If you’re ready to improve and grow your Auckland business, we can help.

Do you want to boost sales or build a business plan? Or learn to lead effectively or figure out finances? Growing a business is challenging for many business owners. Knowing what help is available and who to talk to can make all the difference. Our Business and Innovation Advisors can help you find out what your business needs to grow and find opportunities for you to develop your business skills.

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

We can:

  • assess your business needs
  • help you plan your next steps
  • connect you to the right networks and contacts, including local business associations
  • find events, programmes and other opportunities suited to you and your product or service, including mentor programmes, leadership workshops and business incubators
  • facilitate government funding and services on behalf of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation.

We provide these services with the help of the Regional Business Partner (RBP) network – a network of organisations dedicated to helping New Zealand businesses grow.

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Local business associations

There are 48 local business associations across Auckland that provide a voice for local businesses in their area. Many also offer business support, networking and development opportunities.
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Check that the name of the business, URL and trademark you have in mind are available and find a wide range of resources, including business plan templates and a guide to business structures.
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Callaghan Innovation

If you’re looking to take innovation to the next level through technology, Callaghan Innovation has a range of services to help you get your idea to market.
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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Find information and advice on a range of topics, from building and construction regulations, to consumer protection, immigration, employment, property, trading standards and infrastructure.
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Inland Revenue

Get information about personal tax, business tax, and research and tax statistics from New Zealand’s tax organisation.
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Te Puni Kokiri – Māori businesses

Te Puni Kōkiri works within government and communities, to support Māori collective success at home and globally.
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Work and Income

Work and Income provides employment services and financial assistance throughout New Zealand.
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Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Find the advice, support and connections your business needs to succeed with the Chamber of Commerce’s networks and business support packages.
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The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)

Enterprises of all types and sizes can join the Employers and Manufacturers Association, for opportunities to learn and grow, make valuable business connections and change the world.
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New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA)

NZMEA supports and represents New Zealand’s manufacturing and exporting sectors. They provide specialised business support, training and networking opportunities for businesses in these sectors.
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Auckland Council Business Services

From liquor licensing and building consent to rubbish collection, Auckland Council’s Business Services has a variety of useful information to help the day-to-day running of a business.
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Discover how Abel Software is on track to become a $500m business

Abel software is on track to reach its goal of becoming a $500 million business within 40 years, partly thanks to the networking, training and R&D grants ATEED has facilitated.

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ATEED Business Support Helpdesk

Whether you’re looking to start, grow, innovate or export, you can get free help and advice about the next steps for your business from our team of business and innovation advisors.

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