Understanding SafePlus

National Referral Group

Presentation by Shona Kelly OHN, H&S Consultant and Independent Accredited SafePlus Assessor. A SafePlus Assessment is a new approach based on a ‘Deep Dive’ enquiry into the health and safety risk management workings of an organisation. It is currently intended for medium and large organisations. Assessments review practices and guide organisations in developing best practices. […]

DIY Blogging Tips from WordPerfect

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Our speaker this morning was Emma from WordPerfect, an expert in writing search engine optimised content for websites and email newsletters. She writes regular blogs for a range of businesses and with the amount of research she does for each and every one, has become a fountain of knowledge on a range of diverse (and […]

Tips for Compelling Corporate Photos

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Last week, Sarahlee from Sarahlee Studio gave us all some professional tips on how to make your corporate photos compelling. It was fascinating to see the difference in resulting photo, even without studio lighting, after a bit of professional photographer staging. Sarah’s Tips for Men and Women For everyone stand side on with your feet […]

Volunteers: who is responsible if something goes wrong?

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Shona from Health and Safety Northland answered this question at her NRG talk. Short answer: There are several categories of volunteers, and varying duties of care. WorkSafe NZ  states as follows: What is the legislative framework for volunteers? A PCBU has a primary duty of care, so far as reasonably practicable, to ensure the health […]

Easy to Use Business Plan Template

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Is it time to RE-ENERGISE your business? Are you GROWING beyond your current capabilities? Are you thinking of STARTING UP an enterprise – or are you STEPPING BACK? Whether you are currently in business, or whether you are thinking of taking that first step, Business Coaching New Zealand has the knowledge and expertise to set […]

Better Business Keywords Game

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This game was devised by Emma from WordPerfect to discover the keywords people are typing into Google to find your services as opposed to the keywords you are using on your website to describe your services. It’s heaps of fun, really useful and can be played with friends, colleagues, customers or people you meet on […]

Smartphone Tips from Vodafone

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Find out how to use your mobile phone more effectively with Howard Gilles from Vodafone New Zealand. Free lunchtime sessions at the Orchard in Whangarei. Save

Business planning: what will your business look like in 5 years?

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Business planning isn’t just a throw-away term – it’s one of the most important things you can do to ensure the successful future of your business! There is a good reason why some businesses perform better than others; some business owners plan ahead and some don’t even bother to see what their competition is up […]

Mother & Daughter Photos by Sarahlee Studio

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On Saturday we meet and photographed the beautiful trio of Robyn, Carolyn and Anna. I love capturing three generations, the time spent together is so special and these ladies just look amazing. To top it off they went out to lunch afterwards, looking like the most glamourous ladies in Whangarei! Life moves so fast, we […]

Software to Help Your Customer Communication

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This post reviews and compares 2 popular software packages (Mailchimp and CapsuleCRM) to help manage and improve your customer communications. Based on a talk made at NRG by Jo from Creative Web Ideas. CapsuleCRM – Customer Relationship Management Software Although there are lots of CRM websites out there, Capsule is one of the simplest to […]