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We have hundreds of articles for all business sectors. Scroll below to sample snippets each – use the Category filter on the right to quicken your selection.


Make Your Own Business Cards

For those who are particular about their designs or simply looking to save money, if you make your own business cards you can save on expensive graphic designer costs and also have more control over the finished product.  There are a number of facilities online that you can use to design your own business cards. These online design services often also have simple options for printing so that you can order your printing as soon as you have completed your design…

Local Real Estate

There are several avenues to explore when finding local real estate in New Zealand. Local real estate agents: The obvious choice for many is to get in contact with a local real estate agent. The advantages of this include: They are real estate professionals, looking at property almost every day, and thus will have a comprehensive knowledge of the market…
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Leadership in Business Management

When most people start a business, they bring a specific job skill to the enterprise. They quickly learn that running a business is considerably more than the trade or job which brings in the money.  They find out that financial management, purchasing, marketing, planning, selling and leadership are just a few of the other skills that they require.  It is not until they employ their first member of staff that they realise the difficulties associated with leadership. Normally, nothing prepares people so that they can take up a leadership role. Most managers learn leadership by making mistakes. Not a very effective strategy
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Kitset Houses

Kitset homes are affordable, easily constructed and available in a variety of designs. From granny flats to family homes, baches and home offices, New Zealand kitset homes offer a convenient solution. For DIY whizzes, building a kitset home puts you in charge of creating your own space, to your own specifications. Not sure where to start? Read on for information on building a kitset home in New Zealand…

Jobs

For job hunters in New Zealand and those considering the prospect of settling in New Zealand, the idea of job applications, interviews and negotiations can be daunting. There can be a great deal of satisfaction, though, in securing a position that’s perfectly suited to your skills and personality. Whether you’re looking for a temporary job, a long term career position, a step up the corporate ladder, or you’re heading in a new career direction, you’ll find yourself looking for a New Zealand job. At 3.9%, New Zealand’s unemployment rate is very low by international standards, resulting in a relatively competitive job market. But never fear! Find out about job search in New Zealand and how to find NZ employment…

Is a Kitset Home Right for Me?

For those who want to build their own home, a kitset home could be the perfect solution. They come in a range of styles and designs and are largely pre-assembled. They’re designed to be put up with far less effort than a normal build, and are aimed especially at those who will be able to provide the labour themselves. By using a kitset home, many people may find that they are in fact able to build a brand new home rather than buy one due to the costs saved and the flexibility of the build. There are a few things to consider before you jump in, however…

International Money Transfers

Whether you need foreign exchange for you or your business, making international money transfers online is easier and safer than ever.  Even if you’re new to the world of foreign exchange, taking advantage of the user friendly and effective international money transfers services available online means you can securely transfer money between countries in seconds and at your convenience – not simply when the banks are open…

Insurance

Are you prepared for the unexpected? Having comprehensive insurance cover will give you financial protection from the unpredictable aspects of life: serious health problems, medical emergencies, an inability to work, damage to your car, loss of your possessions and unexpected happenings when you are traveling.  While many people take the ‘fingers crossed’ approach when it comes to life risks, there are ways you can give your family the financial security they deserve. Not everything in life can be guaranteed, so it’s a good idea to manage whatever risks you can. The main risks are…

How to Borrow Unsecured Monies

Want to borrow some money? Don’t have a house you own to use for collateral? Here are some do’s and dont’s to guide you. Start with the big guns: If you need to borrow some money as an unsecured loan, your first port of call should be your own bank, where your wages go into. The reason why you should go to a major bank is because of the structure of the unsecured loan
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Household Cleaning Products

Make your home or work environment into a clean dream with great cleaning products and a good cleaning regime. Read on to find out more about household and commercial cleaning products, as well as natural, eco-friendly cleaning products and commercial cleaners…