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Business Insight Series

Navigating through the diverse challenges and opportunities in today’s ever-evolving business landscape requires not just skill, but also insightful wisdom and strong strategies. 

Introducing our Business Insight Series – your business series to support and inspire you through all areas of business from change, disruption, and innovation. 

Confidence Through Every Business Phase:
Get Started, Scale Up, Lead Forward: Benefit from tools, guides, and advice from a range of business leaders to support you in every stage of your business journey.

Gaining an understanding across a range of topics will impact your daily operations.  This is beneficial for making strategic shifts, ensuring optimal outcomes for both your team and business. In this series, hear from a diverse array of business leaders across various sectors and adhering to distinct business principles. The insights from these business leaders will help your business with a foundation of learning, adaptation, and resilient growth, supporting your endeavors in a strategic approach amidst a range of business environments.

These series are released weekly, please see our episode below.

Our Speakers

Business Insight with
Suzannah Jessep

In this video, Suzannah Jessep presents the latest and highly reliable results from a groundbreaking study on New Zealanders’ perceptions of Asia. The findings are not only fascinating but also incredibly encouraging for anyone interested in the future of New Zealand’s relations with Asia.

With a sample size of over 2300 New Zealanders, this study provides a comprehensive and accurate representation of the views and opinions of the population. It reveals that an overwhelming 72% of adults believe that Asia is of utmost importance to New Zealand’s future.

What’s even more inspiring is that 80% of New Zealanders emphasise the need to develop political, economic, and social ties with Asia. This figure represents a significant increase from just five years ago, indicating a positive shift in attitudes and a strong desire to forge meaningful connections with our Asian neighbours.

While the study acknowledges the challenges posed by trade tensions, COVID-19, and concerns around Taiwan and decoupling, it is heartening to see that the importance of Asia to New Zealand has only grown stronger. This resilience and determination to navigate these challenges and build stronger ties with Asia is truly commendable.

This video is a must-watch for anyone interested in the future of New Zealand’s relations with Asia. The study’s findings provide valuable insights for decision-makers, policymakers, and businesses, enabling them to shape policies and strategies that will strengthen New Zealand’s position in the region.

📅 Date: Friday 1 December 2023
⏰ Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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Our Previous Speakers

Business Insight with
Logan Wedgwood

In this video Logan Wedgewood, discusses the importance of being prepared for exit and succession in business.

He emphasises the need to plan and prepare for these events early on in order to maximise the value of the business. Logan shares statistics and data on the percentage of businesses that are successfully sold and the percentage of businesses that have an exit plan.

He also discusses different options for selling a business, such as outright sale, transfer of ownership, or merging with another company. Logan explains the concept of selling a business based on a multiple of EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and highlights the importance of strategic acquisitions for achieving higher multiples.

He also briefly mentions the option of an initial public offering (IPO), although he notes that this is less common in New Zealand.

Don’t miss out on the valuable business insights.

📅 Date: Friday 24 November 2023
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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Business Insight with
Anna Mowbray

Join us for an inspiring webinar featuring Anna Mowbray, co-founder of global business powerhouse Zuru, as she shares her remarkable journey in the world of entrepreneurship and introduces her exciting new venture, Zeil! 🚀

Anna’s story is one of innovation, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Learn how she disrupted the toy industry with Zuru, challenging conventional norms, and how those lessons are now shaping the HR tech space with Zeil.

Discover the secrets behind her success, from pivoting in the face of challenges to the importance of staying passionately engaged in your work. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, HR tech, or simply seeking inspiration for your career, this webinar is a must-attend event.

Join us and be prepared to be motivated and informed by Anna’s incredible insights!

📅 Date: Friday 13 November 2023
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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Business Insight with
Logan Wedgwood

Does your business have a strategy?

During this discussion Logan Wedgewood will explain what strategy is and what it isn’t. Practical tools and resources will be provided to help you navigate the complexities of strategy implementation.

One of the fundamental questions addressed in this video is how to know if you have a strategy in the first place.  If you can’t explain your strategy simply, then you probably don’t have one. As Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

The goal of this video is to help you achieve clarity in your strategy, enabling you to articulate it in a way that engages and inspires your team.

The critical link between strategy and execution will also be explored in this video. As Maurice Chang wisely stated, “Strategy without execution is useless.” But executing a strategy that lacks clarity is equally challenging. The aim of this video is to guide you towards achieving a level of clarity that empowers successful execution.

Get ready for an enlightening conversation filled with valuable insights, practical tools, and engaging discussions.

📅 Date: Friday 10 November 2023
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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Business Insight with
Megan Main

In this engaging video, Megan Main emphasises the importance of putting prevention at the heart of everything they do. With a focus on embedding prevention into workplaces, Megan highlights that the best way to address injuries is to avoid them altogether. She shares compelling evidence that at least 90% of injuries are simply avoidable, making prevention better than cure.

Megan encourages businesses to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions and to create a culture in the workplace that not only prevents workplace injuries but also non-work injuries. ACC is currently piloting prevention programs in various industries to address non-work injuries, recognising that even injuries outside of work can still impact an individual’s ability to work.

Don’t miss out on the useful insights.

📅 Date: Friday 3 November 2023
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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Business Insight with
Logan Wedgwood

In this video, the speaker Logan Wedgewood dives into the importance of execution in businesses and introduces a framework and software that can help improve it.

He shares intriguing statistics and insights along the way, including a surprising comparison between New Zealanders and their Irish counterparts. He also raises thought-provoking questions about the prevalence of great strategies and effective execution in businesses, which may surprise viewers.

Logan also highlights the frustration experienced by senior leadership teams who struggle to see progress in their businesses and provide entertaining evidence of the common frustrations people have with meetings.

The video promises to be informative, interactive, and fun.

📅 Date: Friday 27 October 2023
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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Business Insight with
Chris Bull

In this informative and engaging webinar, join us as we delve into the world of cybersecurity and learn how to mitigate the risks associated with cyber attacks.

Led by Chris Bull, the director of Clarity Insurance, this webinar is designed for both small business owners and corporate executives who want to understand their cyber exposures and take proactive steps to safeguard their sensitive data. Chris will share real-life examples of cyber attacks, highlighting the financial implications and reputational damage that businesses can face, will also provide practical tips and high-level strategies that can potentially save your business from cyber threats.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from a cybersecurity expert. Join us for this engaging webinar and learn how to protect your business from the ever-present risk of cyber attacks.

📅 Date: Friday 20 October 2023
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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Business Insight with
Andrew Fairgray

Andrew speaks about starting, surviving, reviving, and thriving which is a focus in their Shaping Business Survey. Andrew speaks about how it is important to understand New Zealand business marketplace, rather than just think you know it as well as talking about productivity which New Zealand has seen a drastic decline in, and why it needs to have some focus placed on it.

📅 Date: Friday 13 October 2023
🌐 Digital Event: Social Media

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