NZBusiness October 2013

NZBusiness October 2013

COVER STORY
An audience with the whisperer

Deborah Lee Marlow’s business ventures have taken her all over the world – from North America to Germany, France and most recently Ireland. Now she’s putting down her roots in New Zealand.
Glenn Baker caught up with an inspirational woman – a seasoned entrepreneur with a unique perspective on business here, and a wealth of advice to share with business owners.

FEATURES
2013 Accounting Software Guide

The world of accounting software continues to adapt, evolve and innovate – with the move to online-delivered solutions by far the biggest trend. Kevin Kevany reviews the market and we list the latest offerings from the key providers.

The changing face of tourism
New government funding, a National Tourism Plan, changes in the way travellers are booking, evolving demographics and a global hospitality revolution, are just some of the factors impacting local tourism businesses. ‘Look After Me’ founder Julia Charity reports on the changing face of our hospitality industry.

Rostering for the real world
Ashley Campbell profiles Christchurch-based rostering software developer goRoster and discovers what it takes to succeed in the ‘cloudsphere’.

ACHIEVERS
Little schools, big ambitions

Maria Johnson exports her winning preschool business formula to China.
Success from the outside in
Stephen Pinkney and Christina Gomes have developed an innovative cladding solution that significantly improves building quality. By Patricia Moore.
Values-based and proud
Glenn Baker talks to Raymond Dobbe – a business owner who wears his principles on his sleeve and fosters a workplace culture with attitude.
A business for the birds
Debbie Stewart’s Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre in Rotorua is testimony to her passion and tenacity to get the job done.