It is always a surprise - a nice one - to receive unsolicited positive feedback.
At the November Board meeting, Board members noted an email from Levon Dennison, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, who wrote:
" In regards to the KUMA website... it is the most well presented but also the most resourceful of the Māori business network sites I've seen.
The directory of businesses in particular, I found very easy to use in order to contact people. It's by far the best of all the business networking sites".
The Board realises that it is not a competition on who has the 'best' website, of course. And the Board looks forward to workingclosely with other Māori business networks around the country, to pool resources, run professional development programmes and to enhance the dissemination of knowledge.
The website is the online portal for achieving these very outcomes, for enabling interested people to contact KUMA members, to encourage collaboration, and to support the success of Māori in business in our region. So, just knowing that the site was useful to Levon as he was surveying Māori businesses for their views on the attributes that make indigenous business sustainable, was a positive outcome for the investment that has been put into refreshing the KUMA website.
We wish Levon and his colleagues at the Waikato Management School every success in contributing to this important kaupapa.
Kia ora. Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi...