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Asset Insurance Partners: Supporting Business Success

Stephen Doecke is the Owner and Insurance Director at Asset Insurance Partners, insurance and risk management providers based in Blenheim. Stephen’s company provide IQ-M ...

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Don’t Break the Christmas Dinner Rule – How to Manage Conflict in a Family Business

Ten years ago a father decided to give 100% of his shares of the family business to his oldest son. He barely discussed this with his family and other children (a son and ...

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The Icehouse: It’s a Lot Warmer Than It Sounds

“I saw something on Facebook and want to know how I can apply for some investment in my startup” “Oh, The Icehouse? I heard that you invest in tech startups aye?” “Icehouse as ...

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Four Tips for Effective Recruitment in a Candidate-Driven Market

Having the right talent in your organisation is critical to its success. People continue to be the most valuable asset, so you need to ensure you are hiring the best ones.

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Prioritise Your Way to Success

“Being productive and being busy are not necessarily the same thing.  Doing things won’t create your success; doing the right things will.” - Jeff Olson Prioritising work so ...

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Business Reflection: Are You 'Making Progress' or 'Mistaking Motion for Progress'?

Sometimes we get so caught up in running the business day-to-day, it is a challenge to take stock and ask how the business is actually doing. And for that matter, how you are ...

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Business Succession – Why Is It So Common to Do Nothing About Something That Is So Important?

One thing is certain one day every owner will leave their business.  The question is will this be by default or by design.  Most business owners find themselves too absorbed in ...

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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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