ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 4th WEEK DECEMBER 2017 There is no doubt that local businesses provide a benefit to the communities in which they operate.  How a local business defined is in itself an interesting challenge and could be a similar dilemma as faced when trying to pigeonhole any commercial enterprise into […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 2nd WEEK JUNE 2017 Most of us are aware that New Zealand is a one of the easiest countries in the world to start a business, that many start up businesses fail in the first two years and that the business landscape is dominated by very small businesses […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 2nd WEEK OCTOBER 2017 Even though many businesses have had a great year to date with high demand for their goods and services, traditionally they are now heading into the time of year where they are likely to be at their busiest, where demand for their services will […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 4th WEEK JUNE 2017 Just as it is important for new businesses to enter the market and for Northland to have an environment that is attractive to inward investment, so is the need to grow existing businesses.  Obviously there are a number of reasons why a business may […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 2nd WEEK SEPTEMBER 2017 Almost 12 months ago we relocated from our existing premises into the Orchard Business and Event Hub which is a shared work space located within Whangarei’s CBD.  The space is an initiative of Northland Inc and was recently recognized at a national level with […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 4th WEEK OCTOBER 2017 If you have been a business owner or involved in business for more than a few years, there is a good chance you have developed a whole range of skills and experiences that make you much better at what you do now than when […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 2nd WEEK JULY 2017 Understanding what intellectual property your business has, its strength and scope, how to use and leverage it, is a prerequisite for every successful business.  Every single technology, product, improvement to our lives, begins as an idea – as intellectual property.  For most businesses much […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 4th WEEK JULY 2017 Business exists to serve a market need.  Generally they have been established to earn an income for someone or some group.  So it is important for the business owner to understand that the customer or market is their only source of income and as […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 4th WEEK AUGUST 2017 The upper North Island accounts for a large portion of New Zealand’s overall economic activity and productivity.  So, in many ways one of Northland’s competitive advantages is our proximity to New Zealand’s largest market and New Zealand’s main air and sea freight gateway.  Because […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 4th WEEK NOVEMBER 2017 International research has shown that failure rate among start-up business can be very high.  One report recently suggested that only one in twelve start-ups succeed in the long term.  People intending to start their own business should ensure that their decision is as well […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 2nd WEEK NOVEMBER 2017 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who were involved in this year’s Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards which culminated with the award’s gala evening at Forum North on the 27TH October.   It was the Chamber’s 40th year of involvement […]

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ADVOCATE ARTICLE

08 Jan, 2018

ADVOCATE COLUMN 4th WEEK SEPTEMBER 2017 When you look at the future well-being and prosperity of the Far North, most of us can relate to the fact that there is a lot of work to do and many historical wrongs to be righted.  However, the potential and future opportunities are […]

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