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Groundbreaking tool finds Pacific markets

TheSlugger A multifunctional device is giving construction crews the tools they need to finish the job.

Building a case for eco-friendly pine

Tuhoe An environmentally friendly way of turning pinus radiata into an exterior cladding material is driving growth for a Kiwi wood company.

Finding balance after cancer

John Bongard After cancer forced John Bongard to step down from corporate life, the former Fisher & Paykel CEO has found a new equilibrium.

Not so virginal

Richard Branson_strap REVIEW: Two new books give very different accounts of Richard Branson’s businesses, writes Unlimited book reviewer Nevil Gibson.

Beating the staff poachers

ShonaGrundy Creating an appealing environment for key staff when you can't afford to pay big bucks is a conundrum many SMEs face.

Opinion poll

What is the biggest challenge your small business is facing in 2014?

High New Zealand dollar

Supply chain issues

Credit control or late payments

Skills shortage

Compliance costs

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Retailers find analytic solutions

Tom Fuyala_strap Hamilton firm 11 Ants Analytics is using big data to help international firms such as Tesco and Procter & Gamble understand their customers better.

Teacher recruiter's lessons in success

Former West Coaster Nadine Tyro is putting her extensive overseas teaching experience to good business use.

Perfect Strangers

Kiwi tech firm mapping out strong future

Building a case for eco-friendly pine

Tuhoe An environmentally friendly way of turning pinus radiata into an exterior cladding material is driving growth for a Kiwi wood company.

Baby talk

Awarding SME owners who just happen to be mums is condescending.

Accelerated lessons

Gilmour girls spread wings

Beating the staff poachers

Creating an appealing environment for key staff when you can't afford to pay big bucks is a conundrum many SMEs face.

Finding balance after cancer

John Bongard After cancer forced John Bongard to step down from corporate life, the former Fisher & Paykel CEO has found a new equilibrium.

Leading through feedback

Providing staff with feedback to help them grow, but some methods of critiquing performance are more effective than others.

Craig Elliott: The power of showmanship

Harnessing writing talent

Whittaker's secret weapon

Can celebrity chef Nigella Lawson help chocolate maker Whittaker's crack the Australian market?

Finding the right niche

Metalform Engineering firm Metalform is capitalising on niche export markets with everything from a world first fertiliser distribution system to a geese pooper scooper.

Big data is big business

Real-time “big data” analytics and machines that learn are poised to transform business. New Zealand companies are in on the action.

Pull your socks up, Auckland

Mary Quin: The Innovator

Exporting with cold pasteurisation

Hi-tech cold pasteurising is allowing food companies to deliver fresh products further afield. But it also requires capital, and a firm focus on premium markets.