Are you looking for support to grow your Auckland Business?

Growing and innovating a business is challenging for many business owners. Knowing what help is available and who to talk to can make all the difference. 

As Auckland’s economic development agency, we’re connected to thousands of businesses, organisations and individuals who can help you on your business journey. 

How we can help

The RBPN programme (Regional Business Partner Network) helps eligible small and medium businesses to grow and innovate by making it easier to access business support.

This includes connections to experts, workshops, events and co-funding from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (Capability Development Vouchers), Callaghan Innovation (Research & Development grants and services), Business Mentors New Zealand, ATEED, and other economic development and business support organisations throughout New Zealand.

The RBPN is funded by central government and ATEED is the regional business partner in the Auckland region.

 

 Through the Regional Business Partner Network we can help you with:

Business growth advice

There are numerous business skills required to lead a successful growing business. Talk to our specialist advisors to find the best place to start to gain the right skills and connections.  

How to request help

Register for help on the Regional Business Partners Network website.

Our team will be in touch to find out what your aspirations and challenges are, and to arrange the next steps and an opportunity to meet with a Business Growth advisor.

Innovation and R&D advice

If you’re planning to grow through innovation or you’re investing in Research and Development (R&D) in the areas of science and technology, our specialist advisors can help.

How to request help

Register for help on the Regional Business Partners Network website.

Our team will be in touch to find out what your aspirations and challenges are, and to arrange the next steps and an opportunity to meet with an Innovation and R&D advisor.

Business Mentoring

Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) offers startup, existing business and community mentoring programmes.

Apply for a Business Mentor

Apply for a Business Mentor on the Business Mentors New Zealand website.

Mentors are experienced in business and can discuss your business challenges and offer advice. Mentor Managers based at the Chamber of Commerce will help you get the right mentor for your business.

 

Need more help? Our Business Support Helpdesk can assist you. Get in touch

 

Here's what Auckland businesses have to say about the help they received from the ATEED team and the RBPN programme

 

Workshops, clinics and events

Find out about workshops that can help you start, run and grow a business in Auckland.

Whether you want to expand your network, seek research and development assistance or develop your leadership skills, there are workshops and events across the Auckland region to help you improve your skills and connect with other business owners.
 

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Capability and Training

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The Icehouse

Learn the fundamentals and get set up for business growth with The Icehouse’s range of workshops and programmes.

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Ecentre

Based at Albany on the Massey University Campus, the Ecentre helps you learn how to go from garage to global, and get the skills and tools you need to turn an idea into a business venture.

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The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)

EMA offers a range of training for businesses, from workshops, webinars and short courses to conferences and tertiary qualifications.

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Manukau Institute of Technology

Find a range of short and long courses to develop your business, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

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Unitec

Explore Unitec’s short and long course training opportunities across a number of industries.

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The University of Auckland

Grow your skills to reach your business goals with The University of Auckland’s range of short courses.

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Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Executive programmes from AUT aim to develop leadership skills in people who lead change in their organisation and wider communities.

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Massey University

Gain business skills with an online short course from Massey University.

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