NZBusiness August 2012

NZBusiness August 2012

COVER STORY
Change or Die
If necessity is the mother of all invention, the ‘great recession’ has been the mother of all business reinvention. The new reality is upon us, there’s no returning to the ‘good old days’ of buoyant markets and easy money. So how have New Zealand’s SMBs coped? How can they reinvent themselves in order to grow? NZBusiness went in search of some ‘new thinking’ and practical advice, and discovered some businesses working hard to adapt to this post-recession business world.

FEATURES
Staying open for business
Risk management in business is not just about ‘mitigating’ and choosing policies. There is much more to it. Kevin Kevany reports.

Fleet smarts
‘Smart’ is a word that gets a lot of mileage when you’re talking to New Zealand’s business vehicle leasing firms – as Patricia Moore discovered.

Giving start-ups a helping hand
Fledgling business owner Kelly Fry is taking advantage of a new initiative between the BNZ and Business Mentors New Zealand.

Speed Interview
Ian Taylor is founder of three groundbreaking technology businesses in Dunedin: Taylormade Media, BookIt and Animation Research Limited. He also won the
Creative Category in the 2012 World Class New Zealand Awards. Fielding ten questions he reveals his insights on business innovation.If necessity is the
mother of all invention, the ‘great recession’ has been the mother of all business reinvention. The new reality is here, there’s no returning to the
‘good old days’ of buoyant markets and easy money. So how have New Zealand’s SMBs coped? How can they reinvent themselves in order to grow? Editor Glenn Baker goes in search of some ‘new thinking’ and advice, and discovered some businesses working hard to adapt to this post-recessionary world.

ACHIEVERS
Making fashion sense
Redhead’s Kylie Tate has proven she has the commercial eye to weather all economic storms.

It’s a dirty man’s world
How does an aircraft engineer end up running a mens skin care business? DirtyMan founder Mike Orange explains.

Exquisite jewellery, clever marketing
Diamonds is proof that you can operate a world-class e-commerce jewellery business from New Zealand.

HELP DESK
What sustainability means in an employee context.
Would you win gold at the Business Olympics?
Addressing GST errors and tax risk management.
Start-ups have never had it so good.
Why owners should make the best sales reps.
Facebook dismissals: a reality check.
A positive approach to tax and compliance.
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