Operating at Alert Levels
Find official guidance about workplace activities at different alert levels, as well as key categories, definitions and terms.
The RBP is an ongoing programme that enables Auckland Unlimited to connect Auckland’s small-to-medium sized businesses with various support services. Find out what support is available.
COVID-19 business advice
Advice and support from the government, for all alert levels, including accessing financial support, how to operate safely to keep your workers and others safe, practical resources and more.
Setting up a new e-commerce business? Growing or expanding your existing business with an online presence? Learn how to do it right. Describe where you’re starting from and the team from business.govt.nz will recommend advice, tools, and tips to help.
Digital Boost is a series of free online courses to give your business the digital skills to do business smarter. They’re taught by Kiwi experts who make it all straightforward. Learn how to turn targeted advertising into sales, get a website that wins customers, use apps to do admin for you, and heaps more.
Finance and cashflow management
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Cash flow is critical to every business, showing what's coming in and going out. Forecasting your cash flow helps you understand your business health. Check out NZTE's latest cash flow forecasting tool to discover your business health now.
Business strategy and continuity planning
Auckland Emergency Management
This business continuity planning guide is designed to help small to medium businesses or organisations without a plan in place yet. Planning will give a better chance of recovering quickly. See below Auckland Emergency Management guides and plans.
Spending time to set the right strategy gives you clear goals for success, and connects your people and activities to those goals. This page will help you demystify strategy by breaking down what it is, why it's important, and how and when to focus on it.
With 1 in 4 Kiwis living with a disability or access need, businesses have an opportunity to tap into more customers by making simple accessibility improvements to their spaces, products and services. Get started with this free self-assessment tool.
Sustainability and climate action
Take climate action, develop resilience and support your people to reduce their emissions with FutureFit in business. This comprehensive package includes an internal engagement programme and resources to support your people to live more carbon-friendly lifestyles.
To make a real difference in the fight against climate change, we need to act on our carbon emissions at every level. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local or global business – Carbon Click is here to make climate action easy for you, your staff and your customers.
HR and people management
Doing diversity and inclusion well can be challenging, but the rewards are great. To achieve outcomes, workplaces need to foster inclusive environments through inclusive management. That often means managers need to expand their capabilities and acquire new skills: see how to get started by checking out these resources.
1-1 Business support
Māori and Pacific business support
Pacific Business Trust
The Pacific Trust are helping Pacific organisations every day during COVID-19 with practical business assistance. Their service is free and their knowledgeable business advisors are helping in practical ways with personalised support. Get in touch for guidance.
Health and wellbeing
So maybe you’ve got a business plan. A nutrition plan. A financial plan. A fitness plan. But what about a mental wellbeing plan? Mentemia is packed with evidence-based ideas and tools to help you learn how to be well, and stay well. It helps you deal with the most common stressors we experience in the modern connected world today - poor sleep, anxiety and stress. With Mentemia, you’ll discover what things can help you feel more energised, more productive, and better equipped for whatever the world throws at you today.
The team at Xero has developed The Check In which gives small business leaders simple actions to introduce wellbeing into the workplace. All workplaces play a role in building people’s resilience and wellbeing, so they can better cope with setbacks, take advantage of opportunities and be productive members of families, communities and workplaces. It can be hard to know where to start, so Xero has created this tool for SMEs, to help them support their teams to thrive.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation says building five actions into your day-to-day lives has been proven to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations. You can introduce any of these actions into your life, any time, and you will begin to feel the benefits. Whakatōkia ngā rautaki māmā nei ki tō ao kia rongo ai koe i ngā painga.
Good4Work is an online workplace wellbeing tool designed for small to medium-sized workplaces and those getting started with workplace wellbeing. Good4Work takes you through a step-by-step process to help you identify and complete actions to change your workplace environment and culture. It focuses on four areas – the way we work, the place we work, the way we connect and the way we lead.
You’re not alone if stress from your business is impacting on your sleep, relationships, your mental wellbeing and other aspects of your life – in ‘normal’ times, let alone times like these. To help out, MYOB wants to make mental health everyone’s business and has partnered with Smiling Mind to deliver a Small Business Programme to support the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of small business owners.
Hibernating or closing a business