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NZBusiness+Management February 2020

NZBusiness + Management With two top business magazines combined into one digital issue, NZBusiness + Management offers a feast of information, inspiration and education for business leaders and owner managers from SME through to corporate. In Management our focus is to inspire New Zealand’s business leaders and the managers of today and tomorrow to succeed in business. NZBusiness was developed specifically for business owners, the editorial content is designed to inform, inspire and educate readers. Feature articles provide more in-depth information whilst profiles and case studies provide inspirational and aspirational content.

Country:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adrenalin Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
the new era dawning

Well, here we are. Goodbye teens, and hello twenties. The 20th century gave us the ‘Roaring 20s’. I wonder what the equivalent decade in the 21st century will be known as? It certainly won’t be ‘boring’. For the planet’s sake, and all of us on board, I’m hoping there’ll be less ‘ignoring’ and more ‘restoring’. This month NZBusiness has all the ingredients to help you get a little visionary about your business – to think about where you’re taking it in 2020 and beyond. It begins with our cover story and thoughts from a selection of forward-thinking business owners. Think back over the past 20 years and consider how technology has changed the business landscape – much of it driven by the Internet. Some of the more recent technologies – AI and blockchain for example –…

1 min.
new to nzbusiness.co.nz this month:

WHY POOR CYBERSECURITY HINDERS EMPLOYEE RETENTION THERE ARE THREE WAYS BUSINESSES CAN IMPROVE EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND ENGAGEMENT, AND AVOID HIDDEN COSTS, WITH A STRONG CYBERSECURITY APPROACH. THE POSITIVITY TO OVERPOWER THE ‘S’ WORD TO MANAGE STRESS, YOU NEED RESILIENCE. HAVING A DEFINED TOOLBOX OF COPING STRATEGIES ALLOWS BUSINESSES TO RECOGNISE THE PROBLEM AND WORK TOWARDS A SOLUTION. THE POWER OF THE BRAND IN A DIGITAL WORLD AS COMPANIES MOVE MORE OF THEIR ADVERTISING SPEND TO DIGITAL CHANNELS, MARKETERS AND CEOS ARE OFTEN LEFT WONDERING HOW THE POWER OF THE BRAND FITS INTO THIS ‘NEW WORLD’ OF ADVERTISING.…

9 min.
snippets

QUEST NEWMARKET VOTED TOP FRANCHISEE JOHN AND SUE Harvey of Quest Newmarket were named Franchisee of the Year at the annual Quest Apartment Hotels New Zealand and Fiji Network Conference late last year. Global property management software developer RMS took out Supplier of the Year. The Harveys said it was an honour to be recognised with the award. “Both Sue and I share this with the rest of our team at Quest Newmarket who all play a huge part in contributing to our success,” said John. “We take pride in the fact that as a team we have been recognised by Quest Corporate Office for our work and our level of customer service. Our simple ethos is to keep the customer happy and they will return.” The conference featured technical workshops…

5 min.
the practice with a conscience

Matthew and Alex Wild are on a mission to connect and empower a community – to enhance their local community in Christchurch with “health and happiness”, and “ignite a ripple effect that changes the world for the better”. They are achieving that through their Connect Chiropractic practice in Ferrymead, which aims to make chiropractic care financially accessible to everyone. After launching in November 2018, in the first nine months they had subsidised more than $40,000 worth of treatment. The practice’s Koha Fee System works on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. “By providing this option we make vital chiropractic care accessible for everyone regardless of their financial situation,” explains Matthew. The business is also achieving the vision of its founders through its Community Connect Programme, which profiles three different community groups each month,…

5 min.
rekindling those blueberry thrills

As start-up business stories go, this one is still just a young bud. McLennan Brothers Berries was still being formally established as a business at the time of writing, but the genesis for the brand can be traced all the way back to the mid-1980s. That’s when in the Grey Valley, with its micro-climate and nutrient-rich soils, Philip McLennan – with help from his family – planted the first, and only, blueberry orchard on the South Island’s West Coast. Philip was inspired to plant the berries after studying horticulture at Lincoln University. This was well before the health benefits of the berries was widely acknowledged. He later went on to further experimentation – this time with tayberries; a sweet-but-slightly-tarty Scottish hybrid of raspberry and blackberry (think canes of a raspberry plant, thorns…

8 min.
how the next decade is shaping up for business

OK, SO OFFICIALLY the new decade doesn’t kick off until the end of the year, and runs until the end of 2030. But, for business owners, it’s still timely to take stock of recent trends and plan out beyond 2020. As the saying goes, ‘Time and tide wait for no person’. So what does the business landscape look like going into the 20s? NZBusiness consulted a number of informed and insightful people for their take on key trends and issues that will impact on small and medium businesses (SMBs). With environmental and social issues currently high on agendas worldwide, not surprisingly our first stop was the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) and its long-serving CEO Rachel Brown. Here in New Zealand recent initiatives such as the Zero Carbon Bill and Ministry for the Environment’s waste…