NZBusiness August 2013

NZBusiness August 2013

COVER STORY
Capital attraction

Remember that D-word used to describe Wellington earlier this year? NZBusiness has gathered evidence to prove the capital’s business sector is very much alive and thriving. Editor Glenn Baker reports on a diverse, inspired and innovative business community – a community in the truest sense of the word.

FEATURES
Shifting gears

Total cost transparency, improved reporting and a wider service offering to put company administrators at ease with their balance sheets – these are just some of the latest trends impacting the company vehicle leasing space.

All you ever wanted to know about business insurance (but were just too busy to ask!)
Insurance providers identify the five most important facts owner managers must know when reviewing each category of insurance. By Kevin Kevany.

Question time: Business with heart
Kevin Christie is owner and CEO of Tauranga-based Footsteps Education – an innovative early childhood organisation that provides home-based early childhood education and care to over 1500 children and caregivers across New Zealand.

ACHIEVERS
Great aspirations

Greg Sheehan is growing a new, ‘better’ business accounting model with RightWay – a cloud-based accountancy and advisory network.
Waste not!
Patricia Moore traces the life and times of Agri-Lab’s extraordinarily successful founder Angela Payne.
Mature staff rule
Opening Tart Bakery at age 49, Philippa Stephenson has quickly learnt the value in hiring ‘mature’ employees.
Engineered solutions
Sanjesh Lal’s Keola Homes business has been winning accolades, awards and new contracts.
HELP DESK
Attracting and retaining the best talent
The final of Jonny Mole’s ‘audience equity’ series.
New directions
Lesley Whyte applies the latest lessons from corporate boardrooms to the SME sector.
Sell the business or partner for growth?
Management minefields
A mini-series on people management issues.
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