NZBusiness November 2016

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COVER STORY
Pride and perfection
From humble beginnings Bron Thomson’s digital design business Springload has grown into a market leader. So how did a woman who started her career writing music for local theatre create such a successful business in the traditionally male-dominated IT industry?

INSPIRATION
Food fighters
There’s an escalating war taking place in our fast-food marketplace. Kapai is leading the charge against the multinationals to inject healthier takeaway options.

Embracing creativity
For Bridget O’Sullivan, bringing delicate, beautifully crafted macarons to
New Zealand has meant learning to let go of her lawyer’s risk-averse approach. 

The business of art
For Michael MacMillan and Jackie Crow making a living from art also presents some rather unique challenges.

FEATURES
Showing you the love
‘Dr Phil’ Holland has a special prescription to stop the hurt in businesses and help people succeed in life.
 
Keeping the lifeblood flowing
Some tips and tools from the experts to help support a robust cashflow strategy.

How real is Mr. Robot?
The cybersecurity drama Mr. Robot is modelled on real-life computer hacking, and is a reminder for businesses to take information security very seriously.

Why diversity and inclusion matters
Two months after the 2016 Diversity Awards, we revisit a winner and a finalist – both setting the example when it comes to valuing people in the community.

How to achieve financial agility in marketing
Managing a marketing budget with the latest financial planning applications.

Seven ways to communicate in an age of authenticity
The Sustainable Business Network conference examined what you need to know to communicate for maximum effect.

HELP DESK
Finding your vehicle for change

If you think that book you’re reading could be that complete vehicle for change, first read what coach Chris Taylor has to say about it.

Throwing a funding lifeline
Through experience LendMe founder Marcus Morrison knows just how hard it can be to get business funding, so he did something about it. 

What large businesses can learn from start-ups

Act, don’t react
Mat Wylie uses a ‘snakes and ladders’ analogy to explain how to start acting on ways to improve customer experience.

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Marketing Maestro
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