NZBusiness March 2016

COVER STORY
Meet the geospatial wizards

They operate in an exclusive industry sector; one that presents its own unique set of challenges. Vicinity Solutions’ Shelley Sutcliffe and Bryan Clarke have been thoroughly tested along their business journey, but have loved every minute. 

INSPIRATION
Flying high
Sofia and John Ambler are taking their helicopter tourism business to new heights. It all comes down to offering extraordinary experiences.
A dog day afternoon
Leanne Coste has turned her love for ‘fur babies’ and strong work ethic into an award-winning doggy day care and wellness centre .
Big noise for a little agency
Jacquie Walters’ public relations consultancy may have just four people on the team, but it performs right up there with the big city competition. 

FEATURES
The business of WOMAD

For 12 years Taranaki has hosted the WOMAD festival at the picturesque Bowl of Brooklands – an event demanding precision project management and teamwork.
Protecting potential
IP might be tough to get to grips with, but you must nail it down if you want long-term success in international markets.
Meetups teach women entrepreneurial ropes
Californian-turned-Kiwi social media strategist Francesca Alexander is using Hollywood-style Meetups to empower female entrepreneurs.
Meet super-data-analyst man
Text data analytics start-up TextFerret turns the text mining in
The Interview: Lisa Ford
Business Mentors GM Lisa Ford knows the value of mentoring for small business owners and is keen to see it become normal business practice.
New lines of responsibility
New laws governing workplace health and safety come into effect on April 4. With the prospect of increased liabilities and fines, it’s time to get proactive.
Change and disruption
Richard Conway lists the trends and behaviours that will help shape digital marketing strategies in 2016.