Established in Auckland in 1996, Link is New Zealand’s largest business brokerage and has grown rapidly to become the largest business brokerage firm in the world. Link currently has nearly 3000 businesses for sale in NZ and Australia with a combined value of $1.14 billion, and has sold over 600 businesses in the last year, with a combined value in excess of $300 million. In the last five years, LINK’s office locations have increased from 11 to 38, whilst broker numbers have increased from 72 to over 400. It now has offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Philippines and the United States (including the largest business brokerage office in California). Here's how managing director Aaron Toresen manages his time.
The portfolio life doesn’t choose you. You choose the portfolio life. And that’s what serial entrepreneur, angel investor and general over-achiever Josh Comrie has done. This is how he balances everything.
Sian Simpson is a dot connector, video creator and globetrotter who helps New Zealand firms take on the world through her role with the Kiwi Landing Pad. Here’s how she copes with her inter-continental schedule.
Seeby Woodhouse, the founder of Orcon and the owner of Voyager, made his millions in the tech sector. But working hard and playing hard took its toll. So he changed his ways. Here are some of his techniques.
In the startup world, it’s generally the stories of success that are glorified. It’s all unicorns, disruption, trendy offices, successful rounds and life-changing exits. But the stories of entrepreneurs never seeing their family, forgetting to exercise, struggling to cope with the workload, tossing and turning at 2am because they don’t think they’re going to be able to pay the wages next week, or, in extreme cases, committing suicide, are not quite as appealing to the hero entrepreneur mythology.