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NZ Small Business Owners Working Too Hard


New Zealand Small Business Owners Working Too Hard

Auckland, New Zealand – August 28, 2013 - New Zealand small business owners are stressed, overworked and working way too hard for little reward according to international speaker and business coach Andrew Baird. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of small businesses in the world and the impact on our economy and people from this issue is massive.

“Business owners are stressed, overworked and exhausted. They are working long hours: 60 – 80 hours per week, and are often just bringing in enough money to survive.” Andrew says.

It is hardly the ‘dream’ life that most people have when they first start a business, but this overworked reality is becoming the ‘norm’ now.

“I’ve seen too many people have breakdowns and massive health issues because of this problem and enough is enough. Just because nearly everyone is doing it, doesn’t mean it is the only way.”

Andrew has helped thousands of business owners here in New Zealand and internationally and is determined to help even more get money flowing back into their businesses and the balance back in their lives.

“I can start working with a client and free up at least 7 hours per week for them almost immediately. That’s then time they can use to spend with friends and family or doing what they enjoy.”

Small businesses dominate the New Zealand business sector with 97.2% of enterprises being classed as a small business with fewer than 20 employees. They create nearly half of all jobs, and contribute to over a third of New Zealand’s GDP.[1]

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Small businesses are such a key part of the New Zealand economy and they are in desperate need of help and support. Unfortunately many government agencies are now focused on larger businesses.

Last year, more businesses closed than new businesses started up for the third year in a row. This will have a huge negative effect on our economy.[2]

So what does Andrew believe the answer is here? How can business owners actually turn this around?

“Back in the day, when I was a struggling business owner, I would go out find the best, most powerful marketing strategies to grow my business, but I never saw much of a result because my limiting beliefs were getting in the way.”

“As soon as I started to work on myself and my mindset, I started to see dramatic results in my business.”

“It’s about Mindset – your thoughts, values, habits and beliefs. This is where to start – it’s the foundation to creating a successful business and a balanced life. “

Just like you can’t build a magnificent skyscraper on dodgy foundations, neither can you build a successful business with a healthy work-life balance on bad foundations either.

Once you have an understanding of why you doing what you are doing, then it is easier to change the situation.

Andrew has organised a weekend seminar to help business owners with exactly this – changing their mindset so that they can change their business and life.

He is so passionate about this topic and helping business owners to succeed that he has brought together some of the top mindset experts in Australasia to speak at this event.

“I am flying two Australian experts over, and there will be two experts from New Zealand as well”

“We’ve keep the price low for this event, so that any business owner who genuinely wants to break free from their limiting beliefs and mindset can come.”

For more details and to purchase tickets to Business Mindset Masters visit http://mindsetmasters.co.nz


1. http://www.med.govt.nz/business/business-growth-internationalisation/pdf-docs-library/small-and-medium-sized-enterprises/Small-business-stats-factsheet.pdf
2. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7882074/Business-numbers-fall-for-third-year


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