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December 13, 2006 - Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand — the Smart franchise has opened a second location in Hawke’s Bay. Dianne Abraham has recently opened her Smart franchise in the Staples Rodway Building on the corner of Eastbourne and Hastings Streets.

Dianne and her husband Doug, are both experienced business people and owners of Abraham Consultants Limited. Abraham Consultants, a high quality employment relations consultancy out of Hawke’s Bay, currently manages employment issues for clients all over New Zealand. Doug will hold the fort in that business with the support of the Hastings Smart franchise, Dianne’s first client!!

Dianne is very aware of the market potential as well as the realities of owning and running a business. “In my experience, small and medium business owners are forever grappling with back-office activities and administration that require them to take their eye off the ball. The overheads can be a real headache, too. Smart appealed to me because it provides variety of business services that solve the problems. As a business owner myself, I could see the need for Smart to support local businesses.”

“This is a natural progression for us in the market place to bring practical help to business owners,” adds Dianne. “We are proud to the first franchisee to make that commitment.”

“The Abrahams have extensive knowledge in the business service sector— Smart is lucky to have them on board as our newest franchisees,” says Smart Director, Adrienne Pierce, “we are looking forward to a long and profitable partnership.”

About Smart

Smart - get smart work smart ® was inspired by Adrienne Pierce’s realisation that many business owners struggle to keep their head above water running their business and doing the paperwork, administration and compliance – all the stuff they didn’t get into business to do. Adrienne and her sister Sue started Smart in 2003 to take care of business owners by providing day-to-day practical office support - phone, administration, payroll and financial services. Today, the concept has blossomed into a franchise that is pioneering business to business outsourcing in New Zealand. With two units in Hawkes Bay Smart plans to expand across the country.

For more information on Smart visit: http://www.asmartbusiness.co.nz

View Company Website: http://www.asmartbusiness.co.nz

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Glenice Hibbard
Smart Business (NZ) Limited
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