Biz Bytes

The IT Psychiatrist

Give your people the tools they need to do their job, and then let them do it. We sit down with thought leaders to explore why this is the most important element of being in business, and why the tools aren't always technology! Enable your people with the right tools and they will drive your business forward! Join us in a fun and honest conversation that has no jargon.

S2.E11: From inception to exit - the commercial realities of running a Technology start up
May 4 2021
S2.E11: From inception to exit - the commercial realities of running a Technology start up
Did you hear the one about the company that launched a product, went global, and sold for millions of dollars? Yes, everyone has heard that story.They make it all sound so easy, but the truth is they will have had some solid advice throughout the journey.People to help them get their house in order at every stage of the business lifecycle. Stage like:Getting the business started and ensuring you have good agreements in place to protect your cofoundersMaking sure the right IP structures are in place.Commercialising your productAnd, most importantly, scaling and funding.Because you never know when capital may come knocking - and you don't want anything to get in the way of getting the best valuation possible.From tech to tax, loyalty to Legal, good advisors help you do everything at the right time.In the latest episode of Biz Bytes, I talk with Edwin Lim and Sarah-Jane Lawson from Legal Firm Hudson Gavin Martin that specialises in tech, media and IP law about the commercial realities of tech.Ed, a partner at HGM, lives and breathes tech. From an early age he’s been pulling apart and putting together computers and gadgets. He is in a unique position where he can leverage his qualifications and experience to provide technical, commercial and legal advice to clients on tech and other matters. Ed has the coveted CTO role at HGM where he continues to pull apart and put together all things tech.Sarah-Jane, Special Counsel for HGM, has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, including business sales and purchases, restructuring, joint ventures, capital raising, shareholder agreements and a range of commercial agreements. Prior to joining HGM in 2013, she has in-house experience acting as legal counsel for Coca-Cola Amatil.
S2.E7: Automation isn't expertise
Mar 22 2021
S2.E7: Automation isn't expertise
"There's an app for that"so goes the joke when any manual task comes up.And you've heard the one about how Automation and Robots will take our jobs.Or Chatbots are more efficient than people.And how to replace your accountant with booking keeping software.Yeah, right. Technology is a great enabler, but it's not a true replacement for people. Especially when it comes to high-value activities that involve complex decisions. Because Automation isn't the same as ExpertiseThere are some things technology can't do. For everything else, there's People.In this episode, I talk with Irene Bennetts about how people are still an important part of your businessIrene Bennetts is an award-winning bookkeeping and virtual assistance expert who has successfully developed solutions across key areas for growth-driven entrepreneurs and businesses to focus on their goals, rather than their financial administration.Founder of Admin Army, which offers progressive services in bookkeeping, accounting, business administration and virtual assistance, Irene has led her team to employ the most effective combination of personal connection and modern technological automation. Her clients have access to the most agile, proactive business services.Irene was named as one of the Practice Ignition Top 50 Women in Accounting 2019 and was the only New Zealander to be recognised with this prestigious accolade. Admin Army was also the 2019 Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers Bookkeeping Business of the Year.