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The 8th Annual New Zealand Angel Investment Showcase: Who Pitched?

On Thursday 13 September, 12 companies and 1,000 investors made their way to Spark arena for the 8th Annual NZ Angel Investment Showcase. Below is a quick summary of each of ...

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Cost of Raising Capital for Business

If only securing finance was as easy as a handshake or a verbal agreement. The cost of raising capital can be in the tens of thousands (depending on the size of your business ...

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Raising Equity: 10 Questions to Determine the Financial Health of your Business

Before you consider raising equity, it’s important to get your finances in order. Here are ten questions to ask yourself to help determine the financial health of your business.

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Raising Equity: Business Valuations and Calculating ROI for Potential Investors

If someone asked you how much your business is worth - and they will if you're trying to raise equity - could you provide a confident answer? Determining the value of a ...

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Business Succession Planning Begins With Life Goals

An Icehouse survey of business owners found a wide range of motivations behind starting out in business. Making money (seven percent) was just one, and not as important as ...

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10 Things The Best Founders Do

I believe in the old adage, “If you want to be great, learn from the things that great people do.” As investors, observing 100s if not 1000s of entrepreneurs, we are at an ...

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How to Transform an "Interesting" Story into a Powerful Strategic Story in Just Two Moves

I’d just received an email from Andy Hamilton, CEO of The Icehouse, asking if I’d take a look at making an already very interesting business-brand Story more powerful.  “Do I ...

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Transforming a Senior Team to Manage Change

As they say, change is the new norm. Whether you’re having to change your business direction to adjust to advancing markets or you just need to change to improve value ...

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What Is Sustainable Growth and What Does That Look Like for Your Business?

Growth matters but growth by itself isn’t the answer.  A business can fail to reach its full potential by growing too fast and too slow. Growth should be deliberate and ...

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Intellectual Property and Investment Mythology | James & Wells

Intellectual property (IP) is an important consideration for investors when considering whether to invest in a business. At James & Wells we work with many businesses seeking ...

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