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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Our Fast 50 regional winners

Our Fast 50 regional winners

Since June, we’ve been on the hunt for companies of interest and we’ve certainly found them! Congratulations to all our Deloitte Fast 50 regional award winners announced at our regional celebration events on 21 and 22 September. We had two fantastic nights celebrating some of New Zealand’s top business talent!

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From A to Z - The rebranding story of one of our iconic companies

From A to Z - The rebranding story of one of our iconic companies

‘Get really clear on what you stand for and live it!’ These are the words of Z Energy’s CEO, Mike Bennetts, who presented at our Deloitte Private Club in Wellington this month to tell the story behind the birth of Z Energy. Starting out as Shell Oil, the brand now known as Z Energy has gone through a transformation, not only of their brand, but of their company values.

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Q&A with Deloitte Private manager - Tonia Farquharson

Q&A with Deloitte Private manager - Tonia Farquharson

Deloitte Private manager, Tonia, is lucky enough to work in one of our most scenic locations in Queenstown. When she's not distracted by the view, she's out establishing a strong marketing presence and helping clients achieve their business goals. We chatted with her around the challenges of working in a small town and why she is such a strong advocate for SMEs taking advantage of technology.

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