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Networking: The lost art of business?

Remember old-school networking? Meeting people, shaking hands and sharing business cards and entrepreneurial stories and building up long-lasting relationships?

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How to Manage Fast and Accelerated Growth

The majority of discussions around SME business disruption are generally in the negative – ‘we had a disappointing month of sales’, ‘Bob has unexpectedly resigned’, and so on. ...

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Can AI Help Your Business?

As buzzwords go, it’s hard to escape AI. And it’s even harder to avoid in everyday life. From the portrait mode selection on your smartphone to getting to your next meeting ...

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How SMEs Can Make A Professional Website

You’ll be surprised how many small businesses still don’t have an online presence in 2019. Recent research shows it could be as much as 36% (Clutch).

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New Zealand’s Big Shot at Boosting Productivity

Every time I visit New Zealand, I’m amazed at how a country with a population the size of a Beijing suburb continues to achieve so much on the world stage. 

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The Dilemma of Being a Non-Technical Founder in an All Tech World

At Blackball, we often meet founders with ideas for great new software products and I enjoy talking with them about how to develop and scale their platform as they take on the ...

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7 Myths of Flexible Working, Busted

The demand for flexible working conditions is a growing trend in New Zealand, and with benefits linked to increased productivity and happier staff, it’s no wonder a growing ...

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Digital Opportunities: Why a Digital Audit Is a Good Idea

Change is coming. Change is already here. If you’re accessing this content on a digital device, then you’re already actively engaged in using digital tools.

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Of Course It’s Personal: 5 Tips for Creating Customer Loyalty

  Many businesses focus their marketing efforts on acquiring new customers. And yes, new customers are important. Ultimately, however, acquiring new customers is not as ...

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Building a Customer-Centric Digital Strategy

In September 2006, Hamish Nuttall launched Naked Bus to challenge the long-distance bus monopoly. Naked Bus challenged themselves to use digital technologies to create a ...

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