Donald Shepherd's top tips
The Co-founder of Citizen has a few words of wisdom for other Auckland business owners: work together. “Collaboration is important; conversation is essential. We can’t do it alone.”
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.
Digital assessment tool
ATEED 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.
While sales focuses on the method of persuading the target market to buy a product or service, marketing looks at the big picture to make sure the entire project – from design to delivery – is optimised to help sales. See a variety of useful tools from business.govt.nz.
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.
This page includes tools and resources to help New Zealand businesses prepare for and mitigate any business effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. From managing cashflow to practical solvency guidance keep checking this page regularly for more useful tools and resources.
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.
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