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5 Steps to Planning Professional Development and Training for Your Workplace

5 Steps to Planning Professional Development and Training for Your Workplace Professional development and training are essential for businesses that want to stay competitive and succeed in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing marketplace. By providing employees with opportunities to learn and grow, businesses can improve their performance, increase productivity, and drive innovation. The Marlborough Chamber of…

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Governance and Management: Understanding the Difference

Governance and Management: Understanding the Difference The terms ‘governance’ and ‘management’ are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences between the two. Governance is the process of making and enforcing rules, regulations and policies. Management is the application of those rules, regulations and policies. Governance involves setting clear objectives, policies and procedures for an…

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Fair Pay Agreements Bill: What It Means for Business Owners in Marlborough

Fair Pay Agreements Bill: What It Means for Business Owners in Marlborough The Fair Pay Agreements Bill is now law in New Zealand, and came into effect on 1 December 2022. This new law brings unions and employer groups together to negotiate fair pay for workers in specific industries or occupations.   Starting the process…

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Christmas in Marlborough: How to Prepare Your Business for the Busy Season

Christmas in Marlborough: How to Prepare Your Business for the Busy Season As the holiday season approaches, businesses in Marlborough are gearing up for the busy and potentially profitable time of year. Here are a few tips to help your business get ready for Christmas: Plan ahead: Start thinking about your Christmas strategy early, so…

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Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business Excellence Awards Finalists Announcing the 2022 Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Finalists! We’re delighted to be celebrating business excellence in the Marlborough region. The judging is well under way and we’ll be keeping the final results to our selves until the big night on Friday 18th November when we’ll be celebrating in…

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Business Person of the Year – Nominations Open!

Business Person of the Year – Nominations Open! Business Person of the Year – Nominations **Now Closed** It’s time to go online and nominate someone who you think is extraordinary. Who has steered their team through the challenges of Covid-19, the floods and more with great leadership skills and business acumen? Who has given back…

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The Benefits of a Board

The Benefits of a Board The Benefits of a Board A board of directors will help you build leadership skills and take a more strategic and well-rounded view of business. If you’re in growth mode, or you have plans to grow, a good governance team will help your business reach its potential. Whether you choose…

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What Marlborough businesses need to know about exporting

What Marlborough businesses need to know about exporting Exporting can be a great way for businesses to expand their reach and grow their revenue. However, it can also be a complex and challenging process, especially for businesses that are new to exporting. Here is a guide to exporting for businesses, including information about export documentation,…

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