Growth by Acquisition
Aug04

Growth by Acquisition

Martz Witty Head of the Martz Group. www.martz.co.nz Looking for a quick fix to grow your business? Got the infrastructure ready but simply need a sudden influx of raw sales? Well then maybe growth by acquisition is the answer for you. I highlight maybe it is the answer because it is certainly never a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Growth by acquisition has been around for many years and has served many businesses, but it has tripped...

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Getting Back to Basics
Aug04

Getting Back to Basics

Kevin Vincent Managing director of  Vincent Consulting   www.vincentconsulting.co.nz Business in New Zealand continues to be demanding and when it is, we must get back to the basics. Norman Vincent Peale said “In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this and then begin looking for it.” There will be companies in any environment that due to their positioning and competencies can capitalise on any silver lining....

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Investing in Our City’s Future
Aug04

Investing in Our City’s Future

Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister It’s been fantastic to see progress on two major projects in Christchurch in recent months, with work underway on the Convention Centre site and the new Burwood Hospital open for patients. The Convention Centre has been one of the most hotly discussed topics in Christchurch in recent months, so it’s great to see work started on this important facility. Months of design and planning work have gone into...

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The Deft Art of Delegation
Jun24

The Deft Art of Delegation

Robyn Pearce Time management expert www.gettingagrip.com     Delegation, or the lack of it, can make or break any business. As I work with both large and small companies in a very wide range of industries around the world, I constantly hear that many owners and managers struggle with delegation. I’ve noticed two major mistakes made by many well-intentioned folk: 1. They’re available too much of the time to their staff. 2....

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Are You Sitting Pretty?
Jun24

Are You Sitting Pretty?

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz     Choosing seats that work for a wide range of people is a real challenge. There are so many considerations. Unless it’s a part of your job, it’s unlikely that you get to buy chairs that often. Maybe at work you might have some input into the choice of chair, but generally we get what we’re given. Sometimes these are chairs that with some adjustment features you...

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Buying Your Way Into Tourism
Jun24

Buying Your Way Into Tourism

Richard O’Brien Director of operations at NZ bizbuysell. www.nzbizbuysell.co.nz   Tourism has flown firmly into number one position as New Zealand’s prime industry – with no finish line in sight. Buying a business in the tourist sector can be a lucrative lifestyle option, attracting the sociable, savvy and adventurous. Opportunities abound in every niche. While a growth market is desirable when buying any business, tourism...

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