Info Centre

The Kakapo Info Centre is overflowing with articles, interviews and downloads thanks to Kakapo and a range of industry experts who share their golden nuggets of advice and learnings. If you are investigating buying or selling a business, or simply looking to expand your knowledge of small and medium business in New Zealand, the Kakapo Info Centre is a great place to visit.


5 Important questions to ask yourself before investing into a business

Business ownership isn't for everyone. Kakapo Director James Ashwin shares 5 questions to ask prior to taking the leap of faith.

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Should you buy an independent business or a franchise?

Some will thrive as independent business owners, others are more likely to prosper as franchise owners, which are you?

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Industry News & Articles

Kakapo Chat 006. Nick Turner. Sal's Pizza Franchisor

Sal's Pizza Franchisor Nick Turner reflects on the first 10 years in business, growing pains of a franchise system and expansion into Australia

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Kakapo Chat 005. Catherine van der Meulen. Supré to THiNK Business Coaching

Business coach Catherine van der Meulens family business (Australasian fast-fashion brand Supré) sold to Cotton On in 2012.

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Kakapo Chat 004: Alex Peterson (Oxygen 8). High Performance Business Consultant

Alex is an industry leading business consultant who works alongside SME business owners to take things to the next level.

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Kakapo Chat 003: Mimi Gilmour. Burger Burger Boss Lady

This month James Ashwin caught up with inspirational BurgerBurger boss lady, Mimi Gilmour. Burger Burger is widely regarded as one of NZ's leading hospitality brands.

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Kakapo Chat 002: Philip Morrison. Franchise Accountants

This month we catch up with Philip Morrison, a business owner who also happens to be one of NZ's leading small/medium business accountants.

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Kakapo Chat 001: Hui & Connie. Purchasers of Melba Hillsborough

6 months into the new business, we check in with Hui & Connie, the proud owners of Melba Cafe in Hillsborough.

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You wouldn't sell your house like that, would you?

Geoff Hamilton from SME Financial shares the benefits and importance of consistent maintenance within your business.

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