Aimee Shaw is a business reporter focusing on retail, small business
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What's eating Kiwi entrepreneurs? Study reveals increasing pessimism
"Skint on time, money, and manpower" as entrepreneurs battle on multiple fronts.
'Not chasing the next unicorn': Investment capital firm Maker Partners backs three new Kiwi start-ups
Don't go chasing unicorns: Maker Partners says it wants to make Kiwi founders rich.
Small firm's plan to make avocado wood wool mainstream packaging
Thorley Robbins of wood wool firm Purewood talks challenges and seeking perfection.
People's uprising: Wellington coffee brand seeks $1.5m for expansion
People's Coffee will put 12.5 per cent of it shares up for sale.
Small Business: Time share boat ownership business booming
A slice of boating heaven in more people's reach, and Simon Barker has high-flying plans.
'Never been more vacancies': 30,000 more hospitality staff needed for summer
Pressure on as industry loses about 55,000 staff in just two years.
Big business versus small firms: Which are feeling the tightest squeeze?
Sweeteners needed as young workers eye up the world and others are in short supply.
The man who bought a King Country tourism attraction without trying it himself
Forgotten World Adventures is under new ownership and reopens on Friday.
Where Kiwis are putting their money this spring - and what items are creeping up in price
PriceSpy data shows recent price hikes in a number of retail categories.
BurgerFuel goes malty-purpose with upcycled bread lager
Burger business dips its toes into the world of brewing.
Entrepreneur Anna Mowbray's next investment venture
One of the founders behind toy giant Zuru is backing an emerging healthcare start-up.
Crystal vision: From living on the benefit to $25,000 monthly sales
Mindfulness meets big profit margins in the crystal business.
Pampered pooches: Kiwi business serves up calamari pet treats
Steph Mearns explains demand in growing gourmet pet food market.
'Stepping it up': Warehouse Group prepares to push further into grocery sector
Nick Grayston says the Warehouse Group is ready to increase its food retailing game.
Ready for a bumper summer: Hospitality group's risky bet
NZX-listed Good Spirits Hospitality is confident for bounce back in dining out.
Small Business: Kiwi jewellery brand's sparkly sustainability goals
Guy Thompson on bootstrapping his ring business to impressive sales.
What expansion looks like for Kathmandu as it pushes into overseas markets
Retail company made record sales last year after a shocking first quarter of trade.
Kiwi medicinal mushrooms start-up eyeing $25b opportunity
OtherNature will launch in New Zealand early next month.
My Food Bag sponsors Nadia Lim's new TV show Nadia's Farm
Meal kit company moving to bring Nadia Lim back into My Food Bag fold.
My Food Bag: What happens next - and who will lead the company long term?
A change in management likely just one piece of the puzzle for embattled food company.
'Great Resignation' or 'Great Disconnect'? Expert on NZ workplaces post-Covid
Comedian Wade Jackson explains the latest work trends sweeping the country.
Report reveals debts owed by Lovely by Skin Institute
Failed medical beauty salon chain has BNZ as main creditor, liquidators' report says.
How consumer behaviour has changed at tail-end of pandemic
EY's latest consumer report reveals changes to Kiwis' spending intentions.
Small Business: Kiwi online retailer joins circular fashion movement
Circular fashion becoming new normal within fashion, founder of online retailer says.
Tears as Lovely by Skin staff greeted by liquidators
Redundant Lovely staff member told the Herald of staff crying out the back of clinic.
Kiwi Asian food manufacturer teams up with celebrity chef Rewi Spraggon
Old Country Food has grown its revenue 20 per cent annually for the past two years.
'Cheap shortcuts': First Union concerned about L'Oreal's move to shift management
Union for L'Oreal distribution staff concerned about firm taking 'cheap shortcuts'.
Auckland independent brewer Behemoth seeks $3m capital for expansion
Auckland brewing company expands brewing under contract, export business.
Late invoice payments cost small businesses $456 million per year
Data shows almost half of all invoices issued by small firms last year were paid late.
Lovely by Skin Institute in liquidation after terrible Covid timing
'Really unfortunate timing' as lockdown ripped up Lovely by Skin Institute.
Lovely by Skin Institute in liquidation, customers worried about vouchers
Staff were reportedly informed about the liquidation today.
School leaver starts storage firm aimed at student market
Son of Cactus Outdoors founder has big ambitions for his storage firm.
L'Oreal confirms restructure, management of NZ business moves to Australia
Consultation is under way with staff.
Small Business: Ice cream firm scoops best in category awards
Sticking out the tough times can bring sweet rewards.
The evolution of Caci clinics founder Jackie Smith
Jackie Smith talks stepping back, mammoth expansion and Fab Group's Covid-19 casualty.
L'Oreal consulting with NZ staff, denies shifting operations to Australia
L'Oreal spokesperson says changes would not affect its supply and fulfilment of product.
Former Blues rugby player turns pain into financial gain
Ex-rugby star Grayson Hart's reliance on painkillers led him to start Puresport.
Small Business: How keeping it in the family works for furniture duo
Auckland sisters in law band together to start storage furniture firm.
From handbag-making in a garage to seven-figure sales: How Saben came to be
Roanne Jacobson reflects on 20 years in business - and what's ahead for wholesale brand.
Government intervention: Cheaper grocery prices? Not so fast, says Retail NZ
Greg Harford said historically Government intervention had not delivered better prices.
Consumer brands giant Unilever becomes certified B-Corp
The maker of Persil, Dove and Magnum can't guarantee its prices will stay the same.
App-based home-services firm NexDo gears up for offshore expansion
Sakshin Niranjan opens up about growing local business and making move across the ditch.
Kiwi drinks firm Pals strikes deal for major music festivals
Popular drinks company says the deal means more than "just can sales".
Small Business: Cleverbox filling niche in moving market
Jill Wong-Stratford on her move to commerce after a career in commercial property.
Cecilia Robinson rejoins My Food Bag board amid 'deeply disappointing' share price
Meal kit company co-founder and former CEO returns.
Toothpaste tablets and toothpaste in a jar? Kiwi firm's move to clean the dental space
Laura Dixon shares her answer to fighting decay and plastic waste.
Costco says Covid, weather-related delays raining on megastore parade
Costco unable to confirm opening date amid construction and 'weather' delays.
Small Business: How this tech firm is defying the tight labour market
Paul Naude talks about 'moonlighting' and why this is looking to become more popular.
Kiwi face mask producer on track for double digit growth
MEO talks waves of Covid-19 and the impacts on the face mask business.
Another tough month for retail: Spending dips in July
Worldline data reveals July was another tough month for most retailers.
'We let our customers down': Freedom Furniture responds to ongoing complaints
Managing director admits fault in letter.
Small Business: How a $30,000 loan from a relative launched a $3.5m firm
Alice Moore on why Christchurch firms were more prepared than others for remote working.
Kiwi shoppers more cautious than UK, US, Euro consumers
Spending on travel expected to increase as Kiwis pull back on other discretionary spending
'We don't want to be on every street corner': World founder
Founder opens up on label scandal and why she keeps her operation small.
'Worst retail experience': Consumer NZ tackles Freedom Furniture's 'broken promises'
Consumer watchdog warns Covid supply issues don't remove retailers' duties to be upfront.
Revealed: The issues keeping business owners awake at night
A new survey reveals some hard truths about the economy and business confidence.
Data shows SMEs struggling with negative cash flow
Data from Xero shows extent of the cash flow crunch in New Zealand, Australia and Britain.
Kiwi film director starts eco-friendly toy company
Claire Matthews talks juggling manufacturing in Britain from New Zealand.
$3 billion lost in NZ each year due to lack of productivity, research finds
And the research shows self-employed Kiwis are pessimistic about the rest of the year.