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NZ must create a referral economy for small business

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 12:46 pm | BNI New Zealand

New Zealand must create a referral economy to make small businesses more profitable – message for NZ National Business Networking Week March 23 -27 More >>

Nurse Maude Hospice fundraising event brings in $18,000 +

Monday, 1 December 2014, 9:54 am | BNI New Zealand

Christchurch – Monday December 1st 2014 – A cheque for $18,181.24 raised for the Nurse Maude Hospice at a recent fundraising event – the Nurse Maude Black Tie Charity evening – will be presented at a special breakfast at Rydges Latimer Square ... More >>

Annual BNI Black Tie Charity Evening for Nurse Maude Hospice

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:48 am | BNI New Zealand

Last year’s highly successful event to be reprised with hopes to raise even more money More >>

Launch aims to strengthen local businesses

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 1:42 pm | BNI New Zealand

Provenance Eatery and Store and business group BNI Norwest launching today aim to strengthen local businesses and those in the wider community More >>

Samuel Gibson to speak at BNI Wine Country breakfast event

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:35 pm | BNI New Zealand

Inspirational speaker Samuel Gibson to speak at BNI Wine Country breakfast event for businesses to raise money for Cranford Hospice More >>

SMEs join forces to raise $120,000 for hospices

Tuesday, 28 August 2012, 10:11 am | BNI New Zealand

More than 2,500 SMEs join forces to raise $120,000 for hospice in 2011/12 More >>

Big Breakfast surprise touches Christchurch business owners

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 12:11 pm | BNI New Zealand

There was hardly a dry eye in the house this Tuesday morning when more than 200 Christchurch small business owners and self-employed people were surprised with good wishes and big red Christmas gift hampers – all donated, assembled and packed by people up ... More >>

Small businesses put people first

Monday, 5 September 2011, 1:02 pm | BNI New Zealand

Small busineses in New Zealand believe that “doing good is good for business” – particularly when it comes to supporting their staff and local communities – but they rate helping people far above helping the environment. More >>

BNI SME members raise record $129,000 for Hospices

Monday, 16 May 2011, 2:33 pm | BNI New Zealand

Cabarets, handmade playhouse raffles and golf days to casino nights and gold coin collections were just some of the methods used by small and medium businesses to raise $129,000 for hospices in New Zealand last year. More >>

Small business contributions to communities underestimated

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 2:47 pm | BNI New Zealand

Corporates have long been applauded for making a substantial difference to the community at large through their corporate social investments. But does that mean small businesses are not? More >>

BNI and Hospice New Zealand renew partnership

Friday, 9 July 2010, 3:35 pm | BNI New Zealand

BNI New Zealand and Hospice New Zealand renewed their partnership agreement recently – one that has raised $289,000 for hospices since 2005 -- with a signing ceremony between BNI National Director Graham Southwell and Hospice New Zealand Chairman Wilf ... More >>

Lesson In Listening From The Blind Woman

Monday, 26 April 2010, 4:24 pm | BNI New Zealand

Public speaking and leadership roles can be daunting assignments for a blind person, but in taking on the leadership of her local BNI networking chapter, Dunedin blind woman Julie Woods discovered that the blind can lead the sighted. More >>

Experience and knowledge play second fiddle

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 10:47 am | BNI New Zealand

The expression ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, is regarded with disdain by those who believe knowledge and experience should triumph when it comes to securing a job or new business, but recent findings suggest ‘who you know’ ... More >>

BNI members raise $107,000 for hospices around NZ

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 12:14 pm | BNI New Zealand

Press Release From: BNI New Zealand 9 March 2010 BNI members raise $107,000 for hospices around New Zealand Stories about chapter activities in your area or industry are available on request From a wardrobe clearing day in Dunedin, a golf day in Rotorua, ... More >>

Keeping it social the key to business success

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 4:47 pm | BNI New Zealand

It took an apparent failure to reach a corporate goal that taught one company that business referral networking is not a numbers game. “Small and intimate should be the rule of thumb for business networks,” says BNI New Zealand National Director ... More >>

How to protect yourself in a recession

Wednesday, 8 July 2009, 2:51 pm | BNI New Zealand

Tough times increase consumer risk as suppliers seek to cut costs and undercut, but people can protect themselves by basing their buying decisions off recommendations from reliable sources. More >>

From redundancy to a profitable small business

Friday, 15 May 2009, 1:39 pm | BNI New Zealand

Getting customers and making sales can be the biggest challenge for people moving from redundancy in to their own small business, but a quick, simple solution is to tap into existing relationships. More >>

Trust becoming vital to surviving downturn

Friday, 20 February 2009, 4:26 pm | BNI New Zealand

BNI New Zealand – which has more than 2,300 small to medium business members throughout New Zealand – has noticed a close to 40 per cent increase in the number of business referrals being passed between members, a strong indicator that trust is becoming ... More >>

Howick’s world first BNI brunch networker

Monday, 20 October 2008, 5:27 pm | BNI New Zealand

Of the more than 4,500 BNI business referral groups in over 37 countries – all of whom meet at either 7am or lunchtime – it took a newly launched chapter in Howick, Auckland, to go against conventional business practice and set-up a brunch meeting. More >>

Small business can profit more from giving

Tuesday, 23 September 2008, 10:10 am | BNI New Zealand

Great customer service, fantastic features and low prices are not enough to generate positive word of mouth anymore; to be successful, the modern small business must learn to be more giving. More >>



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