Local Business Features

Helping the economy thrive post Covid-19

Tips to help you and your business thrive from local business owners

Joanna Monteith

  1. Take the time to plan out your move online – it will be worth it in the long run.
  2. Take advantage of the support available via Regional Business Partner Network, Icehouse, Chamber of Commerce, Hawke’s Bay Business Hub – there is so much happening right now to help SME’s.
  3. Use any down time to upskill yourself.

Aaron Duncan

  1. Keep overheads low and understand your P&L.
  2. Believe in the service you are providing and the benefit to our customers.
  3. I started my business coming into the 2008 GFC so working hard, controlling our costs and supplying a quality product and service is our company culture.

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Fiona Ritchie

  1. Breathe slowly and deeply
  2. Keep routines including your skincare
  3. Be kind

Jason Tiller

  1. Focus on what you can control. 
  2. Know what you are eligible for.
  3. Be kind and communicate.

Heather Barrow

  1. Reduce stress - breathe from the diaphragm
  2. Exercise regularly - 30 minutes five days a week
  3. Get enough sleep (in bed by 10 pm with lights out)

Elizabeth-Marie Nes

  1. Look at how your business can thrive at the different lockdown levels.
  2. Support the crafters and designers.
  3. When the borders open support the local travel agencies rather than book online as they’re going to need our support.

Kath Boyd

  1. Stay connected.
  2. Be resourceful.
  3. Plan and prepare.

Darren Olsen

  1. Embrace change, nothing in this world is static.
  2. Care about your customers, treat them as you would yourself.
  3. Make a small improvement to your life every day.

David Todd

  1. Look after yourself
  2. Know your numbers
  3. Keep an open mind and be prepared to learn how to do things differently

Nick Roberts

  1. Make sure you are claiming all available government assistance and taking the necessary advice.
  2. Do all you can to minimise cash outgoings at this stressful time.
  3. Start thinking about how you can build up sufficient financial reserves.

Tania Boshier-Jones

  1. Only set yourself three tasks to do on your ‘to do list’ each day, so that it’s realistic and achievable during these uncertain times.
  2. Take time out of the day for yourself – go for a walk, sit in the sun, do some gardening.
  3. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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