Rotaform Plastics moulds a deal


Licencing agreements can be a sensible way of expanding internationally.

A2 milk story wins greater market share


OPINION: Despite debate about the science behind A2 milk, A2 Corporation has found a niche in the Australian market.

Homestay business takes PM's advice


Entrepreneur Julia Charity is targeting adventurous baby boomers with her accommodation service Look After Me.

Pioneer Venture: Jenny Morel

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Jenny Morel helped forge the Kiwi venture capital sector and took the early knocks. She talks about her wins, losses and yet-to-achieves.

Lorde of the jewels


An Auckland couple’s jewellery brand has caught Hollywood’s eye.

Harnessing female enterprise


Women entrepreneurs do business differently from men, and need to know that their way of operating is 'normal'.

Demand for creative coach


Sally Arnold has mastered the art of self-reinvention and is now teaching others to do the same.

Smart show

Marie-Claire Andrews

After a false start Wellington entrepreneur Marie-Claire Andrews is out to conquer the conference app market.

Hybrid retail on the rise


OPINION: Last week, online retailer and manufacturer ClearlyContacts, was bought for $462 million by a French lens manufacturer.

Biogas firm gets capital injection


Kiwi alternative fuels equipment maker Greenlane Biogas has a new investor and an eye on global expansion.

Hybrid Boss

Christina Domecq

Why on earth did Christina Domecq go from high-flying global entrepreneur to leading a Kiwi state-owned startup?

Learning business by doing

Nigel Bamford

The Youth Enterprise Scheme has started many entrepreneurs on their path and resulted in hundreds of new jobs, a new survey shows.

Business women called

Diane Foreman.

The Entrepreneurial Winning Women scheme is launching with the aim of boosting the number of global companies run by Kiwi women.

Pride, Attitude, Respect, Trust

Raymond Dobbe

World Moving & Storage founder Raymond Dobbe discusses how his company's unusual structure and values have lead to business success.

Renaissance Man

Sean Gourley

Matching the brains of men and machines is Sean Gourley’s latest challenge.

NZ champ heads to UK

Tim Brown

Former All White Tim Brown has been chosen to take part in an entrepreneurial programme in the UK.

Making a graceful exit

Basil Peters

Experienced entrepreneur Basil Peters is bringing years of experience to the task of helping others to cash out.

Teach your techies well

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New Zealand needs to teach entrepreneurial skills to its scientists and engineers, a Nobel Prize winner says.

Natural born entrepreneur

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Australia’s Young Woman Innovator for 2013 Rebekah Campbell has savvy Silicon Valley investors backing her latest venture.

Taking ownership

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OPINION: The split of equity in a young firm needs to be hashed out early and honestly, writes columnist Dan Khan.

Not all about the money

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Social Code founder Siobhan Bulfin has self-funded her startup so far. But that could change as it cracks the American market.

Buckley flying high

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Buckley Systems founder Bill Buckley has been named the Flying Kiwi for 2013 by the Hi-Tech Trust

Young entrepreneur flexes muscles

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Andre Schellenberg has won the New Zealand Global Student Entrepreneur Award for his website and brand FLEXED.

Hatching hunches

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Getting a business through the startup phase is usually a relief but veteran Grant Ryan plans to make it his full time job.

Holding the tiger by the tail

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The Fast 50 list has come full circle, with up-and-comers like frozen yoghurt franchise KiwiYo seeking ever faster growth.

US tech firm seeks NZ listing

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The Kiwi founder of US-based tech firm DialedIN is back home seeking investors for his venture.

Earthwise tops Fast 50

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Green cleaning has proved successful for this year's Deloitte Fast 50 winner, Earthwise

Turning idle goods into cash

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A new website is allowing consumers to rent out everything from houses to high heels.

Teleworkers more productive

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People who work up to three days from home are more productive than their office-bound co-workers.

Comparing heels to wheels

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Unlimited pairs Jucy’s ‘chief Jucifier’ Tim Alpe with fashion footwear doyenne Kathryn Wilson to compare leadership styles.

The need for speed

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Top Kiwi entrepreneurs get a run for their money on the race track at Hampton Downs

Drury takes entrepreneur prize

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Founder of cloud-based accounting company Xero, Rod Drury, has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013.

The Process of Ideation

Dan Khan

OPINION: A look at how by dissecting the anatomy of your startup idea you can give it the greatest chance at life

Go east, young man

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OPINION: We don’t know how New Zealand’s journey in China will end, but more of us need to get on the jet plane and start.

Down Mexico way

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Eaterie chain Mexico found a gap in the market - now as it pursues ambitious expansion plans its challenge is to keep it real.

Toe-to-toe in tough Aussie market

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OPINION: Kiwi brand Ziera is taking on large international players like Zara and H&M in the competitive Australian retail footwear market.

Popping up

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Tony Stewart's bet on bringing a taste of NZ to American sailing fans is paying off - the pop-up restaurateur talked his way into the right to run the only restaurant in San Francisco’s America’s Cup hub.

Icehouse, SME group partner

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Business incubator The Icehouse and a small business advocacy group have joined forces to give Kiwi SMEs a greater voice.

The next Xero?


SLI Systems has followed cloud computing company Xero onto the sharemarket. Will it be our new tech darling?

Finalists named

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Xero's Rod Drury and Cecilia Robinson of My Food Bag in the finals of EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

How to avoid being buried in debt


OPINION: A realistic cashflow forecast and robust analysis for the year ahead let business owners sleep easy, says Grant Thornton partner Peter Sherwin.

Entrepreneurs on the Edge: Brian Russell


Engineer Brian Russell's punt on wearable technology 10 years ago is paying off in multi-million dollars markets.

Tech firms form security export alliance


Tait Communications, Wynard Group, Gallagher and Endace join forces to promote Kiwi expertise offshore.

Entrepreneurs on the Edge


Guy Bibby's sharing economy website is an answer to increasingly scarce global resources.

Earning stars and stripes


Ever wondered if your business could crack the US? Get the inside word from the ones who know how to make it happen.

Entrepreneurs on the Edge: Danny Dillen


Vivenda founder Danny Dillen is getting into 3D printing on the upside of the curve.

Productivity gains


How Aranz Geo 'boxes up' knowledge to learn the lessons of the past.

Rising stars join big guns as entrepreneur finalists


Well known CEOs John Penno and Rod Drury join younger up-and-comers like Guy Horrocks and Cecilia Robinson in this year's Entrepreneur of the Year finalist list.

Give your business an early spring clean

Maruia Springs

OPINION: Mid winter is a chance to measure your progress and set your business on track for the rest of the year.

When disaster strikes your business


OPINION: Make sure you've got a plan to see your business through even minor disruptions.

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