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Idealog—in the ideas business



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 …







Brands get in the spirit of rare species

When Peter Darroch and Phillip Clark set out to create a new spirit label to take to the world, they wanted something that oozed pure New Zealand - and that's what they got with Blue Duck vodka and Black Robin ... More …


Should you kiss your bank goodbye?

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Banks as we know them could be gone by as soon as 2025, says PwC, so what do they need to do to survive and what does the bank of the future look like? More …