All resources and tools are free and available to use right now.

We are working with key council, government and private sector partners to help Auckland businesses navigate the changing economic landscape.
Below you'll find online resources and tools to help your business towards recovery.

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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.”

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Regional Business Partner Network
Business support

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.

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Digital Assessment Tool
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.

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Marketing

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Free websites

Zeald

SME website designers Zeald are offering free e-commerce websites for small to medium sized businesses for a limited time. First in, first served.

Free brand health check

Re:Brand

Branding agency Re:Brand have developed a quick and easy questionnaire covering five key areas of business which provides a performance report on a company’s brand’s health. 

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Digital Assessment

ATEED

Digital technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and allowing businesses to work better. 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.

Do business online

Business.govt.nz

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.

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Marketing strategy support

Danger Digital

Do you need help to boost sales? Do you need a marketing plan to bring in new business now? Or maybe some advice.
Find out how to make your marketing work for you, to generate revenue fast.

Boost marketing and sales

Business.govt.nz

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

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Government Financial Support

New Zealand Government

In response to COVID-19 the Government is acting to support the economy. The package includes a wage subsidy scheme, business cash flow and tax measures, and Māori community and business support 

Cash flow forecaster

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. 

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Useful financial tools and resources

NZTE

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.

Funding explorer

Business.govt.nz

Your business might have more funding options available than you realise. Describe your situation and business.govt.nz will help you explore the best options for your small business.

 

Business Strategy and Continuity Planning 

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Tools and resources for business
Tools and Resources for Business

Access the governments central resource for COVID-19 business information, including the latest news, cashflow tools and business debt hibernation.

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Business continuity plan

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.

Step-by-step guide to BCP

New Zealand Government

Guide to developing a business continuity plan (BCP) so that you have plan B when your original plan no longer works. 

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Introduction to business strategy

Business.govt.nz

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.

Accessibility self-assessment tool

Be. Lab

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.
 

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Sustainability Tools

Sustainabile Business Network

Access free practical tools and resources to get started on your sustainability journey. From Strategy, procurement and zero waste, there are plenty of ways to make your business more sustainable.
 

Benefits of networking

Business.govt.nz

No matter what stage you’re at with your business, networking can be hugely beneficial. From prepping and attending to following up, there are plenty of things to consider so you’re ready to get out and meet some new people.
 

 

HR and People Management

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Looking for work?

ATEED

We’re here to help our region’s workers, businesses and economy be as resilient as possible in the face of COVID-19. We’ve collated a list of ‘job-matching’ websites to make it easier to match your skills to current job vacancies.

Restructure and redundancy process

ConsultingHQ

The team at ConsultingHQ have created a video to help businesses follow the correct process with restructures and any subsequent redundancy processes to support both business owners and employees.

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Employment agreements

Business.govt.nz

This tool helps you create tailored employment agreements for your staff. Employment agreements are a legal requirement – and a great foundation for an employment relationship.

Productive workplaces

Employment New Zealand

A productive workplace starts with a positive culture where employers and employees work together to achieve good work and make continual improvements. Check out Employment New Zealand for tips on how to achieve a productive workplace.
 

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How to be a good leader

Business.govt.nz

You don’t have to be a business dynamo to lead well. Today, empathy and trust are among the most important skills you need to successfully lead a business. Find out what good leadership looks like, why it’s important and fine-tune your skills.
 

Diversity in the workplace resources

Diversity Works

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

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Business & Innovation Advisors

ATEED

Our Advisors are working remotely on connecting businesses with the expert advice and support available via the Regional Business Partnership (RBPN) programme. 

Ask a question

Manaaki

Support network of business experts, lifting the mana of small businesses by helping them navigate COVID-19. Seek advice or offer support.

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Support and advocacy

Auckland Chamber

Advice on which Government agencies to contact for assistance and access the Chamber's influential networks.

Register for a mentor

Business Mentors New Zealand

Assistance building business capability, capacity and sustainability.

 

Māori and Pacific Business Support

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Māori Business Helpline

Poutama Trust

This is the COVID-19 support line for Māori businesses, for direct access to specialist advisors who can provide support for business owners and employers during these difficult times. Call 0800 4POUTAMA (0800 476 882) 

Pacific Business Assessment

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.

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Māori Business Collab
Māori Business Collab webinar series

ATEED | RBPN | Whāriki Māori Business Network

Designed to connect Māori businesses with services and support available through our Collab Partners, catch up on all previous webinars  to learn from leading industry experts.

 

Health and safety

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Getting through together

MentalHealth.org

If you’re a manager or workplace leader you can have a direct impact on the welfare and wellbeing of your employees. See mentalhealth.org for resources and guides on how to manage your employees’ wellbeing. 

Managing health and safety in the workplace

WorkSafe  

Keep up to stay with the latest guidance and advice from Worksafe. From current alert level restrictions to operating safely in your industry.

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SafePlus online tool

SafePlus

This online self-assessment tool is a free health and safety performance improvement tool, designed for small and medium-sized businesses. See how your business if performing now.
 

 

Watch and learn

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Kiwi Business Boost webinars

Get business information and support including COVID-19 guidance, suited to your needs.

  • find upcoming webinars
  • watch completed webinars
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Business Mentors webinar series

Business Mentors New Zealand have developed a series of free webinars created to assist businesses through COVID-19 business challenges. Check their resources page for past webinars, and events for upcoming ones.

EMA Web Series

EMA are running one live webinar a week in their COVID-19 road to recovery series. Designed to be informative and interactive, listeners always have the chance to ask expert speakers their burning questions.

Icehouse webinar series

The Icehouse has developed a series of free webinars to help clarify and make sense of some of the most pressing topics affecting businesses and business owners during this unprecedented time.