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

We have been regularly surveying Auckland businesses to find out what support they need to navigate the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. The overwhelming response included resources in the areas listed below.

 

Marketing

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Free websites

Manaaki

Kiwi small business advisory platform Manaaki.io is helping provide businesses with a free website. The initiative is the first step in a broader vision to get every small New Zealand business selling online.

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.

 

Finance and cashflow management

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Cashflow management for small businesses in crisis

Business Mentors New Zealand 

Hear from industry experts Shelley Magic from MYOB and Richard Abel, Chair of the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of NZ as they share practical cashflow management advice for small businesses. 

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.

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 

 

Business Strategy and Continuity Planning 

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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.

Learn more

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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. 

 

Supply Chain and Logistics

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B2B marketplace

NZTE 

Connect with other New Zealand businesses that may need or have extra resources right now. This is for urgent or timely requests or offers that have come about due to disruption in the supply chain.

Air Freight Options

New Zealand Government

COVID-19 has created uncertainty for our exporters, particularly around air freight capacity and scheduling. Find out how the Government is ensuring New Zealand has the supplies it needs and enabling exporters to access air channels to key international markets.

Legal advice

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Legal advice for businesses during COVID-19
Advice for Businesses on COVID-19

Hesketh Henry 

New Zealand law firm Hesketh Henry has a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 and provides a variety of free legal advice and insight for businesses from employment issues to buying and selling property.

 

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.

 

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, tune in every Wednesday 12pm to learn from leading industry experts.

 

Health and safety

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Mental health for employers webinar

EMA 

Employment Relations and Safety Manager, Paul Jarvie, talks businesses through the challenges of managing employee mental health for their staff during crisis and provides some guidance and practical tips for you to ensure everybody is receiving the right amount of support.

Endorsed Industry Guidance

WorkSafe  

Worksafe has outlined health and safety guidelines for multiple industries operating during the COVID-19 pandemic including: construction, forestry, manufacturing, science services, real estate, financial services, transport, screen and retail. See their website for more information on how to operate safely.

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Free Tracing Option

Auckland Business Chamber 

The Auckland Business Chamber is providing a simple system based on you displaying a QR code poster for your customers to scan for contact tracing as they enter your business.

 

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.

Robett Hollis webinar series

Prominent entrepreneur, Robett Hollis, interviews business leaders and high-profile New Zealanders asking them the hard questions and getting their expert advice for New Zealand businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.