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Question submitted by @coverall 01/03/2021 @ 11:48 am
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Hi there team I am just wondering if anybody can help me with a legal situation with shipping. I’ve been working with a printing broker to organise printing some children’s books about 1600 of them. We met mid last month and after seeing some printed proofs of the book she said that from her timing these books would have been here the week of the 15th of February.Outside of this I have organised with another party that I would have 800 books ready for them this coming week off the basis off this brokers timing. I gave it about a two week buffer.Since then she has decided that I needed a bound printed proof before they print/send the rest of the books. I am going to lose this deal with this company buying 800 books because I don’t have these books in my possession. from the right the excuses and timing goes I don’t think these books are going to arrive for another two to three weeks which or not go down well with the timing of my marketing for this book.This broker has said that it’s due to covid-19 and Chinese New years but I felt that for someone who has said they have been in the printing industry for 20 years that they would have fact it all of this in.From her timing the books should have been here about a week or so ago at the very longest according to our email trail.I have found a local printer who can do my order within a few days. I am just wondering now if I am legally bound to the agreement still. I have only asked for a quote and agree to the quote verbally and why email but I have not signed anything in person nor have I paid a deposit.If someone could please help me understand the legal process or probably just understanding if she has any grounds to still invoice me and follow a legal proceeding off this situation.

Question submitted by @tlaulu 22/02/2021 @ 7:17 am
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BUSINESS GROWTH

Kia OraI’m just wounder whether the team at Manaaki could help me with the growth of our family run company?Here’s a bit of a back story of my journey so far. My name is Norman Kete, I’m an Owner/Director of a Workplace Health & Safety Training company, but our predominantly focus is on crane training & assessing. We are based out of Taupo but travel up & down the country. I’ve been apart of the crane industry for over 15 years, & during that time, I was also a crane operator. But at the end of 2013, due to a non work related injury, I lost my right eye. So because of the fact that I had monocular vision, I couldn’t go back to operating the 100 to 130ton cranes I was once operating. I ended up on ACC for a year or so, but was approached by a training company to become a crane trainer /assessor. I worked for that training company for 3 years before I decided to go out on my own. So my wife & I started Leverage Training Ltd. We’ve had a really great start, especially over our first 2 years & managed to gain a great client base; but that was pre Covid-19. Post Covid-19 has seen our sales drop around 40%.Anyway, we’ve been struggling with our Leverage Training presence online & I’ve had quite a drop in the way of gathering new customers, especially since Covid. My loyal customers are keeping us going, but I need to reach out to new companies to secure move work.So again, I was hoping Manaaki might have some suggestions to help us grow in this current climate. Cheers! Kind RegardsNorman KeteLeverage Training Ltd.

Question submitted by @normleveragetraining-co-nz 22/02/2021 @ 7:13 am
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FOOD & BEVERAGE

Question submitted by @blairc 19/02/2021 @ 5:41 am
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DIGITAL & ONLINE MARKETING

Question submitted by @kyliescallywagsocial 18/02/2021 @ 4:21 pm
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DIGITAL & ONLINE MARKETING

Hello Manaaki experts! My name is Lilah and I am a 10 year old schoolgirl.  I have been on a mission since 2019 to get more drinking fountains installed in our parks around the country (Auckland (for example) only has fountains in 5% of its parks) when I started The Public Water Project.  I decided to campaign for more fountains as I am passionate about preventing single use plastic entering our oceans and landfill. Drinking fountains also encourage healthy habits amongst children.  Initially, I was talking to companies about sponsoring fountains but last year made this more difficult so I also decided to launch a social enterprise to generate income that I can then use to buy fountains.My business is called Water Us and I am selling eco-friendly toilet paper (in gorgeous paper packaging designed by well known NZ artist, Reuben Paterson), with 50% of the profits going to buy drinking fountains for our parks and playgrounds.  I have launched a crowd-funding campaign on Pledge Me to pre-sell products which you can see here.  I want to raise $30,000 to fund the first bulk production run.  Once I have some stock, I will launch an online shop that will sell direct to my customers and I also want to offer a subscription service.  I would like some advice please on how to create good online marketing campaigns for facebook and instagram which will help me build my subscription business.  My mum has built a basic site for me on Shopify which you can see here as a temporary site until after my Pledge Me campaign finishes when we can then build an actual shop.    Thank you for your time.  

Question submitted by @lilahwaterus-nz 16/02/2021 @ 11:28 am
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