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Also included: Silver TipNZ Economy UpdateIT&T Business Automation,Business Advisory Tools & 2 Weekly Training Calendar.



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The Strategy Seminar – Next Week



The strategy seminar is for business owners, managers, and other key staff aimed at helping them develop their strategy and business plan for 2014.

For more information and to sign up click on the below:

Email [email protected] for more information.


Silver Tip



There are only 52 spaces available for the TrainingPlus program, so act quickly to secure your subscription!

UBT’s exciting new TrainingPlus Package offers you staff training, that’s flexible, convenient and very cost-effective.

Sign up for this one year package on a monthly payment plan and send as many of you staff to as many of the training courses that suits your business’s needs. 

With a simple monthly subscription you have access to:

  • 15 face-to-face training courses. You can send as many staff as you want to any of these courses. 
  • 12 Online courses and 10 training videos. These are great for a busy workplace where you can’t spare any extra time off.
  • A UBT training consultant. He will visit your business, meet your staff and work out the best training plan for you.

All TrainingPlus subscribers receive a 10% discount off any other course not part of the TrainingPlus plan!



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NZ Economy Update


New Zealand has been named the world’s second best country in which to do business, behind only Ireland. NZ had the world’s best scores for personal freedom and investor protection, as well as a minimum of red tape and corruption.

NZ was the smallest economy to make the top 10. However, its annual GDP of $170bn (£103.6bn, €123.4bn) grew by 2.5% last year, making it one of the fastest growing developed countries.


Business confidence keeps on going up

  • Firms' expectations about their own activity and profitability, and their hiring intentions, are all at 19 year highs.
  • And a net 64 per cent believe the general business situation will improve next year, up to the highest level for that indicator since February 1999.
  • Only investment intentions bucked the rising trend: unchanged nationwide though in Auckland they rose to a nine-year high.
  • Confidence is widespread, with confidence in the agriculture sector surging to its highest reading since July 1994, manufacturing confidence hitting a 15-year high and services reaching the highest reading since February 1999.
  • The fact that business and consumer confidence are strong at the same time augurs well for an economic expansion with real legs, says Cameron Bagrie.
  • "The last time we saw these sort of readings, in 1994 and 1999, an economic upswing was in full swing. Gross domestic product growth was in excess of 5 per cent. "In both those cases the economy was rebounding from recession. This time there are some additional one-offs - the need to rebuild Christchurch and address housing shortages in Auckland, and the most favourable terms of trade for 40 years.
Online Coaching – Session 12       

IT&T Business Automation

Streamline 3 Iota Desktop

This NEW entry level Desktop Machine with Streamline 3 Internet protection system is compact and at an affordable price while still delivering a great mid-range Windows Desktop Experience! I3 3240 Ivy Bridge Processor 3.4GHz

  • GA-H61M-S2PV Motherboard
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB RAM
  • Inwin BL641 Small Desktop Case
  • Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit Operating System
  • Built in CD/DVD Player
  • 2 year Parts Warranty

Dimensions: Depth 366mm, Height 330mm, Width 96.5mm

BCF Kiwisaver


Business Advisory Tools

Strategy On A Page (SOAP) Template

Use this Strategy on a Page (SOAP) template to create clearly defined strategy for your business and enable manangement and staff to focus on and be aligned with what is most important.

Gold, Silver and Finance Coach Subscribers can download this tool from the Finance Coach website. CLICK HERE

UBT IT&T – Company Dashboard

Live Scores Delivered to You!

Now available to suit Infusion software!

Vital Statistics is a live scoreboard system designed to work with MYOB, Exo Business and Infusion accounting software. It delivers real-time score of selected data and tracks against targets or budgets to serve as a motivational tool for management and staff and provides information they need to drive the business forward.

Find out more about how this programme can benefit your business systems or visit to sign up.

UBT Training & Resource

Business Size Update!

Did your business grow during 2013? Your investment in the UBT Business Advisory Program is based on your business size. Which team amount and turnover brackets now apply to your business?

Team Size
Turnover Range
1 – 5 
6 – 10
11 – 20 
21 – 30
31 – 40 
41 – 50
51 – 60
61 – 70 
$1 – 2M
$2 – 3M
$3 – 5M
$5 – 7.5M
$7.5 – 10M
$10 – 20M
$20 – 40M
$40 +

Please use this link to let us know your current business size so we can update your account on the UBTeam website. CLICK HERE These numbers need to be correct to ensure we include all your staff when sending out subscription material.

If your business is not currently subscribed, CLICK HERE to become a subscriber today!

2 Weekly Training Calendar
Silver Bullet

As we approach the new year, there will be many decisions to be made in our businesses and in our own lives.

Management, like life, is a decision-making process.

Indecision often gives an advantage to others who have done their thinking beforehand. The worst decision we can make is not to make one at all!

Decision-making is often focused on finding the right answers, instead of asking the right questions.

Too much information before making a decision can lead to analysis paralysis.

Often the best decisions are educated guesses, based on past experiences, coupled with new information and insight.

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