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Mentors

Mentor magic: How Kathryn Wilson built success from her heroes

Mentors have been a critical part of internationally-acclaimed Kiwi shoe designer Kathryn Wilson’s success. From launching her first shoes aged 23 in 2003, to early overseas sales, to developing an e-commerce strategy to cope with burgeoning online business, Wilson ... More …


How do you start again?

CC Interiors was often considered by customers to be the finest showroom in the Southern Hemisphere. Then a fire earlier this year changed everything. More …



Why Kiwi ingenuity is choking NZ Inc

We need to move past being jacks of all trades if we're to become a truly value-based export economy, argues former Old Mout Cider owner turned SME advisor Scottie Chapman. More …


Business plan or startup plan?

Most founders assume a business plan is their first priority, but a startup plan will help you define a lasting vision, says LendYour founder and CEO Nicolai Thomson. More …



Leisurewear venture chases a kickstart

When Liv Tapper got together the first collection for her luxury ladies' leisurewear brand Formantera, she sent it to contacts in the New York fashion scene who said she could launch it ASAP. But without the resources, she's turned ... More …


Why AS Colour is the new black

“Why can’t we source a decent blank T-shirt?” That was the conundrum facing young entrepreneur Lawrence Railton and fine arts graduate and sales manager Dan Bycroft when Railton started his fledgling T-shirt wholesale distribution business back in 2006. More …