NZBusiness February 2010

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Knock, knock, who’s there?

When you’re in business, opportunities can arise from the most unlikely of circumstances. The trick is to identify which ones to run with. Ruth Le Pla talks to owner-managers about their ‘serendipitous moments’ and how opening the door to opportunity has helped grow their business.
Listen & learn
When owner-managers seek out coaches and mentors to help achieve business goals, the results can be outstanding. Patricia Moore found four great examples.
Money to grow
Kevin Kevany reports on the venture finance market and reveals that establishment sources are fighting back “to beat the angels”.
Learning your way to success
Many owner-managers may be technically savvy, but still lack the skills to run their business effectively. Yvonne Carter highlights the options, benefits and importance of short courses.
Shifting the payroll parameters
Payroll issues continue to create headaches – but new methods of delivery are providing some welcome relief. Glenn Baker reviews the payroll systems and services market.
Biz revisited: Lucie Boshier
In our December 2007 issue readers were introduced to this flamboyant, ambitious young business woman with grand plans for her fashion label. Two years and one world recession later, Lucie is in challenging new territory.