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Grow your business with Auckland Business Chamber

By Auckland Business Chamber on June 25, 2019

 

Are you looking at opportunities to grow your business? The Auckland Business Chamber is one of the most cost-effective ways to gain new clients, new customers, new suppliers and new support networks by mixing at their events with other businesses.  Not only are their member businesses saving thousands of dollars a year through the buying privileges the Chamber has created with their retail partners, they are also enjoying the many efficiencies that come with the Chamber’s free advice, resources and no-cost recruiting.

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Topics: benefits, recruiting, win a car, business networking, membership, business savings, 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

Building your brand

By Mike Hall on September 07, 2018


Brand building can be one of the most significant things you can do for your new or existing business. A solid brand building process can transform your business from a small player into a successful competitor.

Your customers will develop a deeper level of trust for your brand and be more likely to purchase what you are selling. It allows you to develop a consistent message and visual identity to reinforce your mission – that’s why it is important to integrate your brand into every aspect of the customer’s experience: from your shop/office front to your website, to your personal interactions.

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Topics: business, brand, brand building

Using Social Media to grow your business

By Auckland Business Chamber on July 30, 2018


The Auckland Business Chamber is a great advocate of best practice in business – such as networking with other expert subject-matter businesses.
Energise is one such business that specialises in social media marketing. So when we wanted to share a blog about social media for small business, social media for business growth and thought leadership, what better resource could we utilise than our close networking partner - and provider of expert business advice – Energise.

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Topics: get customers, growing business, social media

Networking - its importance to business

By Natalie Woodbridge on July 11, 2018


Like many business owners, you may feel you’re too busy to network while you’re running your business. But if your goal is to grow and build your business rather than just run it, it’s vital that you find time for networking. It’s an investment in your future.

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Topics: networking, business, business mentors, growth, authenticity, get customers

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

By Yvette Hellyer on June 26, 2018

Great mentoring will open doors, set direction and help you achieve your goals.

When you’re in the day-to-day of running your business and fighting fires, it can be hard to keep your eye on the big picture and focus on your goals. Having a mentor helps with this – not to mention giving your business a much higher chance of succeeding!

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Topics: Training, Business Support, Programmes, Business planning