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This unique study explores the relationship between business performance and wellbeing among nearly 600 business leaders and owners surveyed across New Zealand.
Tatauranga umanga Māori – Statistics on Māori businesses: March 2022 quarter presents information on one subset of Māori businesses that contribute to our country’s economy. This release includes data on Māori authorities and their subsidiaries.
A Māori business definition informed by consultation findings is being developed to ensure consistent data collection on this topic.
A new free calculator to help small businesses measure their carbon footprint has been launched in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Carbon Emissions Calculator is the newest feature of Climate Action Toolbox, developed by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), business.govt.nz and a collaboration of organisations from the public and private sectors.
Articles we’ve been reading

Sometimes you don’t need to read a book – a quick article can you good insight to a topic. Here’s some we’ve found interesting:
Ways to Give Feedback Without Offending

Approach everyone you give feedback to as if they are an iceberg, as there is more below the surface when you deliver structured feedback.
Skills Leaders Will Need in an Uncertain Future

Leaders will be challenged to deal with change and crises, and they’ll need to think about how they will lead people through these challenging times.
5 Questions to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness

Being an effective leader requires a lot of hard work. You need to be continuously aware of how you’re leading others and how they respond. Great leaders know that continuous improvement is essential for success. They are constantly challenging themselves to think about their own performance as a leader and find ways to make improvements. 
Eight marketing tips to recession-proof your small business

Rachel Klaver is a marketing strategist, specialising in lead generation and content marketing.

OPINION: While there are a few outlier businesses who are thriving at the moment, many of the business owners I’m speaking to have definitely seen a cool down in leads and sales.
Tips to help your business survive a downturn

Samir Harith is the owner of the The Comic Accountant and is committed to helping small business owners understand accounting and finance through comics.

OPINION:It's that time of the economic cycle again.

Consumer confidence levels are dropping and the stock and property market are facing a downslide.
Dive into databases

The management journal the Harvard Business Review is a long standing, informative and much respected journal on all subjects of business, leadership and management.
Did you know you get free access each issue thanks to your library subscription and the database Business Source Premier?

Business Source Premier
A business research database offering information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting and international business.

Titles include:
Harvard Business Review
New Zealand Management
Forbes
NZ Business
Visit Business Source Premier

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