NZBusiness April 2012

NZBusiness April 2012

COVER STORY
The business planner

Laura Humphreys is a Wellington-based entrepreneur who not only knows how to start and grow businesses, but also how to plan for an exit with profit. And she’s fired up about sharing her knowledge with other business owners through her online mentoring programme Liber8me. Glenn Baker has her story.

FEATURES
Part accountant, part advisor

Today’s business accountant wears two hats – ‘bean counter’ and ‘business advisor’. This new breed of accountant can deliver good all-round advice on a wide range of business issues, as Patricia Moore reports.
Judged outstanding:
The 2012 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS WINNERS
The New Zealand International Business Awards pay tribute to the work of our outstanding export companies and the ambitious individuals who drive them. Meet this year’s winners in this special 11-page review.
Show us the money
Looking for funding to grow your business? You must get smart if you want to get the money. Kevin Kevany reviews the funding landscape and gathers advice from the financiers.
Outlook cloudy
Bill Bennett offers a no-nonsense, beginner’s guide to cloud computing and its benefits for business.

ACHIEVERS
Windows (and doors) of opportunity
Renalldoors is a family-run Carterton business that has always harnessed cutting-edge technology to stay ahead of its competitors. Its latest acquisition is a major new initiative, as business owner Cameron Shaw explains to editor Glenn Baker.