How the Internet of Things is impacting New Zealand businesses

NZ Entrepreneur

And while it may seem like a relatively new technological advancement, IoT has in fact been in use for many years in its simplest form – however more recently there have been advances in how effectively it can be used.

HomeAway Buys a Stake in Bookabach of New Zealand

SiliconHills

Austin-based HomeAway just increased its presence in Asia with the acquisition of Bookabach Limited, a New Zealand-based vacation rental site.

Potential Progress On Dealing With Software Patents

Feld Thoughts

While we continue to struggle with patent trolls in the US – which used to be called “non-practicing entities” (NPEs) but now apparently prefer to be called ”patent assertion entities” (PAE) – the New Zealand government has announced that software will no longer be patented. Patents functional claiming new zealand

Kiwi lean startup + Australia next

Startup Lessons Learned

I want to especially thank the dozens of Kiwis who acted as my guardians and escorts from place to place, even driving me around on the wrong side of the road Every tourist will tell you that New Zealand is a beautiful country, and they are not kidding.

Why our small businesses are a BIG deal

NZ Entrepreneur

But while it’s true that New Zealand needs more globally successful brands bringing us in mountains of foreign cash, there are some very real reasons we need to place more emphasis on valuing and supporting our small businesses and small business owners.

NZ product standards? What you need to know

NZ Entrepreneur

If so, there are various product standards you should know about to enable your product to be sold in New Zealand. Creating a bold new product to meet a gap in the market – or even importing one – is exciting stuff.

[Asia] Asian Attitudes Towards Creativity And Education Differ: Adobe Study

YoungUpstarts

68% of respondents from Australia-New Zealand strongly agree that basic digital media skills are essential for a 21st century workforce, much higher than the APAC average of 54%.

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Finance and accounting biggest headache for small biz owners followed by tech

NZ Entrepreneur

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, and you’ve struggled at any point with mastering a new business management skill, you’re not alone. Adrienne Church is General Manager at Prospa New Zealand.

Supporter Channel: Firefly Digital

NZ Entrepreneur

Aged just 23 at the time of launch, and now 28, Baxter has since grown that initial $100 investment into an agency with 15 staff serving customers throughout New Zealand and internationally, and revenues approaching $2M pa. Listen on Soundcloud.

What Government funding is available for startups in NZ?

NZ Entrepreneur

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “What Government funding is available for startups in New Zealand?” For the majority of new business owners, there are no Government funds that will give you the founder, cash to start your new business.

Four cash flow tips to boost small business

NZ Entrepreneur

Ranked by the World Bank as the easiest country in which to start a business, New Zealand has in many respects become the poster-child for entrepreneurship. According to Xero , on average, only 50 percent of New Zealand’s small businesses were cash flow positive in the past year.

Go global or grow local? The Kiwi startup quandary

NZ Entrepreneur

A new study considers whether it is better to “go global” from day one, or to grow locally first. New Zealand startups need to be thinking globally from day one, but going global before they are really ready can put the entire business at risk,” ecentre CEO Jackie Young said.

Trade Mark Check tool a “world-first” for IPONZ

NZ Entrepreneur

A world-first new tool is now available that you can use to identify in one click if a trade mark image, logo or word is unique or not. IPONZ estimates there are approximately 10,000 new businesses each year that don’t register their intellectual property.

How NZ entrepreneurs can up their capital raising game

NZ Entrepreneur

In the first of a three part series on early stage business investment, we asked serial entrepreneur and investor Josh Comrie what three key things New Zealand entrepreneurs must get better at when it comes to seeking angel investment.

Online reviews are essential but remember their real purpose

NZ Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur you want a positive online presence to drive new customers in-store but it’s crucial is that you remain genuine and actually listen to what your customers have to say – because customer reviews are more than just free advertising.

If you’re not making video content, you’re not on the radar

NZ Entrepreneur

Co-founder of Little Cactus Media he’s worked across New Zealand, the USA and Canada with some of the biggest companies from Skycity to Zillow to Microsoft. Only half of all SME’s in New Zealand at that time had a website.

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Patent and Immigration Reform Activities

Feld Thoughts

It pains me to see other countries – such as Canada, the UK, and New Zealand – be more progressive, open, and forward thinking around entrepreneurship and innovation than the US. Two of the public policy things I care about are patent reform and immigration reform. I believe our patent system – especially with regard to software and business method patents – is completely and totally broken.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

YoungUpstarts

New Zealand: Creative. So in Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden and United States, professionals used the word creative in their profiles to give themselves an edge in the careers… except that many others also describe themselves similarly.

How To Create Conditions For Creative Breakthroughs

YoungUpstarts

People who may have felt stuck, suddenly see new possibilities and are inspired to pursue them. First, you can consciously seek out more diverse settings – or people – where new, reframed questions can emerge.

[Event] Over 540 Young Entrepreneurs To Converge On Global Startup Youth

YoungUpstarts

Malaysia will see over 500 youth descend on its capital Kuala Lumpur this October for Global Startup Youth (GSY) , a three-day idea accelerator program aimed at helping young entrepreneurs shape and launch new projects that will hopefully evolve into sustainable global businesses.

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JFDI.Asia Announces 2013 Startup Lineup

YoungUpstarts

DayTripR, from Singapore and New Zealand, have an online data collection utility.

Last week I shared my startup experiences with the Metro Atlanta Chamber…

Jeff Hilimire

My favorite bit: The company, Spunlogic, moved out of his mother’s basement and into an office after landing a deal with a New Zealand company. As hopes heightened and excitement built, the New Zealand company went bankrupt without a penny spent on Spunlogic. “It

Movieloci.com Shows You Where Movie Scenes Are Shot

YoungUpstarts

We were more impressed to find out that some of the actual scenes in the film featuring those landscapes were actually shot on location in New Zealand.

Chartered Managers adding leadership value in Australia & NZ

NZ Entrepreneur

In Australia and New Zealand, the Chartered Manager accreditation is changing the game for leaders and businesses. Success in business rests heavily on getting a good return on your investment.

Entrepreneur’s 5 Month Journey Transforms Her Business Philosophy

Hearpreneur

In 2014, Maggie cycled for 5 months around the mountainous roads of New Zealand, towing her two-year-old son the entire way. My five month journey cycle touring New Zealand was nothing short of adventure. We began our adventure in Christchurch where my mothers’ best friend dropped us off at our starting point and then we circumnavigated the south island of New Zealand on our bikes. Entrepreneurship has evolved.

SME business owners face mental health “crisis”

NZ Entrepreneur

Anxiety New Zealand Trust psychologist Rachael Chalmers says the hours of owning or managing a small business often carry over into family or home life, leaving very little space for self-care.

Video: Top 5 digital marketing trends and how they are changing in 2019

NZ Entrepreneur

Digital marketing moves at such a fast pace, but I’ve been careful to not include things such as voice search that is currently blowing up in America but hasn’t quite penetrated the New Zealand market.

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The Importance Of Cultural Understanding In Business

YoungUpstarts

You would expect a company like Nike to follow suit in regards to cultural sensitivity, but the footwear and clothing manufacturer got it badly wrong when introducing a new line of patterned leggings in New Zealand.

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What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!

The Best Places to Start a Business in 2015

Up and Running

Recent developments – including an influx of new college grads and the well-deserved (if you ask me) popularity of a TV show based in the city and bearing the same name as the city – have also made it cool again. New Zealand.

Have you done your annual entrepreneurial health check?

NZ Entrepreneur

The current New Zealand economic climate is buoyant and businesses are well positioned for growth. This might be in the form of multiple overdraft extension requests for new funding lines, such as equipment finance or term debt.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success

YoungUpstarts

Unleashing creative thinking helps drive businesses forward, improve customer value propositions and identify new opportunities that deliver on the needs of our ever changing customers. By Dr. Karen Reddington, Regional Vice President of FedEx Express, South Pacific.

Kiwi businesses not ready for next gen technology, despite evidence

NZ Entrepreneur

Kiwi business owners are struggling to keep up with the pace of technological change – even as their businesses are disrupted by it – according to a new report, released today. He says businesses should embrace new technology rather than avoid it or wait until it’s too late.

Smart hacks for recruiting on social media

NZ Entrepreneur

In the US and Canada, you can actually post jobs to Facebook, but here in New Zealand we have to make do with some more creative tactics. So, it’s likely to be a fertile hunting ground for your new hire, if you can cut through all of the noise and confusion of the site.

Is my business idea feasible? Key questions to ask before you start.

NZ Entrepreneur

Doing a business feasibility study first will help you figure out whether your new business idea is worth your time, energy and money – all very precious commodities. It might sound a bit dry and dusty, compared with the adventure of a new venture.

Slyde Handboards – Shredding A New Wave For Surfing

YoungUpstarts

Today, the sport is popular as ever, and Slyde Handboards intend to ride that wave and shred a whole new destiny.

Instagram And Pinterest New Social Media Stars: Experian

YoungUpstarts

The explosion of online social networking continues worldwide, fueled by a recent slew of new niche social networks that range from the sharing of “filtered” snapshots with Instagram , or the social sharing of images with online pinboard Pinterest. New Zealand.

7 Entrepreneurs Who Started Successful Businesses In College

YoungUpstarts

Fully comprehending the challenges and requirements of Ivy League education, this 22-year-old New Zealand business owner, a Harvard graduate himself, decided to use his expertise and knowledge to help kids define their aspirations and gain world-class education.

Pradeep Raman joins us at Forward Partners

The Equity Kicker

Prior to Piton Pradeep was an entrepreneur, founding three companies in New Zealand and the UK. I’m pleased to let you all know that Pradeep Raman has joined us as Senior Associate from Piton Capital , a VC fund that invests in marketplaces.

Four Tips For Singaporean Startups To Ensure Success Past The Five Year Mark

YoungUpstarts

A study by NUS Enterprise reported that almost every second young startup is currently focused on developing completely new technology. Be open to new technology. In particular, she says, “be open to exploring new technologies and ideas.

In the Lean In Era, Business And Tech Still Fail To Promote Women; 4 Ways To Fix The Problem Now 

YoungUpstarts

Governments, stock exchanges, and industry groups in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, for example, are very active on gender diversity issues. by Douglas M.

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From Contest to Company: 6 Tips for Taking a Startup to the Next Level

ReadWriteStart

Win or lose, how can a new company make the most of the experience and the exposure? Vinny Lohan, who started New Zealand-based big data analytics company OneBuzz , said "Your existing team that participated in the contest might not be the right team for you to build a business around.

10 ways to tell if your price is too low

NZ Entrepreneur

You might need to invest in new equipment, new staff, or more of the same. The threshold for GST in New Zealand is a turnover of $60K per year. Pricing strategy, part of your sales and marketing strategy, is key to growing your sales.