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  • Are we confident enough?

    Suncorp New Zealand’s research earlier this year showed that 25% of respondents think New Zealand businesses lack ambition. Do you agree?

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  • Hiring or training: How do you find the right people?

    In our research, having people with the right skill set was identified by 87% of businesses as a key factor that supports or hinders business success – the highest response on any factor. But is it better to ‘buy’ skill, or to make it?

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  • Mixing urgency with good decision making

    Making good decisions fast is often critical for business success, but many business owners are worried that speed hinders their ability to make good choices.

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  • Is New Zealand really that risk-averse?

    Suncorp New Zealand’s recent research implied that New Zealanders aren’t keen to take on risks – but I respectfully disagree.

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  • Is our 'Number 8 Wire' mentality holding New Zealand back?

    We pride ourselves on an innovative, 'Number 8 Wire' mentality. But if 58% of businesses believe that we’ll lose that culture through growth, could the idea that growth stifles innovation be holding our SMEs back?

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  • What motivates New Zealanders: success - or passion?

    78% of NZ businesses value work life balance more than growth – but what’s really motivating us?

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  • Suncorp New Zealand research shows Christchurch businesses lead New Zealand's attitude to risk

    A Suncorp New Zealand survey has revealed that Christchurch businesses are more confident about taking risks than the rest of the country.

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  • Enabling growth through company culture

    Nearly half of our survey respondents believed that it’s hard for larger businesses to retain company culture. How can we build business cultures that will thrive through growth?

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  • Suncorp New Zealand talks to Wellington businesses about the impact of human capital on success

    A survey of New Zealand businesses commissioned by Suncorp New Zealand has revealed that their view of success is not defined by growth - challenging the theory that bigger is best.

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  • Business growth: The sum of its parts

    We can break down terms like growth to get a better understanding of where we are succeeding, and what we might need to do as businesses to achieve our goals.

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