November 2019

Chartered accountant adds specialist skills

We’d like to reintroduce you to Chartered Accountant Ben Crum who has rejoined us after a time away gaining further experience.

A clearly defined and thoughtful business strategy is key for pharmacy success

The tightening commercial pressures of an increasingly competitive market has seen pharmacy owners become more strategic and innovative in their business decision-making.

HAMR Home Building Contractors | Building business success on the Coromandel Peninsula

Starting a new business in the middle of the global financial crisis may not be for everyone, but for Richard and Hannah Warwick it was the perfect time to launch their company, HAMR Home Building Contractors.

John Coltman | Good health to protect wealth

He’s been a police officer, builder and run an iconic Wellington art gallery, but these days John Coltman is all about helping others realise their own business and family dreams.

South Wairarapa Veterinary Services | Mouse or horse – best health is the aim

For the past 40 years, South Wairarapa Veterinary Services (SWVets) has gained a solid reputation for the comprehensive care of all species of animals: production, lifestyle, pleasure and companion.

Goldfields Jet | Striking gold year-round for seasonal tourism busines

Since 1991, Goldfields Jet has given hundreds of thousands of thrill seekers the ride of their lives on Central Otago’s Kawarau River, Staircase Rapids and Kawarau Gorge. Cam Jones had been working as a jetboat driver for the company since 2011, but in mid-2018, bought the business.

Caltex Omahu | Service fuels success

At a time when retailing is moving towards self-service, it’s top-shelf team service that has Caltex Omahu in Hastings flying high.

Liddells Pharmacy | Service sells with a personal touch

In a fiercely competitive and fast-changing market, an 80 year-old Pukekohe pharmacy is doubling down on what it does best – great service with a personal touch.

Why you must set SMART goals

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot”. A SMART goal has five parameters; any goal (if you want to achieve it) must be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Need help resetting the goals in your Business Plan?

Wacky business ideas

Ever dreamt of being your own boss? Well, millions of people have turned that dream into a reality and some even claim it’s easy! Based on some of the strange, yet successful, business ideas out there, they might just be right.

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