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Wage subsidy for employees creates a cost to business

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While the wage subsidy is a much-appreciated lifeline to help retain employment for staff, employers must still top up the…

Auckland University wins ICC Mediation Competition

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The University of Auckland took out the final at the 2021 Mediation Competition in February 2021 after 100 mock mediations.…

Ebba Petersen

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Ebba Petersen was at home having some repair work done when she had a lightbulb moment. While chatting with the…

Minimum Wage 2021 Increase Employer Information

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As of 1 April 2021, new minimum wage rates before tax came into effect. Find the information you need regarding…

From Flying the Skies to Following a Passion

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Belinda Bullock’s motivation for starting her own business was pretty grim. Covid had forced her into redundancy from Air New…

Waitangi Day Employer Information

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NB: This information was provided by Employment New Zealand This year, Waitangi Day falls on Saturday 6 February and is…

It’s not just rubbish!

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Many New Zealanders’ perception of waste management is of piled up landfills hounded by circling seagulls! The reality, as highlighted…
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In the Chamber – December 2020 Update

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Woop, woop, they’ve done it!

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Food-kit leaders Woop have been recognised for their super star growth trajectory. After smashing their targets in a competitive market, they were…
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In the Chamber | November 2020 Update

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Welcome to our November In the Chamber update. Read on to find out how we can support you as we close out…

Fun in the Skies leads to Westpac Auckland Business Award

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It could safely be said that not many businesses entered lockdown as spectacularly as Skydive Auckland. Their staff jumped into Waiheke Island…

Changing lives through employment

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It’s an incredibly important part of what we do and stand for. Here at Auckland Business Chamber, we’re supporting our…

The benefits of using a mentor for your business.

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Running a business has its challenges. Many business owners have some strengths, but they also often have gaps in the…

Accessing the world’s largest market through Hong Kong

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The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area is made up of a world-class cluster of nine major cities in Guangdong province…

China Chill – are we turning this into something it’s not?

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Do our much-publicised drop-offs in activities and numbers across various areas with China have more to do with market forces…

Mindfulness in the workplace

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Mindfulness doesn’t teach us to manage our stress, it teaches us to stop making it!  Through a simple and scientifically…

GridALK – A hub for innovation

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‘Start-ups and SMEs can be hard work when you’re sitting at the kitchen table or alone in the garden shed.…

Building your brand

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Brand building can be one of the most significant things you can do for your new or existing business. A…

Using social media to grow your business

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The Auckland Business Chamber is a great advocate of best practice in business – such as networking with other expert…

Networking – its importance to business

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Like many business owners, you may feel you’re too busy to network while you’re running your business. But if your…

Engaging with a Business Mentor: Why it’s so important for Small Businesses

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Great mentoring will open doors, set direction and help you achieve your goals. When you’re in the day-to-day of running…

Defining your vision

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Defining your vision, mission and position. The most important thing you need to do as a business owner is define…

How to export and grow your international markets

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It’s just become more attractive for New Zealand businesses to export. New Zealand exporters will enjoy even greater access to…

Well-being in the Workplace

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Your wellbeing: The key to a better business. Today we understand that to truly become the successful person we envision…

Keeping customers, and keeping them happy

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Most businesses spend a lot of time and money trying to win new customers, and not very much on keeping…

Productivity – are you and your business as productive as you can be?

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Time – and the lack of it – is undoubtedly one of the most challenging resources for any SME or…

Business plans: why you can’t grow without one

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I wanted to start by talking about the importance of having a business plan… for your business. I emphasised that last bit,…

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