My reo journey started several years ago. I was sitting in a school office where a teacher spoke to me in Te Reo Māori. He asked, "how are you? And what are you doing here?" At that moment, I didn't know what he said or how to reply to him.
See how I overcame this feeling through my reo journey.
A graphic designer is a digital artist; we create art on the computer. We at Taputapu Toi specialise primarily in Māori Branding. So whether you need to create your brand, rebrand, or design custom promotional material, we can help you every step of the way.
Let's look at 5 benefits of hiring a Graphic Designer.
There are so many facets to learn about business. But I won’t bore you with the logistics of it. Instead, let me share six things I’ve learnt in business with you.
Matariki, for me, is about a time to stop, reflect and reset. It’s a beautiful time when the new Māori year is beginning, and it’s also halfway through the Pākehā year. Therefore, for me, it fits in well to set new goals for the new year ahead and also a halfway marker to evaluate how the first part of the Pākehā year has gone.
See how I'm celebrating Matariki this year.
So you've decided you want to start your own business, be your own boss, create your own sense of freedom. You have an idea that you feel can really take off.
Starting a business can be an overwhelming process. When I began Taputapu, it took me months to prepare before launching. But, before all of the preparation and kick-starting a business, how do you even know if your business idea is a good one?
After experiencing two lockdowns, I'm fortunate to work from home. I couldn't imagine the risk of paying for a lease over lockdowns. Working from home meant I could continue working through both lockdowns as business kept humming along.
With many new pakihi māori on a similar journey as me, wondering about the benefits of working from home - here are some of the pros and cons I personally experience
After my first pottery class in April 2021, I knew this would be the new direction for Taputapu - Handmade products made from uku (clay) that share our story, promote our culture and language, and doesn't negatively impact our taiao.
I've witnessed others work tirelessly 24/7, doing what they can for their business, company, kaupapa, iwi etc. I've observed burnout, separation from family, and unhealthy habits, which ultimately resulted in early death.
This is not the lifestyle that I want to live. I'm creating the life I want!
Here are my 7 tips of how I keep sane - balancing Life and Mahi, as a Small Business Owner working from home.
Have you wondered how to make the move from operating as a Sole Trader, to trading as a Company? ….. Because I did too, until JUST recently. As of July 2021 - Taputapu now operates as a Company, instead of a Sole Trader!
Taputapu was under my personal IRD number, and it was comfortable...