Common New Zealand employment agreement mistakes

NZ Entrepreneur

In New Zealand, employment agreements (formerly known as employment contracts) set out the terms and conditions that govern the employment relationship, and under the Employment Relations Act 2000, every employee must have a signed, written employment agreement. New call-to-action.

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.

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Technology trends in the New Zealand business market

NZ Entrepreneur

Although it is still early in the maturity cycle, new technologies such as PowerBI, Power Apps, Flow, advanced analytics, Machine Learning and others (which are becoming more readily available) are providing businesses with a greater understanding of their data.

HomeAway Buys a Stake in Bookabach of New Zealand


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.

Interview: Simeon Burnett, 5 years of Snowball Effect

NZ Entrepreneur

It’s been five years since New Zealand equity crowdfunding company Snowball Effect got the go ahead from the Financial Markets Authority to bring Kiwi founders and investors a new way to raise and invest capital in ambitious New Zealand business ventures.

COVID-19: A message to business owners from our Editor

NZ Entrepreneur

In this message for New Zealand business owners, Richard Liew, founder and editor at #nzentrepreneur magazine shares some words of advice and encouragement for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Supporter Channel: Storytech

NZ Entrepreneur

” When award winning ad man James Hurman set out to provide New Zealand businesses with access to brand consulting services typically only affordable for large companies and household brands, it was this reasoning that drove him. Listen to the interview.

Patent protection or design protection?

NZ Entrepreneur

Inventions are effectively the concept residing in a new product or process. In most countries, including New Zealand, the term is 20 years. Most patents are filed for new products, machines, electronics, compositions, processes, and software.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Build your network, build your business

NZ Entrepreneur

The pluses are many, but there’s also a flipside – like the stresses of grappling with new skills, juggling multiple responsibilities or having to be “always on”, not to mention the added financial pressures and concerns. Adrienne Church is General Manager at Prospa New Zealand.

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.

Businesses working from home urged to take cyber security seriously

NZ Entrepreneur

Accounting and payroll software company MYOB, says local businesses need to seriously consider security when moving to new operating models, including working from home.

What intellectual property (IP) steps should a startup take?

NZ Entrepreneur

I was involved with the preparation of an investment disclosure statement for a well-known New Zealand company that wanted to raise capital to expand their service into the US. They had been running their very successful business in New Zealand for 10 years.

COVID-19 NZ Government business support package – are you eligible?

NZ Entrepreneur

The New Zealand Government has activated a business relief package to help affected businesses navigate these challenges. billion support for New Zealanders and business.

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


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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Do right and do better in business

NZ Entrepreneur

million to social enterprise projects in 16 countries including here in New Zealand.

How to make the January ‘quiet time’ work for you

NZ Entrepreneur

Being a small business owner often also means having to juggle a number of new and different roles and responsibilities – but learning new skills isn’t always easy. There are a growing number of alternative lending options available to small businesses in New Zealand.

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

Entrepreneur’s 5 Month Journey Transforms Her Business Philosophy


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.

Recruiting Before or After Christmas?

NZ Entrepreneur

It’s that time of the year where here in New Zealand many people and businesses are caught in a confusing whirlwind of priorities.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Founders’ Chat: Jack Coleman – Managing Your Cashflow

NZ Entrepreneur

I have a team of 12 developers in India and we build applications, websites and interactive ad units for businesses in New Zealand and Australia. Founders’ Chat is a series where we share the entrepreneurial journey of founders from the GridAKL start-up hub.

Saturday Startup Spotlight: Vesta

Austin Startup

We help eCommerce merchants automate their product catalogs so they can increase the number of products they sell online, get new arrangements online faster, and easily manage product discontinuations.

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


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.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


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.

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.

Top Tips to Increase Website Conversions


The other option is to spend time and money developing SEO , Social or Paid strategies and campaigns to get new traffic to the site. Note this prominent and well-designed link to the first stage of starting a new digital service inquiry.

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


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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Do entrepreneurs really have common character traits?

NZ Entrepreneur

Paddy Uppington, in his new book, The Barefoot Coach explores the concept of “mental toughness” in both sport and business psychology, also high on the desired trait list of an entrepreneur.