Its been interesting since being on the course that I have been looking through another lens which has given me different perspectives of business development.
Over the last week I’ve been on holiday (a small week off), and spent about three days down in Huntly and Hamilton. Although there to see a friend, I have also been looking at the business development within the Hamilton city.
What interests me is the development of business at a wide range within the Hamilton district. There is a lot of construction and shops going up, ‘The Base’ which is a shopping complex similar to that of West Gate or North West, and it is HUGE! Gigantic! But it left me thinking about the size of the city. Although small, it has developed itself a lot of potential and futuristic growth for business opportunities.
Prior to the course, I was always looking at the world with a different perspective where my view was somewhat limited on face value. Now however, since the course, i am looking at ways to develop, opportunities to create employment and sustain business development and growth.
I did a little digging while I was down there and realised that there is a real want for balance between work and life, however, the housing market has grown substantially whereby this balance look as though its easier to achieve than it is here in Auckland. Auckland almost feels stagnant and lacking opportunities to grow. What you see when you first drive into Hamilton is this wide landscape of commercial and industrial buildings and garages, some that have already been established for quite some years, some however are in the middle of still being constructed. When you get past that you are welcomed into an architecturally designed, clean city [not town], whereby you become somewhat confused and impressed by its utter beauty.
I’m interested to see what the climate of business is like down there, because I feel that my knowledge of Hamilton is not as updated as I thought. It’s been great being down there because I realise how many entrepreneurs there are that have taken business by the horns and contributed to what looks like a great city.