Startup

DIY success in USA

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Understanding the retail sector has been key to Kiwi foodkit maker iMake's gains in the US market.

Xero leading way in Australia

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OPINION: The time is right for New Zealand tech companies to expand into Australia.

Groundbreaking tool finds Pacific markets

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

Retailers find analytic solutions

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

Anti-corruption 101

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New training courses aim to give Kiwi firms the tools for trading in markets where corrupt practices are common.

SME owners love 90-day trial

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OPINION: Politicians wanting to axe the employment trial rule will be unpopular with small business owners.

New territories for Auckland registry firm

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From Canada to Lesotho, Kiwi company Foster Moore’s registry software is sorting out bureaucracies around the world.

The world's smallest apple

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Kiwi-grown Rockits are officially the tiniest apple in the world.

Teacher recruiter's lessons in success

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

Perfect Strangers

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A marriage made in app development heaven has led to a firm at the forefront of retail technology.

Kiwi tech firm mapping out strong future

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Working with the New Zealand government’s open data policy has helped put software company Koordinates on the map.

Silence is golden for Kiwi firm

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A Taranaki firm has a solution for brass instrument players driving their neighbours and loved ones mad.

Tech firm fast-tracks growth

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Tech firm Mindscape used family and friends to fund the money it needs to ramp up sales.

The value of sharing

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Bonds formed between early stage startups can last a lifetime

Family matters for Douglas

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Megan Douglas finds success with some party tricks, and some advice from her dad, Roger.

Tech catches startup off guard

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Serial entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds reveals the reason she shut down her startup MiniMonos

Kiwis still love indie bookstores

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Online book retailers have not spelled the final chapter for New Zealand's independent ‘local’ bookstores.

Building a strong supply chain

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Having a sustainable supply chain is critical to maintaining a healthy business.

Hats off to brolly good deal

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A golf partnership and a deal with Bloomingdales are part of Kiwi start-up MadeBlunt's US success story.

A guide to shared workspaces

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Shared working spaces are proliferating across New Zealand cities, offering options to small businesses.

Retention key to success

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OPINION: Too many startups focus on growth before they figure out customer retention.

Guru's kudos for Kiwi firm

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A Motueka sea anchor business is making a big splash with one of the world's most influential business leaders.

New startup for 'Glazier Mafia'

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Legal agreements venture Doagree comes from a long line of Wellington tech initiatives.

Business model maestros

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OPINION: Nimble firms disrupt even their own successful formulas.

The mathematics of angels

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OPINION: Serious growth requires some serious multiples.

IT shortage woes

William Palmer

A shortage of IT professionals has caused headaches for growing companies and forced them to look overseas for skilled workers.

Chasing the burn

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‘Chilli head’ Clint Meyer has turned a taste for super-hot chillies into a smoking startup business.

Good hunting

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A Wellington-based startup company is preparing to push into the market with their new hunting safety device.

Fishing IT startup hits a snag

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An IT startup aiming to streamline fisheries catch reporting has encountered difficulties with stringent government requirements.

How to handle the holidays

Kay Field

Avoiding arguments over Christmas leave is all about advance planning.

NZ app wins big abroad

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A New Zealand gardening app has achieved success in an international startup competition.

Not following the crowd

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Startups often run into the same problems and pitfalls, but there are ways to avoid them.

Keeping control of credit and debt

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How do some of New Zealand's SMEs avoid wasting time chasing payments?

Lessons from a liquidator

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A mechanism for clawing back funds if a firm fails can spell bad news, but there are ways of dodging the demands.

Breaking into Asia

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Victory in a Hong Kong startup competition is set to boost Kiwi startup D'Arcy Polychrome's chances in Asia.

Kiwi firms wins global comp

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Auckland paint technology company D’Arcy Polychrome has won the 2013 Startmeup HK Venture Programme.

When a little does a lot

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Startup Little Lot is helping people to rent out their digital screen space to advertisers, with proceeds going to charity.

Kiwi startup heads to HK

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Auckland paint technology D'Arcy Polychrome has been selected to compete in a Hong Kong startup competition.

Bootstrapping and proud

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Many New Zealand firms in this years Deloitte Fast 50 are not worried about raising capital.

It's nothing personal

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Matt Philp delves into the thorny issue of personal guarantees when raising capital.

Turning kids into stars

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Liz Baldwin-Featherstone talks about the cut-throat world of turning talented tots into screen stars.

Funding boost for startup

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Christchurch building products modelling firm BIMStop is expanding in the US thanks to an injection of new funding

Behaving Collectively

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OPINION: Why looking at elements in isolation will not yield an understanding of how the wider system works.

Going it alone

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A surprising number of Kiwi startups still prefer to go it alone and exist outside the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Women more digital than men

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Female business owners are happier using social media, cloud computing and online payments than their male counterparts.

Making the most of mentors

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OPINION: Advisors can unlock startup success, but you have to be coachable and know what you want.

Debt can trump equity

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There is no "one size fits all" model for cracking the debt/equity formula, and there is such a thing as good debt.

A Matter of Fact

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Lillian Grace’s startup Wiki New Zealand digs up everything Kiwis need to know about their country.

Seedling grows Aussie market

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OPINION: Kiwi craft business Seedling has got its positioning in the lucrative but crowded Australian toy sector spot-on.

How the CEO makes all the difference

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OPINION: A great CEO can be the difference between a successful company and one that doesn't quite make it.

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