Xero Small Business Index: Hardest hit sectors bouncing back

Buoyed by the transtasman bubble, sales in New Zealand’s small business hospitality sector are strongest in over a year, new data has revealed. Insights from Xero’s Small Business Index (XSBI) for May 2021, released today, show improvements in both sales and jobs figures for the country’s small and medium-sized firms. The index – which typically […]


Colorado small businesses look to pivot to new normal as pandemic continues

When other restaurateurs were using blocked-off streets for outdoor dining to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, Jeff Noffsinger was taking his wine and pizza business on the road. In what could be called a “pivot,” a business-survival strategy that has become a buzzword during the pandemic, Noffsinger contacted various neighborhoods, took orders beforehand and then set […]


Small Business: Ngahere striving to tackle inequality

Manawa Udy, founder and managing director of social enterprise Ngahere, talks helping Māori and Pasifika get ahead and how Covid-19 inspired the group’s latest venture. What does your business do? There are three businesses under Ngahere Ventures: Ngahere Communities, which builds communities and enhances creativity and innovation, we’re based in South Auckland and we run […]