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Woodcut Tools: World turned upside down but business flies high

The world was turned upside down in 2020, but for a niche business based in Napier, there was a surge of online orders, as woodturners across the globe spent more time in their sheds. Woodcut Tools has been making tools for woodturners for many years. The business was founded in Northland in 1990 and is now owned by Dan and Jennifer Hewitt. Nearly 90 percent of orders come from the likes of Germany, Austria and North America, where wood turning is an age-old tradition. Eighty percent of their cu...

January 7, 2021

Createus Group: Simple message of HELP, gets positive action

Sending emails to Joanna (or Consult) with the subject headline “HELP” is all that is needed to get a problem solved for Vicki Musson at Hastings based architectural design business Createus Group. Vicki first turned to Joanna in 2015, to provide administration software support for the family business Bryan Musson Architectural Design. Since then Joanna and Consult has become an integral part of the new business Createus, which was formed in a merger with fellow architectural designer Andrew...

September 29, 2020

Corbin Rd: A perfect match to streamline business administration

Entrepreneur Wendy Nowell-Usticke founded natural skincare brand Corbin Rd about 18 months ago, selling and marketing her 100 percent botanical face and body skincare range online. Wendy has a Shopify e-commerce website that integrates with Xero, but as demand increases for her growing product range, she was keen to automate as many of the business administration processes such as inventory management. “So much of my business’s costs are administration and being a start up every cent is prec...

September 29, 2020

Brewers World - Great Expectations: The right brew for retail software solutions

Phil Hanlen of Brewers World, a retailer of beverage making kits and ingredients based in Lower Hutt, knows his stuff when it comes to getting the right mix to make a high quality drink. It’s the same when it comes to getting support to transition to new business software solutions. Phil became a home brewer many years ago, thanks to his wife purchasing a brewing kit as a birthday present. What started out as a hobby has become a successful business that supplies brewing kits and ingredients t...

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