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Reasons to Consider Filing a Patent When You Don’t Have a Crystal Ball

I often get asked if it is worth filing a patent for a new innovation. The answer to that is 'it depends'. It largely depends on your business strategy. In many instances it's ...

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Effectuation – The Best Theory of Entrepreneurship You Actually Follow, Whether You’ve Heard of It or Not

University of Virginia Darden professor Saras Sarasvathy’s groundbreaking 2001 paper “What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial” finally gained some widespread recognition when  ...

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Pitch Perfect: How to Sell Your Idea to a Roomful of Investors

A good pitch does a lot more than simply communicate a business idea—it excites, intrigues and makes people (people with money that is) want to get behind it.

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10 Tips For Kiwis Raising Venture Capital In Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley can be a daunting place for Kiwi entrepreneurs. The culture is different, it’s hard to know who’s who, and while organisations like Kiwi Landing Pad are ...

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Avon Engineering: Lean Manufacturing and Confidence Leads to Business Success

Programme: Owner Operator Programme and Achieving Business Growth Workshop Name: Neil Ross Company: Avon Engineering (Gore) Year founded: 2005 Industry: Manufacturing Location: ...

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Kiwi Companies Need to Think Bigger

Everything is fine in New Zealand is it not? The country has experienced a great few years. We have ridden the commodity boom and other countries' misfortunes.

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Trans-Tasman Partnership for Start-Ups

Media Release - 7 April 2015

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11 Things That Successful Social Media Marketers Do Differently

Social media has become an integrated part of our lives for quite some time. Even more, many small business owners have even incorporated this new channel into their overall ...

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