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New tech for business


mobile facebook Three technology trends are enabling new business models - the cloud, data analysis, and mobile and social technologies.

Eco-firm breaks crowdfund record

A Marlborough clean-tech company has raised more than $700,000 through New Zealand's biggest ever crowdfunding effort.

SMEs lead pack in paying bills

Kiwi businesses continue to get faster at paying bills, with small and medium businesses leading the pack.

Does working from home really work?

Employees working in their pjs may actually be less productive than their office-bound counterparts.

Taking the plunge with exports

Online tools are making the world a smaller place, so lots of the old barriers to export have disappeared.

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

Vote Result

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The robots are coming

A robotic sensor firm hopes that returning to a campus lab to develop a bionic limb will give its technology international lift-off.

Kiwi entrepreneurs investing back

The deepening ecosystem of New Zealanders who’ve made it and are now investing back is showing up in the Deloitte Fast 50 list.

The sleeping giant awakens

Probiotic business riding high

Fast growing firms adding staff

The happy news is the employment market is on the up. The not-so great news, for employers at least, is it means rising wages bills.

How I keep well: Scott Rice

Scott Rice, founder of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, is a former national swimming rep - but these days she keeps fit by running.

No.8 wire rules ok

US investors eye Kiwi firms

Walker's specs appeal

Sales of Karen Walker eyewear should reach $35m this year. The designer shares her global success story.

How I keep well: Stephen White

Stonyridge vineyard founder, Stephen White, also teaches yoga and rubs shoulders with Richard Branson.

Aussies more eco-friendly

In part two of our four part series on doing business in Australia, Ecostore's Doug Sadler reveals consumers over the ditch are more environmentally aware.

Reining in the recruitment cowboys

Managing the Aussie branch

Meet the Sydney Bulldogs' Kiwi CEO

She might be a woman and a Kiwi, but Raelene Castle is earning respect at Sydney rugby league club the Bulldogs.

Sunny outlook for MetService

There’s money to be made in them thar storms, just ask our MetService. Trouble is others can see the potential too.

The new generation of cloud

Early cloud-based services were all about storage. Today's cloud is all about changing business. Here's how.

Subsidies whether you like it or not

Praise for a pirate

Why Kiwi innovators never talk

Dr Catherine Mohr, our first ever female Flying Kiwi, wants to know why Kiwis never talk about their ideas