There’s no doubt recent times have seen the tightening of belts and an abundance of no.8 wire mentality. We’re working smarter; however the world isn’t out of the economic danger zone yet. It’s likely to be a marathon, but kiwis are fit for the task – equipped with a positive attitude and sensible running shoes.
According to the April MYOB Business Monitor (The Voice of New Zealand Business Owners – economic report 2012) survey of 1,000 businesses, New Zealand businesses are confident and positive despite delayed global recovery. In fact we’re even chirpier than our big brothers: just 12% of the New Zealand business owners surveyed expect to make a loss in the next 12 months, compared with 24% of Australian business owners.
11% of businesses are looking to hire full time employees while 14% plan on hiring part timers as well.
This year kiwi businesses are set to focus on the customer with 38% looking to invest in customer retention, and 28% in attracting new customers.
The true star of the show has been the humble start-up. The last 12 months saw start-ups report the most revenue gains (49%) and the least losses (18%).
If you’re thinking of starting up a new business or dreaming of ways improve your current venture please give us a call (09 273 3682) to see what we can to do to help you in your quest. Whether it be a business health check or initial business planning – we want you to experience the gains and rewards you deserve.
**Wilco Winter 2012 – Monteck Group