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How to Write a Business Case Volume 1: Setting up for Success

So, you need to write a business case to secure funding for your new project or programme? No idea where to start? You’re in the right place. This post is volume 1 of a 3-part series on writing a top-notch business case that will provide a robust case for investment and knock the socks off your Council, board or funder.

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Unlocking the power of Chinese investment for your Council

Councils and businesses across the country understand that New Zealand’s relationship with the Asia Pacific region, particularly China, is becoming increasingly important at a local level. Continue reading “Unlocking the power of Chinese investment for your Council”

Change v Transformation – Be Careful What You Wish For

Transformation – a trendy new catch-phrase. Why settle for plain old change when you can have the far more glamorous transformation, right? A word of warning: transformation is not simply change dressed up, and should not be entered into lightly. Continue reading “Change v Transformation – Be Careful What You Wish For”

Focus, Focus, Focus – Developing and Executing Strategy that Works

There are some pretty depressing statistics out there about how well organisations are developing and executing strategies.

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Social Selling, the Buyer Journey and Better Business Cases

At a LinkedIn event in Wellington this afternoon, Nick Fox from Jumping Fox Interactive shared some of the latest data on customer journeys. Recent research from IBM tells us some interesting facts about the changing relationship between buyers, sales and marketers. Continue reading “Social Selling, the Buyer Journey and Better Business Cases”

Digging deeper – are performance frameworks about more than KPIs?

The ramp-up to the 2018 – 28 Long Term Plans means that Councils around New Zealand are about to take a look at their performance frameworks. This is your chance to throw out all those KPIs that have been doing your head in for the last few years ! Except it might not be that easy… Continue reading “Digging deeper – are performance frameworks about more than KPIs?”