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Kōrero Kaipakihi - Business Bulletin from WCL

In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: Retail crime, a guest blog post from Dan Lake, and an NZ business database available at WCL.

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From the blog
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Retail crime is a billion dollar problem for retailers in Aotearoa.


Our blog considers the impact of retail crime and the steps retailers can take to keep themselves, staff, and stock, safe from theft. Visit our blog here.

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Ever wondered “What might be possible if …?”


This guest blog, written by leadership coach Dan Lake, considers why this is an important question and how asking it can change history. Explore this blog post here.

Did you know?
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At Wellington City Libraries you can access the NZ business database Katalyst business.
Katalyst has over 18000 entries for businesses across the motu. You can search and refine results by 30 different criteria. If you’re looking for products or suppliers, business contacts, making sales lists and so on Katalyst is a good place to start.
Contact Linda at Prosearch for more information. Available here (in-library use only).

Business tools
Guide to starting a business
If you’re new to being in business or self-employed, the tips below outline what's involved - from testing your idea to registering a trade mark.

From Employment NZ
New requirements for employers under the Worker Protection Act
The Worker Protection (Migrant and other Employees) Act 2023 is now in force as of 6 January 2024. It strengthens immigration and employment laws to assist in protecting employees from exploitation. Learn more here.

90-day trial periods extended to include all employers
All employers in New Zealand, no matter their size, may include a 90-day trial period when offering new employment, with effect from Saturday 23 December 2023. This change means there are a number of things for employers and employees to consider but does not affect other essential aspects of employment relations, such as dealing in good faith and using fair processes. Learn more.

New Book

Book cover of The Art of Explanation
by Atkins, Ros
Do you worry about holding people's attention during presentations?Explanation - identifying and communicating what we want to say - is an art. And the BBC presenter and journalist Ros Atkins is something of a master of the form. In this book, Ros shares the secrets he has learned from years of working in high-pressure newsrooms, identifying the ten elements of a good explanation and the seven steps you need to take to express yourself with clarity and impact. . A must-read for anyone who wants to sharpen their communication skills. (Adapted from catalogue)

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