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The Samoa Business Network’s October 2014 Networking Evening kicked off with a flare of pink, as the society used the opportunity to join the international movement in raising greater awareness about Breast Cancer and celebrating women in leadership.
Co-hosted by Works Hair Salon and WE Accounting and Business Services Limited at the Works Hair Salon in Grey Lynn, over 30 guests and members of the network gathered to listen to the guest speaker for the evening, Sina Wendt-Moore the Chief Executive of Leadership New Zealand.
In her work as Chief Executive, Sina’s main focus is on enriching the leadership culture of New Zealand, by connecting senior leaders through conversation, helping them learn how to lead and work across diversity, to innovate, collaborate and make a difference for New Zealand.
Sina spent much of her talk placing great emphasis on the need to celebrating diversity in our communities and also within our businesses; a diversity of personalities, thinking, and ways of doing or performing leadership.
Sina commented on the need for Pacific communities to rethink their understandings of leadership, and that a shift from more traditional western, authoritative, monocultural and masculine forms of leadership must give way to new understandings of leadership which are much more complex, dynamic and feminine and are able to respond to the diverse needs to today’s societies. Sina also advanced the principle of intergenerational solidarity, and that forward thinking leadership in NZ must prioritise on incorporating the values, ideas and creativity of our younger generations.
The Samoa Business Network Executive Committee would like to thank and acknowledge the following members for their support and sponsorship of the event:
The Works Hair Salon
WE Accounting &U Business Services Ltd
*N.B The next Samoa Business Networking Evening will take place on Tuesday 9th December, 2014 from 5.30pm – 9.30pm hosted by the Pacific Business Trust in Otahuhu
Monday, 13 October 2014, 1:00 pm
Press Release: Samoa Business Network
Samoa Business Network is pleased to bring you their first lot of Workshops for the month of November.
Getting on the right foot...
We're halfway through the financial year, time to take a fresh look at your business and make sure you are on the right foot! Are you meeting your business financial goals? Do you need to re-visit your marketing strategy and business plan?
With small but significant changes you can sort out your finances, widen your market presence and get back on the right foot! This is a great time to re-focus and plan ahead for 2015!!
Our two November SBN workshops are going to offer business tips and advice, delivered by successful Samoan business people who work everyday with business owners in the areas of Accounting, Business Planning and Marketing and are passionate about supporting Pacific businesses.
Tuesday 4th November - Tips and tricks for financial success – Forward planning and managing a budget.
Tuesday 18th November - Business and Marketing Planning - The essentials for your business.
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Tuesday mornings - 4th November & 18th November
Location: BNZ Highbrook, Partners Centre, 86 Highbrook Dr, East Tamaki, Auckland
Free to SBN members, $25 non members per session.
RSVP’s essential firstname.lastname@example.org as limited numbers available.
Tea and coffee will be provided with light refreshments after the workshop for those that wish to network.
>>> 4th November - TIPS & TRICKS FOR FINANCIAL SUCCESS <<<
Like all small-business owners, you need to start off on the right foot by avoiding financial problems that too often trip up the self-employed. Now is a great time to make improvements in your business to avoid the pitfalls. This workshop will give you some great tips to get you on the right path to financial success.
Presented by successful accountants and business owners Eli and Wyndi Tagi www.weaccounting.co.nz
>>> 18th November - BUSINESS PLANNING & MARKETING ESSENTIALS <<<
Starting your business on the right foot sets your business up for success, that's why it is essential to have a business and marketing plan in place. It is also essential to re-visit your plans regularly. This workshop will set you up on the right track or help you re-evaluate your current business and marketing plans. Whether you are a start-up or well-established business, taking time to STOP working in your business and START working on your business by planning ahead will set you up for success and growth in your business.
Presented by Director of Business Spacific and Small Business Management Tutor Jackie Curry-Malolo
This is the first of many workshops to come so please provide us with feedback and suggestions so we can bring more exciting workshops to you.
Please feel free to cascade to your networks.
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