NZBusiness February 2009
THE POWER OF TWO
Rotorua’s Peter and Tania Davis have realised some major goals in the three years they’ve been in business and earned significant plaudits along the way. NZBusiness talks to this inspirational couple.
While residency in The ICEHOUSE Business Growth Centre has opened all sorts of doors for James Madelin, success has also come about through hard work and a clever product. By Glenn Baker.
COVER STORY: IS THIS A GOOD TIME TO SET UP SHOP?
Why would anyone choose to start up a business in a recession? Ruth Le Pla goes to the experts to examine the pluses and minuses of launching a new venture in one of the toughest business climates in living memory.
FILLING IN THE GAPS
Business owners are finally accepting that more knowledge is power and are signing up to short courses in larger than ever numbers. Patricia Moore looks at some of the options available to them.
SORTING THE PAYROLL
Having your payroll sorted is vital to good employee morale. A suitable payroll system can also make a significant contribution to the bottom line.
MARCHING TO A DIFFERENT BEAT
Much turmoil has gripped the financial markets in the past 12 months. So when it comes to financing business growth is it still credit as usual, or is there a new set of rules to play by? Glenn Baker investigates.
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT: AVOIDING THE TRAPS
The emergence of ‘Web 2.0’ alongside widespread broadband development has altered the Internet playing field for small business owners. What works and what doesn’t in today’s commercial web world? By Vikki Bland.
The Power of Two
Cover Story: Is this a good time to set up shop?
Filling in the Gaps
Sorting the Payroll
Marching to a Different Beat
Website Development: Avoiding the Traps