"marketing isn't about the stuff you make, but the stories you tell"

about us

At The Business Studio we become part of your team and our range of experience and expertise across all business disciplines means we achieve the very best outcomes for all our clients. The Business Studio offers comprehensive, savvy, cost effective business, strategy, marketing, public relations & design services.

We love our range of clients who represent the spectrum of New Zealand business – from sole owner operators to multi-nationals and though it’s cliched to say, everything in between. We’re people focused, listen and give everyone the time of day.  TBS directors, Kim Mananui & Sarah Matheson-Brown and their talented team have worked in the Taupo region for many years & are privileged to work with a range of successful local & national businesses. The Business Studio can help you get savvy about your business!


"good marketing makes the company look smart,
great marketing makes the customer feel smart"

"be in the business of being awesome"

our team

  • Sarah Matheson
    So you need a business plan? Sarah will get you going on your business plan and marketing strategy.
  • Rachel Stock
    So you need a logo? Rachel is our designer. From business cards to cover images, she knows how to make things look great.
  • Kim Manunui
    So you need a website? You want to take on Facebook? Kim is your go to person for all things digital in the marketing world.
  • Rebecca Stock
    So you need some help? Rebecca knows the ins and out of The Business Studio from accounts to keeping us all in line.
  • Lianne Fraser
    Lianne is our PR, writing, communication & workshop expert. With years of experience over a range of industries, she's very good at making complicated stuff understood and if you want the world to know about your business, she has the contacts to spread the word.
  • Anne Battersby
    Got a project? Got an idea? You need a plan... talk to Anne for awesome project management to turn your idea into reality!

"google before you tweet is the new think before you speak"

some of our work

"in life and in business if you want to go fast, go alone,
if you want to go far, go together"

bill gates

our community

At The Business Studio we believe in collaborating with local businesses and wherever possible we use our professional experience to help community groups and charitable organisations. We're privileged to be able to share our skills and expertise to support the following organisations.

"measure, measure, measure, what you don't measure you can't improve"

latest news

  • To all our friends and wonderful clients...just letting you all know that The Business Studio websites fit Google guidelines and their mobile guidelines. As well we're constantly researching opportunities to update and keep ahead of trends. If you want more information please give us a call.
    Posted: Tuesday 21 April 2015
  • Recently, The Business Studio had the joy of being involved in writing and researching an exhibition celebrating 75 years in business for local surveying and engineering firm Cheal. The show draws heavily on the story and legacy of Laurie Cheal, founder of the company, and details the journey of surveying – from hand made totara and pumice pegs, theodolites and whale bone rulers to 21st century three dimensional laser scanning, hydrographic mapping, GPS and GIS.
    Posted: Monday 20 April 2015
  • We are so pleased to have had Anne Battersby join the team - she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are looking forward to introducing her to our clients as she settles in.
    Posted: Monday 23 February 2015

"go the extra mile, it's never crowded"

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"content is fire, social media is gasoline"

get in touch with us


07 281 2501
93 Heuheu Street
Taupo, New Zeland


Kim Manunui
021 545 693

Sarah Matheson
027 487 7682