NZBusiness February 2012

NZBusiness February 2012

COVER STORY
The girl who likes shoes
It’s 2012 and Kathryn Wilson is living her dream. Attracted to the fashion shoe industry from a young age, Kathryn’s brand and business has developed quickly over the years and now more Asian markets are in her sights. She tells her story to editor Glenn Baker.

FEATURES
Paperless productivity
How intelligent business systems can create hundreds of extra hours a year for businesses.
Lessons on upskilling
Looking to grow your business? Aside from looking at the fundamental aspects such as marketing and sales, perhaps you should look in the mirror as well and work on yourself. Patricia Moore investigates the benefits of short courses for business owners.
Payroll’s great cloud migration
SMEs are rushing to outsource payroll services in order to become more focused and productive. Kevin Kevany has been scanning the payroll horizon for other developments too. Includes our Bonus 2012 Payroll Systems Guide!
Pacific aid means business
A progress report on the BMNZ Pacific Mentoring Programme.
MVNOs about to shake the tree
Bill Bennett reports on a new breed of phone company that can be better for businesses.

ACHIEVERS
Great expectations
Belinda Simon has always had great ambitions for her online maternity and children’s boutique Pregoli. Now those ambitions are fast becoming reality.
Service with a smile
North Shore Dental is a classic example of how sticking to the basics of customer service encourages consistent business growth.
Sure to grow
Four Blenheim alumni review the benefits of completing an ICEHOUSE Achieving Business Growth workshop.
A shortbread story
From organic farming to exporting premium shortbread, David and Rita Bell have packed a lot into their business careers.