Top tips for business
Hear from Auckland business experts as they share their top tips for other businesses. From digital readiness to diversity and looking after your people.
The RBP is an ongoing programme that enables us 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, including how to get your QR code poster, how to operate safely, help finding new employees, and business resources and financial help.
Digital technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and allowing businesses to work better. Auckland Unlimited is offering a FREE digital assessment that covers three key areas to help businesses identify their current needs, and understand the path to digital success.
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.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa
The New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment aims to see every New Zealand tourism business committed to sustainability by 2025. Make sure your tourism business is part of the change.
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 safety