Category : Blog

Making the most of tendering opportunities

Making the most of tendering opportunities

Should my business bid for Government contracts? The short answer is yes. In fact, it shouldn’t be a case of ‘why’ but ‘why not’? Why tender? Providing goods and services to Government and the Public sector can be highly lucrative for small business. Winning a...
Survey Results:  Fast Fintechs and Brokers

Survey Results: Fast Fintechs and Brokers

Fast Fintech lenders (meaning those that promise quick, online approval often without getting to understand the needs of the SME borrower) are now a large part of the lending landscape for SMEs and a welcome addition to an environment where it can be tough to obtain...
SME Mental Health

SME Mental Health

Mental health enables individuals to function well in life and at work. It is the foundation of wellbeing in both individuals and the community and is vital for success in the workplace.  People with good mental health will perform better at work and have increased...
How David can work successfully with Goliath

How David can work successfully with Goliath

New Zealand is often described as a nation of small businesses. We’ve all seen the statistics showing that 97% of NZ businesses have less than 20 employees.  With only 3% of businesses defined as large corporations, this bottom-heavy set up means smaller players can...
SMEs sick of the bunch of bankers

SMEs sick of the bunch of bankers

When we started this business five years ago, we knew that banks were failing the SME community.  Just as we see today, I remember at the time seeing giant billboards around Sydney airport with bankers promising that they were on the side of small business.  That they...