Welcome to our December In the Chamber update. We hope you're able to treat yourself to the time you deserve with family and friends this Christmas break! Read on to find out what's going on a the Chamber as we close out the year and move into 2021.
To help keep your exports moving over the holidays, we will still be open and operating over the break. Check out our hours here.
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.
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.
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!
I wanted to start by talking about the importance of having a business plan… for your business. I emphasised that last bit, because it’s vital to what we’re talking about - it has to be a plan for your business. You can have a standard format, but you should not have standard content. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for writing a business plan.
I often talk about the importance of knowing your ‘why’. What is the purpose or reason for being of your business? Why are you doing – often at great effort and expense – what you’re doing? You need to be able to answer this before you can even start your business plan. Once you have, then developing your business plan will be like a roadmap for your business to achieve your objectives and vision.
A thorough business plan is priceless for any business, and if you’re trying to grow your business in a crowded marketplace, it could be your biggest asset.