NZBusiness December 2016

NZBusiness December 2016

COVER STORY
Fortune favours the bold

When Karim Hussona’s plan for a wholesale fax service failed to take off in the UK, he decided to try his luck on the other side of the world. Twenty-one years later the Group CEO of Compass Communications looks back on a remarkable business journey.

INSPIRATION
History makers
In 1989 a young upstart fashion brand began to make a name for itself worldwide. Twenty-seven years later WORLD’s star shines brighter than ever.

Remarkably determined
Retail shelves everywhere are awash with chocolate brands. Success requires remarkable vision and determination, which Tracey Melville-Smith has in spades.

Hello possums
Naturally tanned possum pelts are the USP for Pennie and Laurie Sands’
Taranaki-based business Envirofur – and they’re in hot demand worldwide.

FEATURES
The Interview: Ana Maria Moore

She owns Wellington’s iconic Bodyhaven Spa and with 25 years in the business Ana Maria Moore is a leader in the well-being and massage therapy sector.

Export spotlight
An exclusive series of short articles relevant to our export sector.
Read how WorldFront is helping position e-commerce at the top of New Zealand’s export market. Learn why Duncan NZ’s Andy and Vinnie Duncan are so excited by recent developments in venison exports; how Facebook tools are used to manage offshore marketing; how the Grow North Smart Innovation District is helping export businesses collaborate; and why online retailer NetPharmacy partnered with cross-border e-commerce specialist Azoya to access consumers in China.

Southern stars
Looking for a business-friendly city to launch a venture? Then look south to Invercargill where Avinash Varghese is one of a new generation of talented Southland-based entrepreneurs.

The case for sustainability
Abbie Reynolds outlines how SMEs that integrate sustainability into their core business strategy can enjoy lower costs, reduced risk, and new opportunities.

HELP DESK
New Year: New you? Or same old you?
Chris Taylor has advice for those of us who struggle to follow through on New Year resolutions.

Houston, you have a solution
John Barley provides some lessons from NASA to help create a smarter and safer workplace.

What’s going on in the world of Search?
Richard Conway reviews the latest developments in the search engine world and has some predictions for 2017.

Trust: the cornerstone of every relationship
How trust, accountability, transparency, competence and communication all contribute towards better customer relationships.

REGULAR
Tech Stuff with Bill Bennett
Franchise File
Marketing Maestro
Export Report
Issues with Balls