David Newport's opinion about business sales in the New Zealand market.

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Live or Work?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Do you live where you work or work where you live? This is a concept that comes to me every time I return from Queenstown to Auckland. I really love my home town but it’s certainly getting harder to live here. The traffic, the Council, housing prices all make me look at whether or not I want to stay. Read More...


Nature or Nurture?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

You have to wonder if the nature or nurture debate that you often hear about relating to criminals can also apply to everyday mundane activities like driving your car. Read More...


Writers Block

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Blogging is a discipline I have neglected over the last couple of years. When Paul and I first started the business 7 or 8 years ago I was extremely diligent on getting a couple of blogs onto our website every month. Now I get an email from my Digital Marketing guru once or twice a month asking when one can be expected. Writing is something I actually enjoy, my teachers at Aorere College would be belly laughing if they could read this now, but funnily enough I do. Read More...


The life and times of a business broker

Friday, February 17, 2017

It's an interesting career being a business broker, the things I have heard, been called to my face and behind my back means you develop a very thick skin.


2016 Reflections for 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

With 2017 now upon us and for me personally being back at work full time as of Monday, it is an interesting time to reflect on the 2016 calendar year.

If you sat at your desk last January and asked yourself the following questions, do you think you would have answered any of them correctly?

Who will win US election? Who will win the EPL title? The NRL title? The AFL title? It certainly was a year for the underdog and in The Donald's case the anti-establishment.

2017 will certainly be an interesting year just watching which DJP the new President becomes. Being a business owner myself for most of my working life I am intrigued to see if he can actually trade America as a business and not be influenced away from his core business practices by special interest groups/media etc? John Key here in New Zealand certainly proved a successful businessman can turn a country around, but John Key in my opinion wasn't as much of an ego-maniac as DJP so that to me is the elephant in the room.

I'm not sure this will effect the New Zealand market, would expect the NZ dollar to remain high and that helps importers (and consumers) but not exporters. Not sure if it makes business owners here in NZ look to sell or will it make them look to buy? There is no precedent for what just happened in the US election so everything is speculation from this point.

It's going to be interesting to watch though and with the media available to us in the modern world we will certainly have a front row seat :)