Returning to the Good Old Days of Service and Value

Service, value and simplicity are dictating buying habits. At a time when the market is hugely competitive, shopping centres are inventing and re-inventing themselves and offering value-added experiences to give customers a reason to return. Why? Because people want more experiences, more value, more service. ‘Local’ is at a high. ‘Local’ is the new motivator. People want to buy their meat from their local butcher, drink their coffee at their local café, service their bike at their … [Read more...]

Great Tips to make the most of Rugbymania!

We had to share this article from our good friends at Resistance is pointless. For the next two months, arguably the biggest sporting event held in New Zealand will be inescapable. So to avoid a mauling you may as well embrace it. For die-hard fans, visitors to New Zealand and even those who've already had enough of the hype, we have put together a Stuff top 10 survival guide. Leave your tips for surviving below. 1. Embrace the tourist - go on, give them a friendly … [Read more...]

How ready is your business for the biggest sporting event of 2011? Make sure you haven’t forgotten anything! Here’s a final checklist for Aucklander's to help you review your readiness for RWC 2011. My staff and I have transport plans for the Tournament especially on match days. My suppliers know when there will be road closures in the Auckland area. I have a skilled and trained pool of staff for the duration of the Tournament. I have necessary consents and licences for promotional activities. I understand the Major … [Read more...]

Show Your Support For New Zealand Rugby

18 days to kick-off - expected RWC 2011 visitors boosted Offshore ticket sales indicate 95,000 visitors now expected Ticket revenue hits NZ$234m, 87% of target, from 1.08m sales to date Sales surge since Bledisloe Test - NZ$1 million of tickets sold NZ$65m revenue generated from nearly 300,000 ticket sales over last 10 weeks Tournament organisers for the seventh Rugby World Cup are forecasting that on the basis of offshore ticket sales to date New Zealand can expect 95,000 … [Read more...]

Franchise Expo 2011 this weekend in Auckland

Come along and talk with the Head Office team from Speedy Signs at the The Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo on this weekend from 10am to 4pm at the Auckland ASB showgrounds. We will be situated at stand number 150 with our EmbroidMe Franchise. The Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo. About the EXPO It will have something for everyone considering buying their own business – whether they are in the serious stages of investing large capital, adding to an existing business … [Read more...]

Sales Networking Group Makes a Big Impact on East Auckland

NZ Sales Manager, the premier e-Magazine for sales professionals are relaunching their monthly Hub Sales Networking Breakfasts in East Tamaki on 23August. The Hub meetings are free to attend (just buy your own breakfast) and a must for anyone serious about sales.  The main purpose of these meetings is to provide a platform for sales people to meet up, swap leads, get advice and improve their sales performance. Philippa Pollock, Business Development Manager for FUJIFILM NZ Limited and … [Read more...]