Redefining Success

September 16, 2021

A Covid lock down (which some refer to as “jail”) is a great time to think about “freedom” and what it means. Q2 Ltd talks about three freedoms –time freedom, mind freedom, and financial freedom. Time Freedom Time freedom is having enough time for the things that matter to us,… Read More

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How’s Your Pricing?

September 8, 2021

How do you price your product or service?  Do you use cost plus a margin, charge extra to position yourself in a premium niche, match the industry’s going rate, or discount to increase volume?  Is pricing your key competitive advantage or do you compete on other factors such as quality,… Read More

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Wages Subsidy Update Application Deadline 2 September 2021

September 2, 2021

The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy is designed to support employers and self-employed people throughout New Zealand, so they can continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected at Alert Levels 3 and 4. We want to remind you that applications for the initial two-week Wage Subsidy August 2021, which… Read More

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Dealing with Delta

August 25, 2021

We knew it would come, it was just a question of when, where, and how.  Although it’s here now, we don’t know for how long or exactly how it got in.  But Delta’s here.  Now. Unless you are an essential service or, like Q2 Ltd, can work from home, you… Read More

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Government Support for August 2021 Lockdown

August 23, 2021

Last week the Government announced support for businesses during the August 2021 lock down.  The assistance available and links for more detailed information follow: The Wages Subsidy Scheme (WSS) $600 per week for full time employees $359 per week for part time employees Applications open from 9am Friday 20 August… Read More

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Values and your “True North”

August 18, 2021

Are values critical to business success, or just fluffy “nice to haves”? First, Define Success Does running or owning a company making significant profits equal success?  The answer depends on your values. If you value money over relationships, free time, health or making a positive impact then probably yes.  But… Read More

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