Starting a Business – See a need, fill a need

Small to Medium Enterprises (SME, 1-19 employees) are important, as they comprise 90% of enterprises with employees, employ 29% of the workforce, and contribute 28% to GDP, mbie.govt.nz. However, starting a business is glamourised with aphorisms such as “follow your...

Business Plans – When Are They Needed?

It is common practice, bordering on default practice to suggest to aspiring entrepreneurs that they create a Business Plan (BP) as one of their first activities. Although common practice, since every entrepreneur and their ideas, opportunities, customer segments, and...

The 1-Page Business Model

A Business Model is how a business creates value for itself while delivering value, via solutions, to its customers. The eBook Starting a Business – With Facts, Not Faith, Glyn Davies, July 2019, delves into the fundamental principles of starting a business. One...

Enterprise Births and Deaths

Around 800 businesses (enterprises) employing 1 or more people started per month during the period Feb 2017 to Feb 2018. The number is probably greater than that if you count businesses that are invisible to Statistics NZ (SNZ) because they didn’t pay tax and or...

Book Launch: Starting a Business – With Facts, Not Faith

On 1 July 2019, I launched my book Starting a Business – With Facts, Not Faith, and what a great learning exercise that was. Did you know that “everything published in New Zealand regardless of whether it has an International Standard Number” must by...

Episode 5: Starting A Business – Business Models and Summary

Starting A Business – With Facts, Not Faith Hi, Glyn with a ‘y’ from Don’t Think, Check!® Limited again. This is the fifth and last episode in a series called Starting A Business – With Facts, Not Faith. In this episode, I discuss Business Models in more...