knowing how to make the best use of technology is key to business growth, according to three local experts who spoke at a recent New Zealand Business Intelligence (NZBI) seminar in Christchurch.  NZBI, which is dedicated to the growth and development of business in New Zealand, presented the seminar ‘Business @ Speed – how to leverage technology to grow your business’ at Mona Vale in September. Presenting on the big...

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Paying It Forward
Nov02

Paying It Forward

    No doubt you’ve heard the words ‘social enterprise’ thrown around quite a lot lately. Perhaps it’s due to the recent Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch which has stirred up the conversation, or perhaps it’s due to our Kiwi ingenuity creating social enterprises all over the place, or maybe it’s a mixture of the two. Whichever way you have stumbled upon the term, it’s clear to see that social enterprises are on...

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Balancing Acts – How to Run a Business and Manage a Family
Nov02

Balancing Acts – How to Run a Business and Manage a Family

    Juggling running a business and a family can put parents under a lot of pressure, especially during the school holidays, but there are ways to make life easier. While the kids enjoy a well-deserved break, many parents find it difficult to timetable children into busy work schedules – and this is particularly true for parents who operate their own small to medium sized businesses. MYOB general manager and mother of two,...

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Mastering Motivation – How to Motivate Yourself and Those Around You
Oct12

Mastering Motivation – How to Motivate Yourself and Those Around You

    The year starts with a hiss and a bang; you are chock full of motivation, goals and plans. By the time winter arrives, your motivation is beginning to ebb and by spring you’re wondering how you found the energy and time to even make such plans.  Luckily we’re here with some tips to get bother and your team motivated, and some top talk from the top. How to get motivated  Firstly, and arguably most importantly, choose to...

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Up in Smoke – Clearing the Air About Marijuana’s Medical Benefits
Sep14

Up in Smoke – Clearing the Air About Marijuana’s Medical Benefits

    For years studies have purported to show that marijuana use has a wide range of ill health effects, but recent research has shown positive results in the field of medicinal use. How can that be? Marijuana, also known as cannabis, comes from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC that acts on specific brain cell receptors that ordinarily react to natural THC-like...

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