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New “X Factor” for Central Otago businesses

Media release from Business XFactor
31 July 2008

New “X Factor” for Central Otago businesses

Top level management assistance is at hand for Central Otago businesses with the launch of a Queenstown-based management consultancy specialising in business tune ups.

Business XFactor helps businesses run more efficiently, enjoy smooth growth, think big, and move to the next level through expert advice and practical solutions for cost reductions, strategic financial planning, efficient systems and human resource management.

“We provide an invaluable ‘warrant of fitness’ for any business,”says Business XFactor director Anke Neale. “Our services will help any business, but in the current slowing economy, could be critical to the survival of small businesses. When times get tough, businesses need to look at how they deal with high expenses, slow cashflow and inefficient practices.”

“We’re a local service with insight into the Queenstown-specific challenges of operating a business. We help identify areas for improvement within a client’s business and provide support and the necessary tools for them to run their business confidently and successfully.”

Business XFactor’s services include:
• Practical cost reduction
• Writing and implementing business strategies to improve cashflow or grow a business
• Product/service pricing assessment
• Business efficiency systems and procedures
• Unique on-the-job management training
• Bookkeeping management and training for Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks.

German-born Anke Neale holds a Business Management Diploma, International Airline and Travel Agency Diploma and trained as Legal Executive and Business/Life Coach.

She has 10 years of international corporate finance experience as a credit analyst and risk manager, working closely with businesses experiencing serious problems and failing to service their debts. She is a specialist in helping businesses with management advice to avoid pending bankruptcies and has a 100% success rate with businesses she has been involved with.

Anke’s previous clients cover a wide range of industries including retail, travel and tourism, accommodation, building, planning, architecture, fashion design, and landscaping.

For a FREE half hour needs analysis, interested business owners can call Business XFactor on 021 942 946 or email

For more information about Business XFactor visit


“Thank you for meeting with me today, I feel so much more confident about my trip to the UK now that you have helped me sort out the pricing.” Tamsin Cooper

"We were finding that there was a lot of unnecessary paper work and filing happening in our business. We employed Anke for about 3 hours and she has cut down my time and our contractors time down by that much per week!!
Anke was very professional and clear with her ideas. She took the time to really listen to what our problems were and then went away to find a couple of different solutions. Once we implemented her ideas she rang a week later to touch base and see how things were going. I highly recommend her for large or small concerns in your business - it is money well spent.!!!” Julie Carlaw-Hillary, Mark Hillary Design

"We were advised where to reduce our costs, to work on budgets and implement future cost control. We now feel confident of our stock levels and have control over our business.”
Matt Finnigan, Managing Director, Alta

“It was time for me to look at the way I was operating my business. I had been coming across some hurdles which I had experienced before and I felt I needed to be challenged in some areas. Now I have identified the areas of concern and put a strategy in place. My working relationships have improved and I have a better understanding of how to define my business. l now can move forward in confidence to the next level.”
Peter Hope, CPH Building Limited

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