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What can owner-managers do to manage stress?

Being an owner-manager can be an isolating business. The stress and worry of running the business, making smart decisions that will affect colleagues and family, and much more, ...

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How To Be a Better Leader in Three Minutes: Four Things

The title of ‘leader’ isn’t really earned or given to you as a gift in the early days – it’s more automatic than that. And that’s often where the qualification for being a ...

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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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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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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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Roofline Canterbury: A Business Plan for Years to Come

Colin and Kerry Megaw have been directors of Roofline Canterbury for over 14 years, a Canterbury owned and operated roofing and cladding manufacturer.

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Guaranteed Flow Systems: A Strategy for the Future

Peter Leitch is the Director of Guaranteed Flow Systems Ltd, a technology leader and supplier of treatment, waste water treatment and process systems solutions based in ...

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Exit Strategy Not Popular With NZ Businesses

MYOB release their findings on New Zealand SME's exit strategies and business valuations and the results are something to think about!

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