Make a big difference to The Big Idea.

Help us tell the most creative stories.

Become a supporter

× Sorry, you're too late! This opportunity closed 6 days ago. Visit our WORK section to see current opportunities.

Why We're In It Competition

Job details

25 Nov 2021
Work type
Awards, grants & residencies, Call for entries
Work classification
Digital & Technology


Be in to win $5000 to invest in digital or wellbeing solutions

Be in to win by telling us how you'd spend the $5000 on digitising your business or improving your own or your team's wellbeing. 

Unsustainable workloads impacting Kiwi small business owners

Small business productivity and wellbeing is suffering from lack of digitalisation

One of the main pressure points for many small business owners is administrative tasks. Three in five Kiwi business owners say admin work impacts their wellbeing and passion for their work, with over half of them saying admin actually gets in the way of them doing the work they enjoy.   Digitalisation is the key to unlocking time and streamlining administrative tasks, with almost half of small business owners thinking their wellbeing would be improved by making their wellbeing would be improved by making their business more productive with digital tools.

We know digitalisation works. A recent research report The Job Ahead: Small businesses and the global economic recovery, showed firms in Australia, New Zealand and the UK that used five or more business apps performed better than those with no apps.  In fact, businesses with five or more apps grew their sales by 4.3% in the year to December 2020, while those without apps saw a decline of 3.4%.  These small businesses also returned to near net job growth across 2020 compared to firms who had no apps connected.

Xero has developed Why We’re In It to advise small business owners and self employed Kiwis on the easy first steps they can take towards embracing wellbeing and digitising their businesses.

There’s a reason why you’re in business. It’s what makes you turn up each day and keep pushing. It’s probably the same thing that made you start a business in the first place. But when the stresses of work get in the way, it’s time to take action and reconnect with your why.

How to apply

Enter here

Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

31 Oct 2021