NZBusiness June 2014

NZBusiness June 2014
COVER STORY
Failure is an option
For Scrattch founder Lou Donnelly-Davey, failure is just part of the lifecycle of a technology entrepreneur. It should be seen as a bonus, she says, a tick in the box of business experience. 
The trouble is, too few New Zealanders see it that way.
 
FEATURES
World class Kiwis give businesses the edge
Discover the network that’s enabling business connections in new markets. 
Chasing the vision 
A reality check on business start-ups from those who’ve been there.
Making tax less taxing
Tax management must be a 52 weeks-a-year commitment to be successful. 
Finding your pathway to business growth
A series of specialised seminars and reports can help you plan for growth more effectively.
Where career paths begin
First Foundation offers a foundation of success for young people and businesses.
A business partnership with owner managers
David Irving highlights how owner manager partnerships with external advisors boost business performance.
 
INSPIRATION
From chippy to business builder
Making the transition from builder to business owner required a major shift in mindset for Reon Paterson.
Behind the tulle and taffeta   
Hard work, long hours and a quiet determination helped Kris MacLeod realise her dream.
Joy to the world
Building a successful business on both sides of the world has given Dr Raj Sidhu an appreciation for overcoming challenges.
 
HELP DESK
Healthy bodies = better performing business
Creating effective packaging designs
Time tips for overloaded working parents