Business Networking NZ 528970 https://www.businessnetworking.nz en-nz Business Networking NZ 30 What is Affiliate Marketing & Is It a Viable Business Idea? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-affiliate-marketing If you're looking for a way to start earning money online, but without selling any products or services, have you considered affiliate marketing? Today we're going to discuss what affiliate marketing is, whether it is a viable business idea and how you can get started in becoming an affiliate marketer. 049, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-affiliate-marketing Waikato Business Networking Groups https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/waikato-business-networking-groups We've collated a list of Waikato business networking groups which meet face to face, to help you make business connections with other local business owners. Check them out now! 048, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/waikato-business-networking-groups Understanding the Differences Between MYOB & Xero https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/differences-between-myob-xero You need to pick a business accounting software. Should you go with MYOB or Xero? We discuss the differences between them and how to select the right one for your business. 047, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/differences-between-myob-xero accounting software Choosing the Right Accounting Software https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/choosing-accounting-software A common question business owners ask is around how to choose which accounting software their business should use. We discuss the key points you should consider and share an accountant's viewpoint with you too. 045, 9 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/choosing-accounting-software Auckland Business Networking Groups https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/auckland-business-networking-groups Hunting for some Auckland business networking groups to join? We've made a comprehensive list of some some great face to face business groups for you to check out! 045, 5 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/auckland-business-networking-groups business networking What is Cloud Storage & Should My Business Be Using it? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-cloud-storage Find out what cloud storage is and the benefits it can provide every size business, including yours! We discuss the pros and cons to storing your files in the cloud, plus some popular storage providers. 044, 2 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-cloud-storage Is Your Business Ready for Christmas? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/business-ready-for-christmas Christmas is just around the corner and people are ready to start shopping! But is your business ready for Christmas? We discuss what small businesses need to do before the festive season begins. 044, 2 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/business-ready-for-christmas Dunedin Business Networking Groups https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/dunedin-business-networking-groups Looking for a few great Dunedin business networking groups to join? We've found some wonderful ones to share with you, many of which have a regular face to face meeting with members. 044, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/dunedin-business-networking-groups business networking Business Owners Share Their Best Advice On Starting a Business https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/top-advice-for-new-businesses Learn the top tips NZ business owners received when starting their business, straight from the horse's mouth! There's nothing better than experience and these 11 tips will quickly get you started on the right track! 042, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/top-advice-for-new-businesses Wellington Business Networking Groups https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/800833 Looking for some face to face Wellington business networking groups to join? We've collated the top business networking groups in the Capital for you. Find out what they are now! 041, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/800833 business networking How to Pick Your New Business Name https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/choosing-business-name Your business name is more than just words. It's the visions, emotions and loyalty customers get when seeing and remembering it. We share how to pick a great business name, plus the pit-falls you'll need to look out for. 041, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/choosing-business-name Christchurch Business Networking Groups https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/christchurch-business-networking-groups We've collated a list of some great face to face local Christchurch business networking groups for you to check out, suitable for both large and small businesses! 040, 4 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/christchurch-business-networking-groups business networking 16 Business Networking Tips for NZ Business Owners https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/business-networking-tips Here's a collection of 16 business networking tips designed to help you make the most of your business networking opportunities, both physical and online! 037, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/business-networking-tips business networking Best Free New Zealand Business Directories https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/best-free-new-zealand-business-directories We've done the research and made a list of the best free New Zealand business directories to list your business in. Come and find out what they are and learn how to maximise SEO for your listings too! 033, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/best-free-new-zealand-business-directories business directory 50 Home Business Ideas for New Zealanders https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/home-business-ideas Looking for some profitable home business ideas? We've made a list of 50 work from home business ideas you can start today! 032, 9 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/home-business-ideas work from homemums in business Creating a Work Life Balance When You Work from Home https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/work-life-balance-working-from-home Working from home has plenty of advantages, but it's when the lines between work and home begin to blur that trouble occurs. We share 7 steps you can take today to create a work life balance to help you work from home more effectively. 031, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/work-life-balance-working-from-home work from home Why Mothers Make the Best Entrepreneurs https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/why-mothers-make-best-entrepreneurs With the thousands of successful Mum entrepreneurs in NZ, it's time someone looked into the reasons why they are so successful. So we have and here's what we found out! 030, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/why-mothers-make-best-entrepreneurs mums in businesswork from home What is a Business Directory? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-a-business-directory Do you know what a business directory is? How about what information they contain? Should you list your business in an online business directory? Find out here! 030, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-a-business-directory business directory What Does Marketing Really Mean? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/meaning-of-marketing Recently a member of our Facebook Business Networking group asked the question, what is marketing all about? Our members are a wealth of knowledge and we've put together an article with their answers for you. 028, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/meaning-of-marketing marketing 8 Top Tips for Mum Entrepreneurs https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/mum-entrepreneurs As parents look for ways to make staying at home with the kids a viable option, more Mum entrepreneurs are starting their own small business. Juggling childcare and work is made easier when running your own business, in that you are only accountable to yourself and not your boss. Running a business from home has plenty of advantages, but it's not always smooth sailing. We've put together a collection of tips to specifically help Mum entrepreneurs with jugging business and family commitments. 025, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/mum-entrepreneurs mums in businesswork from homehome business Five Reasons to Hire a Business Coach https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/invest-business-coach Whether you are new to self-employment or entering a growth phase in your business, collaborating with a business coach has some distinct advantages. Coaches have an important role to play in our lives but while we see the importance of mentoring when we are younger – teachers, sports coaches, music tutors etc, we often don’t see the value a coach can bring to our business. 025, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/invest-business-coach business coach What is 3PL & How Can it Save You Time & Money? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-3pl Using a 3PL is a smart business move for any company sourcing or manufacturing product regardless of the business size. A 3PL manages all aspects of warehousing and distribution for you, allowing you to focus on growing your business whilst saving both time and money. 025, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-3pl Top 5 tips for Culture Onboarding https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/culture-onboarding It might be this years HR buzz however onboarding is nothing new. Businesses have been onboarding for years, the point of difference now is the focus on culture and a move away from ticking boxes. 025, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/culture-onboarding onboarding How to Start a Business Working from Home https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/starting-business-from-home Thinking about starting up a business working from home, but not sure where to start? New Zealand has many successful home based businesses and there's no reason why your one can't be the next! We're in the business of helping other NZ based business owners grow and we'd love for you to come along with us - for free! 024, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/starting-business-from-home mums in businesshome based businesswork from home 7 Reasons Why You Should Join a Business Networking Group https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/join-business-networking-group Everyone's talking about them, but how can joining a business networking group help you? Surely you can manage by using Google to find answers, chatting with friends and reading books? Well, yes you could choose to do just that. However, when you join a business networking group you not only make life easier for yourself, but you also build up both your own and your business' credibility. Then there's the amazing leads and referrals too... 024, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/join-business-networking-group business networkingsocial networking Social Media for Business – What is the Number One Priority? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/social-medias-top-priority Many business owners nowadays use social media for business. If you are a business owner, why wouldn’t you? Social media is extremely powerful. Facebook alone has over 2 BILLION USERS a month!! This is crazy numbers! Your customers are surely among those people and they are waiting to connect with you. 024, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/social-medias-top-priority social media What is Social Networking? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-social-networking Have you heard the term social networking before? Using social media platforms, business owners are able to network with others, helping to develop their online visibility and expertise within their industry. We'll explain in more depth what is social networking, how you can get started and the benefits of doing it! 024, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-social-networking social networkingbusiness networking Benefits of Messy Play for Kids https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/benefits-messy-play-kids It’s just a bit of dirt, it’ll wash off. After all, the benefits of messy play seriously outweigh a little bit of mud, paint, glue or glitter! With plenty of research from play experts pushing the benefits, we thought it was time to share these with you. But with so many to pick from, we’ve stuck to the top five benefits of messy play to list here. 024, 10 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/benefits-messy-play-kids How Do I Do Keyword Research? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/do-keyword-research Keyword research is the process of finding the words and phrases people use to find your products or services on the web. Yes, it can be time consuming. It can also be confusing. Whether you’re using Google’s Keyword Planner or one of the other free keyword research tools, there are similar steps to work through. 024, 10 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/do-keyword-research keyword researchseo Tips on Caring for Fresh Flowers https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/caring-fresh-flowers Grab some great tips from Kaitaia's specialist florist, Fresh Flowers Kaitaia, on how to keep your cut flowers looking great for longer! 024, 10 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/caring-fresh-flowers florist Your Guide to Business Networking in New Zealand https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/business-networking-nz Business networking in New Zealand is nothing new. What's new though, is the way in which business owners are networking with one another. We're going to explain both the traditional and online ways of business networking in NZ, plus share some great online networking tools you can use to grow the visibility of your business. 023, 9 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/business-networking-nz business networking Introduction to Business Networking https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/introduction-business-networking Business networking is a long term strategy for business growth. It requires you to build relationships with other business owners and their representatives. A good way to think about it that it's an investment in the future success and sustainability of your business. 023, 3 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/introduction-business-networking business networking Is My Website and Customer Data Secure? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/website-customer-data-secure Everyone is hopefully reviewing their data security and privacy in line with GDPR requirements. But have you ever stopped and thought who has access to the customer data in your website or accounting systems? 021, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/website-customer-data-secure gdpr data security How Hiring a Graphic Designer Makes Your Life Easier https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/graphic-designer-makes-life-easy As a graphic designer, it’s my job to create graphics for your business. But I’m not here to make extra work for you. It’s the opposite in fact because my job is all about giving you back your most precious commodity; your time. I’ll take care of all your graphic design needs, big or small. Here’s how it works … 020, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/graphic-designer-makes-life-easy graphic design 5 Reasons Professional Graphic Designers Do It Better https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/why-graphic-designers-are-best Would you hire a chef to lay your carpet? How about a plumber to install your oven? No, of course you wouldn’t, you’d hire the right professional to do the job for you. When it comes to your businesses graphic design work, the best person is a professional graphic designer, like me. That means, forget doing it yourself! 020, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/why-graphic-designers-are-best graphic design Tips on Choosing Bridesmaid & Flower Girl Tutus https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/bridesmaid-tutu Do you have a theme for your wedding? That’s a good place to start when it comes to picking your bridesmaid and flower girl tutus. Other things you’ll need to consider are the season, the style of your wedding and the age of your attendants. Let’s consider each of these separately. 019, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/bridesmaid-tutu What is a Landing Page? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-a-landing-page There's often a lot of confusion about what a landing page is. The truth is, a landing page is a page you have specifically created for a set purpose and which you direct a set audience to. While any page on your website could be called a landing page, digital marketers refer to a landing page as being a standalone page with one focused objective - your call to action. 019, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/what-is-a-landing-page landing page What is TWD? https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/tld If you are manufacturing or sourcing products to sell either via E-Commerce or direct to Retail you will know the costs associated with shipping, storage and distribution. Find out how TWD can help your business! 019, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/tld Guide to Using Images on Your Website https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/using-website-images Images are fantastic tools to use on your website. Not only do they make it more attractive, encouraging visitors to stay for longer, but they also help to increase your site conversion rates. 019, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/using-website-images images How to Optimise Your Web Pages Meta Tags https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/optimise-web-pages-meta-tags Meta tags are a great tool every website owner needs to both understand and use. In your CMS, there is a specific area where you can enter them, helping to improve your website's on page SEO. Today we're going to discuss what they are, how to write them and which information goes into which meta tag. 019, 7 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/optimise-web-pages-meta-tags Understanding the GDPR https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/understanding-gdpr From the 25 May 2018, Europe's General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR comes into force. It's aim is to improve the privacy of European citizens by requiring businesses who operate within Europe to protect the information they have of EU citizens. We explain our interpretation of what you need to consider doing about the GPDR and what we are doing. 018, 3 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.businessnetworking.nz/blog/understanding-gdpr