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    Adaptable small firms focus on value

    Adaptable small firms focus on value


    Smaller accounting firms are part of the fabric of many New Zealand towns and cities but they, like the large firms, have to adapt to a rapidly changing...

    Smaller accounting firms are part of the fabric of many New Zealand towns and cities but they, like the large firms, have to adapt to a rapidly changing market.
    Palmerston North farm machinery giant Norwood celebrates 70 years

    Palmerston North farm machinery giant Norwood celebrates 70 years


    Palmerston North farm machinery giant Norwood, which once supplied Sir Edmund Hillary with tractors for an Antarctic expedition, is celebrating its 70th...

    Palmerston North farm machinery giant Norwood, which once supplied Sir Edmund Hillary with tractors for an Antarctic expedition, is celebrating its 70th year
    Service with a smile gives Nelson knife sharpener a cutting edge in business

    Service with a smile gives Nelson knife sharpener a cutting edge in business


    OPINION: The rise of the tv cooking shows over the last decade or so has resulted in home cooks improving their skills in the kitchen and investing in all sorts of new...

    OPINION: The rise of the tv cooking shows over the last decade or so has resulted in home cooks improving their skills in the kitchen and investing in all sorts of new gadgets.
    How to tell if your business is a zombie

    How to tell if your business is a zombie


    OPINION: It's a phenomenon plaguing New Zealand's business sector – zombie...

    OPINION: It's a phenomenon plaguing New Zealand's business sector – zombie businesses. 
    Here's how to get paid faster

    Here's how to get paid faster


    OPINION: Ask anyone who owns a small business what their biggest challenge is and nine times out of 10 they are going to tell you it's getting paid on time and managing cash...

    OPINION: Ask anyone who owns a small business what their biggest challenge is and nine times out of 10 they are going to tell you it's getting paid on time and managing cash flow.
    Cheese heaven – how it should be

    Cheese heaven – how it should be


    OPINION: A serious financial investor I was speaking to the other day told me he'd instructed his fund manager to 'redefine' his...

    OPINION: A serious financial investor I was speaking to the other day told me he'd instructed his fund manager to 'redefine' his portfolio.
    Hamilton duo launch Kiwi version of Cards Against Humanity

    Hamilton duo launch Kiwi version of Cards Against Humanity


    A Kiwi take on the popular Cards Against Humanity game will be put into production after a successful crowd funding...

    A Kiwi take on the popular Cards Against Humanity game will be put into production after a successful crowd funding campaign.
    Mr Whippy for meals: 'Bizarre' business licence for icecream trucks only

    Mr Whippy for meals: 'Bizarre' business licence for icecream trucks only


    A "bizarre" restriction that allows only ice cream trucks to sell food in residential areas has shut down a start-up's meal delivery...

    A "bizarre" restriction that allows only ice cream trucks to sell food in residential areas has shut down a start-up's meal delivery idea.
    Honey firm hits sweet spot at business awards

    Honey firm hits sweet spot at business awards


    Five years ago James Annabell gave his father Toby a beehive he'd bought on Trade Me as a Christmas...

    Five years ago James Annabell gave his father Toby a beehive he'd bought on Trade Me as a Christmas present.
    Software to help maintain many people's biggest asset, their home

    Software to help maintain many people's biggest asset, their home


    The founders of a Dunedin-based fintech start-up think they can help Kiwi homeowners turn around their poor record of home...

    The founders of a Dunedin-based fintech start-up think they can help Kiwi homeowners turn around their poor record of home maintenance.