Enterprise

To have and to hold

To have and to hold

With the arrival of the digit­al revolu­tion, we saw things go through a fairly quick cycle where people went from hav­ing everything on a screen to actu­ally want­ing to have phys­ic­al objects again,” explains Grant Muir of digit­al print spe­cial­ists INK. “There is a rela­tion­ship people have with prin­ted media. Once they real­ised the importance […]

What’s cooking in the PIPI pot?

What’s cooking in the PIPI pot?

In the last few dec­ades New Zealand’s eco­nom­ic focus has begun expand­ing to value our emer­ging cre­at­ive and know­ledge eco­nom­ies. Those eco­nom­ies are best described as the poten­tial that exists in our ideas, how we apply these, what new mar­kets we uncov­er and with what tech­no­logy and plat­forms, and the money we make from doing so. […]

Start Me Up!

Start Me Up!

I’m a born and bred Wel­ling­to­ni­an, and as such am fiercely proud of our city. It isn’t like any­where else in the coun­try and there’s nowhere else I’d rather live. Think­ing about all the things I love about Wel­ling­ton, the cre­at­ive sec­tor is def­in­itely high on my list. By cre­at­ive, I mean arts, design and […]

Time for paws in the city

Time for paws in the city

A few weeks ago, on a day I was away from the office, my team decided to have a very ran­dom doggy day, where every­one brought their dogs to work in the after­noon for a bit of a play date. I’m sad I missed out, because I have a lovely dog called Ken, who would […]

Celebrating in the right style

Celebrating in the right style

How many people have you heard say “Wow, it’s Decem­ber – where has the year gone?” A few, I bet. It seems to me that the month of Decem­ber is a shock to people when it arrives, which is slightly bizarre, because it hap­pens every year at the same time. But, by the time this […]

Is Xero the best?

Is Xero the best?

The earli­est known writ­ing dis­covered by archae­olo­gists takes the form of tax accounts. Egypt and Meso­pot­amia were keen on hav­ing their fin­an­cial ducks in a row, and records found date back to 3300bc. As gov­ern­ments and cit­ies were built, account­ing became a neces­sity. It wasn’t until the Renais­sance that mod­ern account­ing star­ted to be shaped. […]

The woof and the smooth

The woof and the smooth

When your busi­ness life hands you lem­ons, you’ve got a few options. Lem­on­ade is the com­mon answer. A single, cool and refresh­ing glass to quench your business’s thirst (i.e. to tide you over a drought), or you can take the tum­bler of lem­on­ade and make a cock­tail! Add a few umbrel­las, pack­age it in a […]

FAST awareness

FAST awareness

The week of 9–15 Septem­ber is Stroke Aware­ness Week. Wheth­er you are close to people who have suffered from a stroke or not, this is a very ser­i­ous busi­ness: some 9,000 New Zeal­anders are vic­tims every year. Most of these cases are pre­vent­able. As people in busi­ness, our health can some­times slide when we are […]