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Idealog—in the ideas business


Going Overland: Tips from a $60m footwear business

Shane Anselmi turned a worn-out Auckland cheap shoe chain into a $60 million Australasian premium footwear brand by ditching the discount model, focusing on his staff, and concentrating on the 80:20 principle (apparently it really does work). Here’s ... More …

Equity Crowdfunding

How equity crowdfunding has changed the business world

With $393 million raised globally through equity crowdfunding in the first quarter of 2014, the opportunities for New Zealand businesses are very real. This infographic shows the impact that this form of crowdfunding has had on the international business scene ... More …


Opinion: What if the NZX got the secondary board right?

An astounding suggestion, of course, but one worth pondering as a brace of new listings thunder to market and the NZX prepares to launch a new secondary board specifically targeted at so-called “growth stocks”. More …


Lightning Lab alumni get $2.2m funding

Six months after joining the Lightning Lab acceleration programme and pitching to investors, five of the alumni companies have landed $2.2 million in seeding funding More …

SOS Rehydrate - as good as an IV drip

Scott Dixon, Hamish Carter and Sir Ben Ainslie are just three of the names endorsing SOS Rehydrate, an athletic rehydration system that's as effective as an IV drip. More …

Intellectual property

Get cunning about IP: Learn from the Big Boys

Got an IP strategy? Kate Wilson argues if all you are doing is talking to your patent attorney about protecting your inventions, the answer is probably no. Instead, Kiwi companies could learn from the multinationals about being cunning around IP. More …

Craft beer guide gets its kickstart

The Kiwi Craft guide to craft brewers and their brews is cashing in on the popularity of these local drops with a successful Kickstarter campaign. More …