Electronic filing is crucially about “levels of access”

Message from Sarah Hi Judy I gave some advice to a couple of clients last week that I would value your feedback on, its basically that electronic filing is CRUCIALLY about “levels of access” – designing your folder structure around “security clearance levels” works best. So you start by working out what is “confidential inner-management […]

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How to Choose a Website Designer

It’s hard to imagine a business these days that doesn’t have a website. When someone is looking for a product or service, they no longer thumb through the phone book, they turn to Google. When they pick up their phone to ask their friends for recommendations they don’t make calls, they head to social media. With the majority of shoppers turning to the internet to research products and services before buying it’s clear that your website is your business’ most prized asset.

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Icebreaker leadership change

A change in senior leadership in any company is an interesting time and throws up all kinds of scenarios and questions about what the long term plans are. For staff, stakeholders and others close to the action it can be unsettling, exciting and challenging. And it makes change management specialists jump for joy.

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Financial Literacy in Children

The OECD has recently released the results of a survey of financial literacy skills and knowledge for 15 year olds in its member countries.
Overall, New Zealand students have a relatively high level of financial literacy when compared with other countries, with 1 in 5 having advanced skills and knowledge.

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Women’s VIBE is a ‘must attend’ event

GRA Vibe is one of New Zealand’s largest women only events in New Zealand. It first started in 2010 and every year since it’s got bigger and bigger with the last two years completely selling out. GRA Vibe was created as a charity event to help raise funds to feed the kids of Auckland breakfast and every year since its inception Vibe has provided more and more weetbix each year.

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Corporations That Care About Social Issues

For-profit businesses aren’t always known for their generosity. But dozens of U.S. companies buck that trend every year, reaching into their deep pockets and giving money to help make a difference for some of society’s most vulnerable populations, including underprivileged children, victims of domestic abuse and hungry people.

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Amazon’s 20th Birthday

Amazon was founded twenty years ago. Today it is the world’s largest online retailer. Foundered by Jeff Bezo it was built in a garage with his first employee Shel Kaplan.

Jeff still runs the company today and now Amazon has 117,000 employees and has a market capitalisation of USD $151 Billion.

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Teamwork is King at the Tour de France

This week I have been following the Tour de France because our family friend, Edward “Ted” King, is riding for the second year for Team Cannondale. Ted is our son’s age, I coached him in youth soccer and his mom and dad are friends of ours. And Ted is on the team because he plays his team role very well. More about that in a minute.

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Email Management – love it or hate it

When I gave this presentation recently I started by saying that the email experience ifs different for everyone – some people get maybe 10 emails a day while others get 100 or more. Each situation needs a different approach to managing email. Email Management – Presentation to Business Forum July 2014 Discussion during the presentation […]

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Financial arrangements causing stress for you and your business?

Believe it or not, just a SMALL amount of fine-tuning can make a BIG difference and do away with anxiety once and for all. Read this story to find out how: Paul and Sue Jackson formed their automotive painting business some 15 or so years ago. Based in Auckland, they had built their business from a start-up operation to a successful and profitable organisation.

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