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How to do an end-of-year review for your startup or small business

How to do an end-of-year review for your startup or small business This blog stems from one of the questions asked at our Lean Coffee event. The problem was, how […]

A Framework for Creating Opportunities

The 4 C's of Opportunity Creation

A Framework For Creating Opportunities The key to finding opportunities is not waiting for them to arrive; it’s proactively creating spaces for opportunities to arise and being in a position […]

Competitor Analysis Template for Start Up Businesses

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Competitor analysis template and strategy for start up businesses This article sets out a useful way of conducting competitor analysis before you launch your business, to work out how to […]

Raising Investment: A Guide For Startups

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Raising Investment: A Guide for Startups This guide sets out the process and documents helpful for raising seed investment for a startup. Seed investment is usually the first round of […]

Startup Pitch Deck Examples

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A list of really good seed pitch decks. There is something so satisfying about seeing the traction and intentions of a company effectively condensed down to a small number of […]

Start Up and Small Business Grants NZ Guide

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We hope to make your journey starting a business a little easier by letting you know the grants that are available and how to apply for them. This is a […]

The value of defining a customer niche and how to do it

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It’s hard to build a business when you’re trying to target everyone In this resource we cover why it’s important to focus your efforts on a core group of customers […]

Product Development Process

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Product development is a journey with the ongoing objective of making the most valuable product for your users. It’s important that as a founder or product manager, you continue to […]

Cut your product development costs in half and build a better product

Building the first version of your product (MVP)

It’s common for people who are starting their first business to spend too much time and money building the first version of their product. This leaves them with little room […]

Founders Guide to Finding Validation Prospects

You’ve been told that you need to validate your idea. You understand the purpose of validation, you know what assumptions you need to test and you’ve written your script. Now you’re […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Brand Development for Startups

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Brand Development & Positioning for Start-Up’s: A Comprehensive Guide Brand is an important component to the overall value proposition of a company. In this post, we provide a comprehensive guide […]

Developing a Startup’s DNA

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The creation of a ‘Startup DNA’ is one of the first processes we work with people on to transition their idea into an early stage company. The output is a […]

How to Create Business Value – Actionable Steps

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The survival of a startup is determined by its ability to create something of value that enough people will pay for, before running out of steam (financially and emotionally). There […]

Creating Business Value: The Science

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The survival of a startup is determined by its ability to create something of value that enough people will pay for, before running out of steam (financially and emotionally). There’s […]

New Zealand Startup Ecosystem Map

New Zealand Startup Ecosystem

New Zealand Startup Ecosystem Map Here’s a range of NZ support currently on offer to new entrepreneurs and growing startups Last updated 09/08/18 Add to this list We hope you […]

Kiwi Startup Tools Cheat Sheet

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Kiwi Startup Tools Cheat Sheet Need legal help, website tracking, a payment platform etc? Here’s a bunch of services we recommend. Legal & Accounting Resources: Even if you don’t have […]

How to do Market Validation

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Market validation is a process to help turn your idea into something that people want and will pay for. Validating your idea significantly increases your chance of success and makes the […]

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