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In the Chamber | November 2020 Update

By Auckland Business Chamber on November 16, 2020

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

Following the announcement of an Auckland CBD Covid case, we have information on the Leave Support Scheme available HERE. 

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Topics: Business Support, growing business, start ups, exports, import

Fun in the Skies leads to Westpac Auckland Business Award

By Auckland Business Chamber on November 13, 2020

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

It was the last day of work before New Zealand’s first lockdown in March. “As uncertain as the lockdown was, it was great to end on such a high note,” says Skydive Auckland’s Marketing Manager Jo Austin.

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Topics: Events, Business planning, growing business

In the Chamber | October 2020 update

By Auckland Business Chamber on October 27, 2020


Welcome to the October 2020 update of In The Chamber. This month we look at the recent election, the inevitable effects Brexit will have on trade and how we're working to continue our support for New Zealand business in the coming months.

Read on to find out what's been happening in the Chamber, how you can participate in our various events and what support you can find for your business.

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Topics: Business Support, growing business, start ups, exports, import

Changing lives through employment

By Auckland Business Chamber on November 20, 2019

It’s an incredibly important part of what we do and stand for.

Here at Auckland Business Chamber, we’re supporting our local communities into employment with practical work readiness programmes and connecting job seekers with the largest business network in New Zealand.

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Topics: Training, government, diversity, employment, community, job-seeker, careers

The benefits of using a mentor for your business.

By Auckland Business Chamber on July 30, 2019

Running a business has its challenges. Many business owners have some strengths, but they also often have gaps in the skills needed to succeed. This is where making use of a mentor can make a real difference.

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Topics: Training, Programmes, Resources, business mentors, growing business, brand building, membership, business advice

Accessing the world's largest market through Hong Kong

By Auckland Business Chamber on April 02, 2019

 

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area is made up of a world-class cluster of nine major cities in Guangdong province plus the Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of Hong Kong and Macau. The region’s 70 million consumers are relatively and increasingly wealthy. This is a large, prosperous and lucrative consumer market.

 

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Topics: china, trade, exports, government, import, investment, hong kong, greater bay

China Chill - are we turning this into something it's not?

By Michael Barnett on February 21, 2019

 

Do our much publicised drop-offs in activities and numbers across various areas with China have more to do with market forces than concerns over perceived government relationship issues?

 

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Topics: china, diplomacy, trade, tourism, exports, fta, government

Mindfulness in the Workplace

By Auckland Business Chamber on January 29, 2019

 

Mindfulness doesn’t teach us to manage our stress, it teaches us to stop making it!   Through a simple and scientifically proven meditation process it allows us to improve happiness, productivity and profitability by removing stress.  Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success, and this is true for business as well as individuals.

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Topics: start ups, entrepreneurs, SME, mindfulness, employees, course, stress management

GridAKL – a hub for innovation

By Auckland Business Chamber on December 06, 2018

 

‘Start-ups and SMEs can be hard work when you’re sitting at the kitchen table or alone in the garden shed. That’s why GridAKL was set up to bring people and ideas together.’

 

Very few light bulb moments happen in isolation. Ideas take off by bouncing concepts around with like-minded people. That’s really the crux of GridAKL - a place and community designed to help businesses make their next move.

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Topics: growing business, start ups, technology, entrepreneurs, SME, innovation

How to export and grow your international markets

By Kim Barnett on November 06, 2018

 

It’s just become more attractive for New Zealand businesses to export.

New Zealand exporters will enjoy even greater access to overseas markets from next year now that the CPTPP has recently been ratified by a majority of the member countries*.

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Topics: business, export, international trade