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Coworker profile: Orbit World Travel

Caz Wood has led a life full of worldly experiences. To name a few; the 2005 London bombings, selling cruises around the Mediterranean, being a busy mother, juggling events management and travel consulting, all while keep her mental health in check. Janine Hill has dabbled in a few different career paths in her lifetime. She has served the wider community by helping with corporate fundraising for Philips Search and Rescue Trust, tackled a fast-paced job at Mystery Creek Events Centre doing events planning, before finding herself needing to escape the stressful events scene to focus on the full-time job of being a mother. She has just recently returned to working life. Both Caz and Janine met

Let’s Talk Business with Samuel Junghenn: Narrowing your focus when selling online

In our first Let’s Talk Business guest blog we talk with Samuel Junghenn about narrowing your focus when selling online. Samuel is a serial entrepreneur with a burning passion for online marketing. Samuel is the Founder and Head Strategist of Think Big Online, Sydney’s fast-growing Digital Marketing Agency which provides strategies and end-to-end solutions for modern businesses seeking measurable results in a competitive digital marketing landscape. He’s also one of Soda’s international business mentors and is currently working with startup FilmQuest in a Soda programme. Why shouldn’t you be selling everything to everyone? Ten years ago, it used to be relatively easy to sell anything online

Director profile: Dr Andrew West

Now that we’ve introduced our amazing in-house team here at Soda Inc. we thought it was time to introduce our awesome Board members. First up is our chairperson, Dr Andrew West. In this Q&A style profile learn what inspires Dr West, why he’d choose to be an eagle above all other animals, how many motorcycle accidents he has survived and more. What inspires you? English country gardens, real ale pubs and the Kent country landscapes in summer. What’s the best concert you ever attended? The Tubes, 1980 in London. If you could be any animal, which would you be and why? An eagle, because it's rarely killed by humans. What’s your favourite business book/podcast? The Competitive Advantage of Nation

Soda Inc. hits 10 years and turns up the volume for Kiwi entrepreneurs

Waikato business incubator and coworking space Soda Inc. is celebrating 10 years in business this month. Chief Executive Erin Wansbrough said the anniversary came as Soda was executing its own growth strategy to enable its business growth support to be assessable by a much greater number of New Zealand entrepreneurs and businesses. "We are proud to have assisted over 650 startup businesses from all over New Zealand over the past 10 years and have worked intensively with over 50 startups through our incubation programmes. Over this time, Soda has had three successful share exits and the startups we have intensively supported have created over 300 jobs and have raised over $15 million of inves