Business Update – 13 October 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Government to Ramp Up COVID-19 Vaccinations A record 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in a single day is expected in the mass immunization drive on 16 October, as the government aims to boost vaccination rates before easing restrictions in Auckland. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern encouraged those 12 years old and…  Read more

Business Update – 29 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. 45 New COVID-19 Cases a Week After Alert Level Downgrade The government has recorded 45 new community cases of COVID-19, and all new cases were from Auckland. Everyone in Auckland is urged to stay within their bubbles and wear face masks. Auckland was nearing the end of its first…  Read more

Business Update – 22 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Auckland Moves to Alert Level 3 Auckland has moved out of Alert Level 4 lockdown, but could remain in Alert Level 3 for months, according to experts. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern believes the outbreak can still be controlled under control under Level 3 as long as people stick to…  Read more

Business Update – 15 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Auckland Lockdown Extended The government has extended the lockdown in Auckland for at least another week to eliminate small delta variant outbreaks. On Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the decision to extend the city’s lockdown until 21 September. From there, Auckland will move from level 4 to level…  Read more

Business Update – 9 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Lockdown Outside Auckland Has Been Lifted The nationwide lockdown outside Auckland has been lifted after three weeks. At midnight on Tuesday, the country moved into Alert Level 2. This means people are already allowed to return to work and school. However, Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 for…  Read more

How to Scale Your Business with Minimal Effort

If you want your business to grow, at some point you’ll have to think about scaling it. Scaling it isn’t exactly the same as growing it, though they are often used interchangeably. Growth refers to adding resources and increasing your revenue in a linear fashion. You double your number of offices to double your number of customers, for example. Scaling means increasing your revenue without a substantial increase in the…  Read more

Business Update – 1 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Auckland Lockdown Extended Authorities have extended the lockdown in Auckland for two weeks. Meanwhile, most other parts of the country have moved to Alert Level 3, with Northland to join them on Thursday night. Level 3 eases some restrictions to allow local travel and interaction with family members outside…  Read more

Business Update – 25 August 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. NZ Extends Lockdown The government announced on Monday that it will extend a strict nationwide lockdown until at least Friday to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from growing. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the lockdown will continue until at least the end of the month in Auckland, where most of…  Read more

Business Update – 18 August 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. 7 new cases after snap nationwide lockdown Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a nationwide lockdown after the country confirmed a COVID-19 case yesterday– the first locally transmitted coronavirus case in the community since February. Today, seven new cases have been reported. An unvaccinated 58-year-old man in Auckland tested…  Read more

Tips for proofreading your business writing

For small businesses, nothing reduces credibility faster than careless typos and sloppy spelling. The trouble is, business owners are often so busy they neglect to notice the errors that can creep into their work, in spite of the latest word processing spelling and grammar tools. Taking the time to carefully edit your newsletters, reports, emails, blog posts and marketing collateral – following these simple tips – will make all the…  Read more

Creating your business to-do list

When you’re an entrepreneur, your to-do list is often long and constantly growing longer. There are an overwhelming number of things you need to do, and it can feel like they’re all urgent. In such cases, it’s easy to push important tasks to the side and focus on less-vital activities, but that often means you miss deadlines, make mistakes or always feel as though you’re trying to catch up. Here…  Read more

Essential Tips to Grow Your Family Business

Most family business owners have a similar goal in mind – to grow the business and pass it on to the next generation of their family. While keeping the business in the family and getting to work with your parents, siblings, or children who share common goals can be a fun and rewarding experience, running and growing a family-owned business isn’t without its challenges. Conflicting views on business and family…  Read more

Four great ways to get more leads for your business

It’s very rare these days that people just happen to find your business and become a client or customer with no work on your part. Your business has to grab people’s attention, turn curious visitors into leads and then convert those leads into sales. This means that the more solid leads you have, the greater your chances of making a sale. Solid leads are those contacts who are engaged in…  Read more

Easy ways to build an online business

More and more people are leaving their office jobs and setting up an online business these days, especially because of COVID-19/ Running an online business offers a way for you to work from home and be your own boss. It may sound like an overwhelming process, but many entrepreneurs find it fulfilling. Here are some tips to increase the chances your small online business will be a success, and you’ll…  Read more

How Small Businesses are Boosting Sales During COVID-19

We started 2020 with optimism and hope that this year was going to be better than the last– but then, COVID-19 happened and brought sudden massive changes worldwide. It has disrupted the way we interact, shop, work, and transact. Businesses of all sizes have been plunged into darkness, with some even having to shut completely Meanwhile, others managed to find dynamic solutions to shelter their businesses from the harsh impacts…  Read more

Pandemic Preparedness Tips for Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has caught most of us off guard. Who would’ve thought that the world would spend the year battling a virus? This unprecedented global crisis is a reminder that these business threats are very real and acts as a wake-up call for business leaders. Even if the scenario may seem far-fetched, it pays to prepare for the worst. When a pandemic hits, businesses play a crucial role in…  Read more

A Guide to Business Recovery in the pandemic world

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic is not just a public health issue, it’s also caused lockdowns and financial worries on a global scale. Small businesses are not strangers to the impacts of the pandemic. In a survey by the International Trade Centre (ITC) among 1,200 businesses in 109 countries between 20 April and 4 May, the pandemic has strongly affected 60% of the businesses. The results of the survey…  Read more

Ways to benchmark your business

For many business owners, determining the success of a business comes down to how much profit the company makes. Of course, finances are an important measure of an company’s overall success. If you don’t bring in more than you spend you won’t be in business for long. Profit, however, isn’t the only important benchmark by which to measure your business. There are other important factors business owners can and should…  Read more

Ways to benchmark your business

For many business owners, determining the success of a business comes down to how much profit the company makes. Of course, finances are an important measure of an company’s overall success. If you don’t bring in more than you spend you won’t be in business for long. Profit, however, isn’t the only important benchmark by which to measure your business. There are other important factors business owners can and should…  Read more

10 Ways to Protect Your Business from Online Threats

Businesses of all sizes are under constant threat from cybercriminals and malicious software, with even some of the world’s largest and apparently impenetrable organizations making headlines in recent years after falling victims to cyberattacks. Although the risk is generally lower for smaller companies, since they don’t tend to be primary targets for hackers, it is still essential to take every precaution to make sure that you, your employees and your…  Read more

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