News and opinion from the team at OneHQ.

Partner highlight – James Group

If you've been by the OneHQ offices you'll have seen the incredible work and event space that was brokered for us by our partners at James Group. James Group are family owned and specialise in Sales, Leasing and Management of Commercial & Industrial Property across Auckland. Just last month they were named as a double nominee in the 2019 Westpac Business Awards, for Employer of the Year and for Excellence in Customer Service Delivery! James Group agent Steven Hook has [...]

Technology update – November 2019

5G Networks imminent – what this means for your business Various network providers have announced that they will be turning on their 5G networks before the year is out. Vodafone has noted they will switch on a 5G network in December, starting in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. They have already launched 5G in other countries, and they have noted that it is innovative businesses and public organizations that are the real early adopters. Spark has launched a limited [...]

Technology Update – February 2020

Microsoft Teams business phone replacements There has been a lot of interest from clients wanting to move from their current phone systems to the new Microsoft Teams calling functionality. We have now rolled this technology out to a few clients, and our own Newmarket, Auckland Office will be moved to Teams calling during February. Microsoft are releasing extra functionality around Microsoft Teams calling at a steady rate, and the appeal of using teams for Chat, Video conferencing, SharePoint access [...]

SMBs warned to brace for business finance crunch

Harry Ferreira, Managing Director Finance here at OneHQ was featured in NZBusiness, Scoop and Voxy this week, warning SMB's to brace for a business finance crunch. While a capital gains tax is no longer an issue, SMBs are still confronting the prospect that securing business finance is set to get a lot harder, a scenario that may spell disaster for many. Former BNZ general manager small business and now managing director finance at OneHQ, Harry Ferreira (pictured), today urged SME [...]

Businesses urged to get back to technology basics – NZBusiness Online

While technology is seen by many as the solution to New Zealand's productivity problems, Warren Hughes says often it only complicates things and wastes time. The average New Zealand SME business uses about eight different cloud applications without seeing any noticeable improvement in productivity or profit. Technology commentator and chief technology officer at OneHQ, Warren Hughes, said that while technology is seen by many as the solution to New Zealand's productivity problems – the latest shiny object is artificial [...]

Kiwis over-estimating our own competence a set-up for business failure

The Kiwi feel-good factor, or our tendency to self-inflate our competence, is terrible for business and one of the reasons so many small and medium businesses fail every year. New Zealanders avoid giving negative feedback when it is warranted and the modern day trend of telling people ‘you can do anything’ is a set-up for failure – it’s a scenario that OneHQ sees playing out in business planning all the time. Businesses leaders over-estimate their targets and their competence [...]