Private Business Insights – Summer 2013

Innovation, disruption and growth are the topics we discuss in our latest Private Business Insights.

We bring you nine stories of interest to dip into this summer, including:

  • Restarting in Christchurch
    Persistence and patience has paid off for a South Island family. More than two years after their Christchurch store was damaged in the earthquakes, the Schneideman family has received their insurance payout.
  • Tax-free overseas online shopping? Give our retailers a break
    Online shopping is changing the way we buy and sell, with Kiwi shoppers predicted to spend $3.65 billion this year. Yet, should it also change the way we collect sales tax on overseas purchases?
  • A better fit for growth in Waikato
    Our Hamilton team’s new home.
  • Top innovators are racing up the growth curve
    We asked more than 1,700 worldwide business leaders across 25 countries and 30 sectors what they see as the role for innovation in their organisations.
  • Nine digital trends rewriting the rules of business
    Is change coming faster now, or does it only seem that way because we are in the middle of it? The accelerated pace of change means business owners must have a better understanding of the disruptions their business is likely to face – or risk becoming irrelevant.
  • Resetting New Zealand’s businesses for growth in Asia Pacific
    The trend towards urbanisation, rising domestic consumption and middle-class demands, coupled with near-total mobile penetration and a need for infrastructure investment is driving business confidence across the region.
  • How good are your internal controls at mitigating the financial risks to your business?
    Your business faces a number of financial risks on a day-to-day basis – how well prepared are you to deal with these?
  • Coming home from China: Carol Cheng
    After eight years in Hong Kong and Beijing, Carol Cheng has returned home to help New Zealand businesses profit more from China’s growing economy.

We hope you enjoy reading this season’s Private Business Insights. Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this? We look forward to hearing from you.

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