Convex Kōrero

Convex Kōrero

Join Hamish Mexted and Riann Umaga-Marshall, Directors of the award winning Convex Accounting, as they interview a wide range of local NZ business owners, and other personalities with business related experience. Every 2 weeks, guests will share their real world, New Zealand experiences and learnings to help you build a better business. They are real New Zealanders, with real small business stories, so be sure to tune in!

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November 9, 2021 5 min

We've made it to the end of Season 1! Thank you for coming along on this journey with us. We've loved chatting with local business owners about their trek through the business world. One thing that stuck out to us is that no matter where businesses are at, team and support are incredibly important to the success of any type of business. 

Don't worry, we'll be back in 2022 with Season 2! We're changing things up ...

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For Ep. 16 we are joined by Matt, owner of Woodmass Construction. Matt has been running his own business for almost 10 years, starting not long after he left school. From a young age, Matt knew he wanted to work as a tradie and be his own boss so he made it happen! Matt likes to keep things fun and relaxed with his work but is very hands on making sure that stuff gets done to a high standard. This works well for everyone as the maj...

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October 11, 2021 36 min

For today's episode we are joined by Simon and Angela Bendall of Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe in Porirua. It was awesome to chat to these guys about their business and how it has grown from a side hustle to a full blown, award winning business. Both Simon and Angela are so passionate about their business, you can hear it in the way they talk about their journey and see it in their success.

It was strange recording in lockdown (especi...

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September 27, 2021 42 min

It's our birthday! And to celebrate, we've switched it up a bit...

Nice to meet you, I'm Liv, and for today's special episode I'm interviewing my bosses/your hosts, Hamish and Riann (no pressure, right). We kōrero about heaps of stuff from what Hamish and Riann have learnt from building their own business, to what their office pet peeves are! We had a blast recording this podcast so I'm sure you will have fu...

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September 20, 2021 38 min

Katherine Mexted took some time out to chat with us about how to prioritise your time while juggling running a business, raising a family, having her own time, and dealing with Hamish! Yup thats right, Katherine is Hamish's wife. Katherine is the Director of Convex Legal which has grown from just her in 2017, to an amazing legal team of 8! 

We chat about who we are as leaders, how we take take ourselves to work, and how it is i...

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September 6, 2021 35 min

On today's episode we are joined by local small business owner Holly Collins of Odd Socks Candles! 

Holly chats with us about starting her business and how it has grown over the years. From fairs and markets, to social media and websites, to wholesale and retail, Odd Socks has grown from a hobby to a loved and respected brand that is known across Aotearoa. Holly is looking to take that next step in her business which is very ex...

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August 23, 2021 51 min

Welcome to Ep.11!!! 

We sat down with Rich & Phoebe Edge from PS Digital here in Wellington, NZ. They chat with us about what its like balancing work and life while running a business as a couple. 

This doesn't just apply to working couples though, its important for us as individuals to figure out our own work-life balance. We can learn a lot from how Rich and Phoebe manage as a couple and translate that into our own lives.

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August 10, 2021 63 min

We made it to 10 episodes! Double digits woohoo! 

On today's episode, we take you to a Xero event on Workplace Culture led by Rob Munro, Xero's People Experience Director for New Zealand. Rob covers a lot from how to train new staff members to how to create a great place to work so be sure to grab a pen and paper to make some notes on how to make your business the best for your staff. 

We'd love for you to give us a rev...

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July 19, 2021 58 min

Join us for a chat with our first return guest, Tu Umaga-Marshall!

Tu has so much knowledge and experience that we had to have him back to share lessons on teamwork and building relationships. Being an ex-professional basketball and rugby player, Tu has a lot of knowledge about working within a team that can easily be translated to a business context. We discuss effective teamwork, having clear roles, and creating a genuine connect...

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June 24, 2021 65 min

Listen to Helmut Modlik, CEO of Ngāti Toa talk speak at our live event!

We're talking talk about the intersection of Te Ao Māori,  Māori business and the broader economy. 

Hear what he has planned for Ngāti Toa, how he views business, growing our people, and how we can apply those some views and approaches in our own businesses.

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June 8, 2021 50 min

Join us as we chat with Anaru Grant, business franchise owner of the famous Burger Wisconsin! Talking business ownership, the highs and lows of franchise life, team management and expansion - we gain insight into a different side of business management. 

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May 16, 2021 49 min

Join us as we speak with Pete Tansey, Agile Consultant and owner of Agile CoLab. Pete talks us his business journey and the fundamentals of Agile concepts within small business.  Pete and his team help organisations create positive changes in the way they work by respectfully challenging the status quo, creating simple strategies, and delivering clear outcomes.

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April 27, 2021 63 min
Join us as we speak with Roger Young, owner of the Fidel's/ enterprise here in Wellington, hear Rogers story of growth, and expansion and the hiccups along the way. With an emphasis on work culture, and an overall focus on his people - Roger shares his journey of not only self development, but business development. 
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April 5, 2021 74 min
Join us for a recording of our live event with Piri Weepu and Tu Umaga-Marshall as they talk about "Life after Rugby". The lessons they learnt from the pro sport world and how they're applying them to their every day lives.   From performing under pressure to dealing with expectations, Piri and Tu will share their journey and how they approach their leadership roles today.
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March 15, 2021 44 min

Join us as we discuss with Matt Ryan the highs and lows of rental investments, his journey from small beginnings and how to transform a simple model into a substantial rental portfolio! 

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February 23, 2021 35 min

People can make or break a business - Join us with Andy Bell (Employment Lawyer and owner of Bell&Co) as we discuss staff and culture development in small business!

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February 15, 2021 3 min

Welcome to Convex Kōrero - the new podcast from Convex Accounting. In this episode we're giving a quick introduction to the podcast, what we're covering and what you can expect to hear over coming episodes!

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