• Beyond the Sausage Sizzle: Five Fundraising Tips For Kiwi Charities


    Times are changing and charities need to be more innovative in how they attract funding. Here are five fundraising ideas beyond the traditional sausage sizzle.

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  • Three things I love and three things I hate about being an entrepreneur


    Being an entrepreneur is a life full of highs and lows. Some days you wake up and you do not want to get out of bed and face the world (but you do anyway) other times you bounce out of bed full with unbridled excitement. However, when all things are considered, I think being an entrepreneur is one of the best jobs in the world.

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  • Avoiding unintended consequences


    There has been talk lately about debt to income (DTI) ratios due to the Reserve Bank asking the Government to consider it as part of its macro-prudential toolkit. At its simplest, a DTI rule would be that a borrower cannot borrow more than five times their gross annual income. The UK has applied a DTI rule for owner-occupied houses of 4.5 since June 2014.

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  • Disturbing the peace: Embracing change and disruption for growth


    On 10 August, EO New Zealand, local chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs, hosted Prime Minister John Key in Wellington, discussing disruptive technology.

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  • The magic of letting go of SME’s

    Dom Sutton Letting Go

    Many people mistakenly believe that starting a business is the hardest part, but for Dom Sutton it wasn’t. He reveals why hiring the right people at Pumpt Advertising and learning to let go so the business can fly itself was the most challenging part.

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  • MyTax supreme winners at Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Awards


    Nelson-based tax refund agency MyTax took home two awards from the 2016 Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for being a “game changer in its sector”.

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  • Actrix bought by Voyager

    Voyager Internet (Winner of the 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 as NZ’s fastest growing company) has announced that it is purchasing Wellington based Actrix, which was, in 1989, the first company to sell commercial Internet access in New Zealand.

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  • EO breakfasts with PM John Key

    Tony Falkenstein, founder of listed company Just Water International Ltd,  and Communications Chair at EO Auckland attended a breakfast held on 16 April in Wellington, with the guest of honour PM John Key.  Tony’s reflections on the breakfast are below. Entrepreneurs’ Organisation held a breakfast with the Prime Minister, John Key, this morning. The Prime Minister […]

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  • New Zealand’s ranking on the Global Innovation Index

    The Global Innovation Index (GII) is jointly published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University, and the graduate business school INSEAD. The 2013 report is a weighty tome at 417 pages so here’s a short summary of some of the salient points, courtesy of  ClearPoint (owned by Phil Pietersen, an EO Auckland member), […]

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  • The Best Blog Posts Come From Conversations

    A guest post from Simon Young of syENGAGE, a recent Social Media presenter at EO Auckland’s Power Breakfast Series at Simpson Grierson.   Learn more about Simon here.   This morning I delivered a Social Media Power Breakfast for the Auckland branch of the EO Network. Blogging was one of the many topics that came up, […]

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