H1 2023 results
A lot of online scams are pretty obvious. Your bank isn’t going to send you emails about your balance expiring soon. And you know the IRD isn’t going to send you a text to transfer your tax rebate. Unfortunately, the types of scams most likely to affect New Zealand businesses are considerably more sophisticated. Our recent biannual business survey revealed that 41% of survey participants undertake specific planning for fraud risks; that number should be a lot higher in today’s environment when breaches are far more prevalent.
For business owners, leaders and decision-makers, it's time to step up on sustainability - or risk falling behind your competitors. It can be hard to keep up with all the ways in which businesses can tackle sustainability as they continue to advance way beyond reducing travel and recycling, and they require an investment of our time and money - both of which are scarce in tough economic times.
With new free trade agreements, shipping costs down, and remote work widely accepted, there’s never been a better time to step into a new market. Yet Kiwi companies are often reluctant to test those international waters. So, why do so few Kiwi businesses export and what key steps can you take to step into the exporting space?
A highly competitive labour market will leave many employers at risk of losing staff to businesses who can offer better pay. If your business isn’t in a position to offer wage increases to meet the cost of inflation, now is the perfect time to think outside the square when it comes to retaining talent.