Feature story: Timely comes in at #71 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Feature story: Timely comes in at #71 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500

We were thrilled to have 54 businesses from New Zealand take out a place in our recent Deloitte Technology Fast 500. We celebrated their success with events at our Deloitte Private Clubs in Auckland and Wellington and were thrilled to see the support for those Kiwi businesses making their mark on the world stage. One such placeholder was Timely who came in at #71. They make scheduling software to help small businesses such a beauty and wellbeing ones, keep track of appointments, stock and clients. We had a chat with co-founder and CEO, Ryan Baker about their rapid growth and the challenges that can create. 

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Exceptional entrepreneurs: Collaborate

Exceptional entrepreneurs: Collaborate

At the BNZ Startup Alley recently, a Wellington team made up of four women took home a bonus prize for their app that matches young people with volunteer opportunities that are relevant to their skills and interests. They were awarded a prize of $2,500 and day with BNZ’s UX team.

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Getting down to business: The importance of a good website

Getting down to business: The importance of a good website

Marketing your SME is both an art and a science. Figuring out what type of marketing to prioritise is another big question. Statistics from MYOB's latest survey on SMEs show that 52% of businesses felt that having a website generated more customer enquires and enabled them to have a more professional image. Which begs the question, do you have a website and how good is it? 

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Exceptional entreprenuer: Jenene Crossan

Exceptional entreprenuer: Jenene Crossan

This month we're chatting with the talented Jenene Crossan, who recently picked up the award for the Most Inspiring Individual at the 2016 New Zealand Innovation Awards with Flossie Concierge. She explains what innovation means to her and why she's so excited by the possibilities of the digital realm. 

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Shaky grounds for Kaikoura’s business community

Shaky grounds for Kaikoura’s business community

The Kaikoura earthquake on November 14 last year registered 7.8 on the Richter scale. Rockslides covered the major highways in and out of the city, the seabed rose around 1.5 metres and nearly 500 businesses of 734 registered in the Kaikoura District required some kind of assistance.   

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How will this year be different than last?

How will this year be different than last?

Asking yourself some hard business questions early in the year will set you up for success.

A lot of small business owners either spend too much time struggling to get customers and earning too little money, or become victims of their own success.

It’s time to identify these problems early and do something about it to make 2017 a business year to remember in the process!

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BNZ: Our reflections on the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50

BNZ: Our reflections on the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50

Every year, the Deloitte Fast 50 shines a welcome spotlight on the achievements of New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses and BNZ is very happy to play an important role in this programme. And, as always, this year provided some valuable insights into the current trends in the fast growing segment of companies.Every year, the Deloitte Fast 50 shines a welcome spotlight on the achievements of New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses and BNZ is very happy to play an important role in this programme. And, as always, this year provided some valuable insights into the current trends in the fast growing segment of companies.

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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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