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Staff profile: Chris Steeghs

We have some amazing people working here at Soda Inc. including the newest member of the Soda team, Chris Steeghs. Chris is our new Intern, he will be with us for the next few months. Read on to find out why he wants to go to Africa, what concert he went to that was measured on the Richter scale, who he'd love to have dinner with, and more. Who inspires you? My friends and family. I am very lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people! Also, Jack Johnson is a great guy. What’s the best concert you ever attended? When I was 15, I went to the Foo Fighters at Western Springs Stadium. That concert went so hard that it was recorded on the Richter scale. If you could be any animal, which would yo

Coworker profile: Wicus van den Berg

Business owner, Saint John volunteer, SharePoint consultant… It’s fair to say that Wicus van den Berg wears many hats. Since moving to New Zealand from South Africa five years ago, Wicus is now a father of two and qualifying for New Zealand citizenship. Wicus owns his own business, Billion Bits, which ironically has nothing to do with Bitcoin! And he operates it out of our coworking space here at Soda Inc. in the beautiful Wintec House. Billion Bits is a Sharepoint consulting and development company, contracting for clients such as the New Zealand Transport Agency and the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. “Contracting was really the way to go for me, it just offered much broader opportunitie

Let's Talk Business with Grant Johnson: Demystifying search engine optimisation

In this edition of our Let’s Talk Business guest blog we hear from Grant Johnson about demystifying search engine optimisation. Grant is the co-founder of website builder Rocketspark. Last week I spoke to a couple of owners of new businesses who were asking about how to get found on Google and it highlighted to me once again what a mystery getting good rankings is for most business owners. The process of improving your website ranking is called search engine optimisation - you are optimising your website for search engines, such as Google. In short, this process is called SEO. At Rocketspark we get to see thousands of small business websites and how they’re performing. Most small businesses

Let's Talk Business with Chris Hanlon: Surprise! Come up on stage

In this edition of our Let's Talk Business blog we hear from Chris Hanlon about how to handle being invited on stage at the last minute. Chris is a signature talk coach. Have you ever had to get on stage to speak with no notice? It certainly gets the heart racing, but I want to share with you a simple technique that will calm your nerves (somewhat) and make you look poised and professional. I was sitting in the audience supporting a friend at her graduation. The Dean of the school was on stage, and said, “in a moment we will hear from Paige on behalf of the graduating class, but before that…” Paige, sitting next to me, whipped around to face me with panic in her eyes. If she was a horse I wo