Take your business to the next level

Take your business to the next level

As part of the Fast 50 festival, we enjoyed a great session on how to capitalise on your current position and expand your market share with three women running high-growth businesses. Samantha Gadd, Founder of Humankind shared on why rebranding is so important and Managing Director of Xero, Anna Curzon talked about why you always need to have one eye on the next curve in your business. 

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Smartlift - remaining relevant in Canterbury

Smartlift - remaining relevant in Canterbury

Congratulations to Smartlift in Canterbury who are number 3 on our Deloitte Fast 50 Index this year! These guys are making strides in the Canterbury rebuild and having a huge impact on the city, since they started their business after the Canterbury quakes. This article by Chris Hutching from the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50 Ezine explains how the business go off the ground and their journey so far. 

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Winners of the 2016 Fast 50: Pushpay

Winners of the 2016 Fast 50: Pushpay

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Fast 50 - Pushpay! These are the guys helping to make payments to organisations and charities, fast and easy with their app. We had a chat with co-founder Chris Heaslip who explained the journey it's been to get where they are today. 

 

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Mission Accomplished: The 2016 Fast 50

Mission Accomplished: The 2016 Fast 50

We’re proud to say it was another cracking festival at Villa Maria Winery on November 16th where we saw even more fast growth companies rise to the surface of NZ’s business landscape. We’ve now debriefed the agents, packed away the gadgets for next year and closed down the case for the 2016 Fast 50 Festival.

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Landing in the USA

Landing in the USA

So you're looking to "land" in the USA? Then it's time you met John Holt, the co-founder and chair of Kiwi Landing Pad - a not-for-profit organisation set up with Sam Morgan in 2010. Its focus is on helping share knowledge through curating a community of entrepreneurs and innovators and helping them land in new markets. For Bite-Size News this month, John weighed in on what it means for business owners looking to enter the US market and the checks and balances they need to be making. 

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From cars to hotels - the evolution of JUCY

From cars to hotels - the evolution of JUCY

The name JUCY has become synonymous with tourism in NZ - the distinct purple and green signs around the country are virtually impossible to miss! But this big player in the NZ tourism market was once a small fish. Founded by brothers, Dan and Tim Alpe, JUCY started out with 35 cars in 2001. Fast forward 15 years and THE BUSINESS now operates over 4000 rental vehicles throughout New Zealand, Australia and the USA. Dan and tim have also taken the brand beyond vehicles with JUCY Cruise in Milford Sound and JUCY Snooze budget hotels.

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Eat My Lunch expands to feed more hungry mouths

 Eat My Lunch expands to feed more hungry mouths

Eat My Lunch are on a mission - to make sure no Kiwi kid goes without lunch! Turns out many others are keen to support that mission judging by the rapid growth they've had which one them a Rising Star - One to Watch award in our Auckland regional Fast 50 event. They're now expanding into new markets, having just started up in Wellington with the first lunches delivered on October 17. We spoke with co-founder Lisa King on why 'business is booming'.  

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Q&A with Deloitte Private Manager, Ben Halsey

Q&A with Deloitte Private Manager, Ben Halsey

From Wellington to London to Christchurch, we're chatting with Ben Halsey who formed an interest in small businesses from a young age thanks to his parents. He explains why he enjoys working with SME owners and what his 'current' movies of choice are.From Wellington to London to Christchurch, we're chatting with Ben Halsey who formed an interest in small businesses from a young age thanks to his parents. He explains why he enjoys working with SME owners and what his 'current' movies of choice are.

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Growing a happy place for customers

Growing a happy place for customers

While it may seem like the road less travelled, many have been before you when it comes to starting a business. Co-owner and founder of Farro Fresh, Janene Draper, spoke at our Deloitte Private Club in Auckland this month, sharing her stories of navigating new markets to grow in. She also delved into what it means to be a good business owner and allow your business to grow well.

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