By Bernard Hickey
Interest.co.nz is proud to announce and launch a new section for growing businesses with the support of gold sponsor Kiwibank and silver sponsor Deloitte.
In the coming days and weeks we'll be publishing success stories, company profiles, how-to guides, news, analysis, videos, opinion pieces and much more to help New Zealand's small to medium businesses do their business, and more importantly, grow their businesses.
Andrew Patterson is on board as our Growing Business Correspondent to find and tell the stories of New Zealand's most innovative and interesting companies and business people. Andrew is the Business Editor for Radio Live and we've worked together for years on Andrew's Sunday Business show. He has a wealth of experience covering business for Radio Live and ABC in Australia, along with helping to grow and run businesses himself. We enjoy being enthusiasts for growing businesses, including our own!
We're unashamedly looking to find and tell the many good news stories around business in New Zealand.
We see so many success stories that are both instructional and inspirational for all of New Zealand. Often, however, they are stories that are not being told. New Zealanders tend not to blow their trumpets and there are many smaller firms that are doing spectacular things below the surface.
They are opening up new markets, inventing new technologies and employing our brightest talents. We want to bring them to light and celebrate their achievements.
We hope that by telling these stories we can help other small to medium businesses growth their businesses, and ultimately grow New Zealand. We'll try to understand and explain what makes these businesses a success. We aim to uncover some role models that can inspire the rest of us.
We'll also cover those vital day-to-day issues that affect growing businesses. There are many challenges for small to medium businesses, including access to capital, taxation, finding the right skills and finding new markets.
We want to find useful stories and information to help growing businesses meet those challenges. We also want this section to be a place for business owners, entrepreneurs and everyone else with aspiration to debate these issues and share their stories.
If you've got a great story to tell or an issue that needs addressing, just email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
We'd also like to note the support of our gold sponsor Kiwibank and our silver sponsor Deloitte, without which we would not have been able to launch this new section. We'll be highlighting useful information they have to help businesses grow too.
So let's get on it. It's business time for Interest.co.nz.
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