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Covid-19 Lockdown Technology Issues Home To Roost

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 6:02 am | OneHQ

The rush by many New Zealand SMEs to set up their technology infrastructure to enable ‘remote working’ ahead of the Covid-19 Level Four lockdown earlier this year has unfortunately seen some chickens coming home to roost. Business solutions manager ... More >>

Higher Unemployment No Panacea For Looming Talent Shortages

Friday, 30 October 2020, 9:19 am | OneHQ

A predicted rise in unemployment numbers in coming months does not mean some employers are in for a lolly scramble of talent. Kiwi Businesses should instead prepare for shortages of highly skilled people in 2021 – including taking bold steps to hold ... More >>

Second Serious Cluster Ominous Warning To SMEs To Future Proof Now

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 6:11 am | OneHQ

Reports that a second Covid 19 cluster may be more serious should act as a warning to Kiwi SMEs that lockdown proofing a business must go beyond equipping staff to work from home, or just hoping for things to get back to normal as fast as possible. ... More >>

3 Cheap Tech Tools To Help You Run Your Business More Efficiently

Friday, 28 August 2020, 11:00 am | OneHQ

SMEs looking to 'go digital' in the new Covid-19 disrupted business environment are being advised to avoid big, expensive glossy software solutions that promise the world but don’t always deliver. Director at business technology solutions company ... More >>

Miguel Rojas Joins OneHQ As Microsoft Technology Strategist

Friday, 21 August 2020, 4:52 pm | OneHQ

Miguel Rojas has joined New Zealand business technology company OneHQ where he will take responsibility for the company’s Microsoft partnership. In addition to over 12 years with Microsoft New Zealand, Rojas brings with him a total of more than 30 ... More >>

Alric Morrison Joins Onehq As Business Solutions Manager

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 6:02 am | OneHQ

Alric Morrison has joined New Zealand tech solutions company OneHQ as the new business solutions manager, after seven years with Ricoh New Zealand. Morrison says his aim at OneHQ is to use his experience to help the company's IT clients achieve their ... More >>

Covid-19 Shocked SMEs Turning To Tech For Salvation

Friday, 31 July 2020, 9:15 am | OneHQ

While many Kiwi SME owners have long been famous for their 'she'll be right' approach to managing a business, Covid-19 may have startled many business operators out of their apathy and steered them towards putting more money, time and effort into technology. ... More >>

Technology Restructuring Reflects The Three Stages Of Business Post Covid-19

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 6:22 am | OneHQ

Witnessed through the lens of a technology company, Kiwi SMEs appear to be going through three distinct stages post the Covid-19 lockdown – the 'work from home' stage, the 'do more with less staff' stage and the 're-invent service offerings' ... More >>

Small business owners don’t know when to quit

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:35 am | OneHQ

New Zealand SME owners tend not to invest in their own businesses, or they invest too late, which is not only bad for the business owner, it’s not helping the economy. More >>

Auckland’s congestion also choking up the workplace

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 9:39 am | OneHQ

Employers need to make allowances for the negative impact that Auckland’s congestion and infrastructure problems are having on the personal lives of their staff. CEO of New Zealand business, OneHQ, Hamish McLachlan, says SME’s already face enough ... More >>

SMEs needs to anticipate Gvt's social agenda to survive

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 10:20 am | OneHQ

Recent public condemnation of an Auckland food outlet cutting handles off plastic bags demonstrates that too many Kiwi SMEs will continue to live on ‘struggle street’ because they’re too slow to anticipate change – particularly those imposed by ... More >>

SMEs putting the family home on the line

Monday, 12 August 2019, 9:20 am | OneHQ

The OCR may have come down and money may be cheaper than it has ever been, but a jittery banking system that is struggling to access capital and the added overlay of significantly more scrutiny due to the Australian Financial Services Royal Commission ... More >>

People are the answer to productivity not technology

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 9:26 am | OneHQ

8 August 2019 It's time to knock technology off its pedestal and put people first in business, says a leading New Zealand technology commentator. Chief technology officer at OneHQ, Warren Hughes, said people are the business, and people prefer ... More >>

Out with the skilled; In with the old and inexperienced

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 4:54 pm | OneHQ

As immigration issues threaten to prohibit the number of skilled labourers to New Zealand, businesses may need to reconsider their bias against mature and inexperienced workers if they want to succeed long-term. With technically skilled labourers becoming ... More >>

Romantic ideas of life in business can kill the Kiwi dream

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:27 am | OneHQ

One-person owned businesses fuelling the Kiwi dream are holding New Zealand’s economy back. Leading Kiwi business venturist calls for more scale through partnerships. More >>

Over-estimating our own competence a set-up for failure

Monday, 1 July 2019, 9:37 am | OneHQ

The Kiwi feel-good factor, or our tendency to self-inflate our competence, is terrible for business and one of the reasons so many small and medium businesses fail every year, a prominent New Zealand business venturist believes. More >>

Businesses urged to forget about AI and get back to basics

Monday, 17 June 2019, 8:48 am | OneHQ

The average New Zealand SME business uses about eight different cloud applications without seeing any noticeable improvement in productivity or profit. Technology commentator and chief technology officer at OneHQ , Warren Hughes, said that while technology ... More >>

New company to challenge minnow status of New Zealand SMEs

Monday, 10 June 2019, 11:20 am | OneHQ

New Zealand SMEs are minuscule by international standards and will remain so because Kiwi business owners remain poor adopters of technology despite the time and complexity challenges they face – it's a dilemma that newly launched OneHQ aims to change. ... More >>

SMEs warned to brace for business finance crunch

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 12:38 pm | OneHQ

While a capital gains tax is no longer an issue, small to medium businesses are still confronting the prospect that securing business finance is set to get a lot harder, a scenario that may spell disaster for many. More >>

New Zealand SMEs urged to grow or die

Friday, 29 March 2019, 2:12 pm | OneHQ

News that the New Zealand economy is losing steam should be a warning to small and micro business owners here to grow or die. Partner ¬– Accounting and Advisory at OneHQ , Niran Iswar, says self-employment and SME ownership is a lifestyle choice ... More >>