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In my role as an independent business advisor I get to speak to many different people in a wide range of industries across Hawke's Bay. So this update looks at my take on the current state of the Hawke's Bay economy, what next, and where the pain points are.

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Are you too busy talking that you're not spending the time communicating? A lot of people are so focused on advocating for their own idea, they don't take the time to think about what other people are saying, let alone listen to what the other person is saying.

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In my role as an independent business advisor I get to speak to many different people in a vast range of industries across Hawke's Bay. So, this update looks at my take on the current state of the Hawke's Bay economy, where to next, and where the pain points are.

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This vlog is a shout-out to all the small businesses (SMEs) in New Zealand – the people that own them, work in them and support them. So well done New Zealand small businesses – you hold our business economy together!

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If you follow Formula 1 you'll know they talk about improvements in 10ths of a second. So in this Vlog I talk about a business that was able to increase profitability by about $200k, just by making small 1% improvements.

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Funding is still available for work with Registered Businesses via the Regional Business Partners (RBP) Programme, in which PlanA Consulting is a Registered Business. Some of the funding is at 100% for the services delivered and some is co-funded at 50%.

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If you have a great new business or start-up idea and an entrepreneurial mind-set, we want to help you develop it further. The CO.STARTERS programme helps entrepreneurs and business start-ups by equipping them with the best tools and resources needed to support and grow their businesses.

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Are you pouring your heart and soul into your business by employing staff and staying current with suppliers, but finding it hard to pay yourself a fair remuneration or sometimes not at all?

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KPIs, scorecards, dashboarding – call them what you like. Either way they're a great way to keep track of your business at an operational level. In this video I briefly outline 4 Top Tips for using KPIs:

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Good clarity leads to better decision making. And better decision making leads to better implementation. So in this video Hutch poses a simple question – what's the role clarity like in your business and what changes might you need to make for improved implementation?

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