Over the summer holiday, we usually have time to reflect on our personal and business goals. We step into the new year full of inspiration and motivation to make improvements.
We often forget to look outside our business for support, or are concerned about the cost or value of engaging external specialists. You might be pleasantly surprised at the number of freely available, or partially funded resources and grants available to Northland business owners, or those looking to set up a business. Here’s a few worth checking out.
At a recent community meeting, those attending (of which there were over 300) were asked to imagine what the community would look and feel like if they had a magic wand and could change anything. Of course there was much excitement and a small dose of cynicism, but the results were astounding.
In 2018 Foodstuffs North Island chief executive Chris Quin said “New Zealanders are not ready to go cold turkey on plastic bags yet.” He cited challenges around finding a suitable replacement stating the science behind providing alternatives was ‘fairly complex’. In fairness to Chris, making significant changes to a large business is hard work – in fact research tells us the probability of successfully implementing change in any environment can be as low as 30%. So how do you change the odds in your favour?
Introducing Northland Farm Services - a family owned and operated company, providing clients with solutions to milking machines, water and effluent problems.
Each year brings new challenges and opportunities for business owners. So you can hit the ground running next year, we’ve put together an overview of four key business developments and what to look out for in 2019.