Fighting off cyber crime

Cyber criminals seem to be everywhere now and taking cyber security seriously could mean the difference between business success and failure.

Attacks on critical business information are increasing but there are things SMEs can do to protect themselves, even with minimal resources.

Mentors key for entrepreneur

Bookme founder Nick Reekie

Entrepreneur Nick Reekie cites mentors as an important part of his career path.

Releasing growth pressures

When businesses hit a steep stair in growth, it could be time to reevaluate its position and put in some change.

OPINION: Getting a business to the next stage of growth requires planning and calculated change.

Two-wheeled tourists gallery

Arahura Valley beef farmer Mike Milne hopes to see a boom from the cycle trail which runs through the old west town he is building.

The West Coast's businesses are hoping for a boost from 10,000 cyclists expected this year.

Japanese day trader made $52m

Day trader CIS. He likes to stay anonymous as he’s worried about robbery or extortion.

While global investors were hitting the panic button, a Japanese day trader timed the bottom perfectly.

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industries

Creativity fills banana void

Spotted at Countdown Newtown in Wellington: Banana bread posing as bananas.

11:35 AM  With no bananas to fill the shelves, one Wellington supermarket got creative.

Ask the Expert: Releasing growth pressures

OPINION: Getting a business to the next stage of growth requires planning and calculated change.

KiwiRail makes another loss

NZI puts brake on bad driving

money

Power shop and save

Power companies are competing fiercely for their share of the market.

Fancy a month’s free power? Or would you rather know the price you pay for electricity for the next year?

Top appliances revealed

Consumer NZ says which are the best value dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and freezers.

Sagita Aleni shops in a door-to-door retailer in Porirua.

Time for action on truck shops

Mobile shops are taking advantage of some of NZ's poorest shoppers, Commerce Commission crackdown shows.

small business

On a right royal roll

Co-owners of Cambridge catering company Gourmet Delicious, Kim Lee and Ali Foers.

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

How to get start-up respect

OPINION: I'm trying to get my business off the ground but I feel like people aren't taking me seriously.

Grandmother's Garden owner Hazel Wolff.

A quilter's haven

Hazel Wolff sold her home in Hamilton to set up Grandmother's Garden.

world

Japanese day trader made $52m

Day trader CIS. He likes to stay anonymous as he’s worried about robbery or extortion.

While global investors were hitting the panic button, a Japanese day trader timed the bottom perfectly.

Woolworths profit slips

Australia's biggest supermarket chain saw annual profit slump 12.5 per cent, its first drop in at least 19 years.

Jared Fogle no longer appears in Subway's advertising campaign.

Subway exec warned about Fogle

A former franchisee put her concerns about Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to company executive.

better business

Fighting off cyber crime

Cyber criminals seem to be everywhere now and taking cyber security seriously could mean the difference between business success and failure.

Attacks on critical business information are increasing but there are things SMEs can do to protect themselves, even with minimal resources.

Bid to attract migrant workers video

A new scheme for Canterbury hopes to attract migrant workers to settle in the region with their families.

Businesses should insure workers wear essential protection.

Business Toolbox: Managing health and safety

Managing health and safety in the workplace can be a daunting responsibility. But it is a legal requirement to protect your employees and visitors to your premises from accidents and harm.

opinion & analysis

Agony aunt: Family mortgage

There is no downside to lending money to your children to buy a house - for them.

OPINION: Do we, or don’t we, loan money to one of our children for a house?

Sharemarket turmoil unscrambled

What does the volatility on world share markets this week mean for New Zealand investors? Grant Davies casts an eye over the indices.

Metlifecare completed 'The Poynton' retirement village in Takapuna,  Auckland this month.

A broker’s view: Metlifecare

OPINION: Metlifecare has been the benefactor of an aging population, and the house price appreciation in Auckland.

farming

Bike death makes tragic point

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Fonterra helping fight fires

Fonterra grassroots funding helping rural communities with their firefighting resources.

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

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