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BSNZ connects thousands of businesses, owners, entrepreneurs and like-minded supporters of the entrepreneur movement. Almost constantly on the business journey, we are surrounded by both opportunities and challenges, and seek the input of experts to help with great decision-making for business progression. 

This “Ask an Expert” section enables you to tap into local experts for timely and relevant opinions about challenges you are facing. Complete the form below with your details. 

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Our government have extended their support for businesses affected by COVID-19. Aimed at helping . . . owners and key personnel set up business robustness in pandemic conditions, Experts can be engaged to help adjust work practices, evolve products/services and methods of delivery, and transform staff management and activity practices to realign the business to survive COVID-19, retain staff, and derive new revenue streams to improve cashflow. The Engine (a strategic partner of Business Strategy Networking) is one of the organisations approved by ATEED to deliver these expert services through their COVID-19 Business Continuance, Wellness & Recovery Programme. This fully tailored program comprises of 1:1 advice from a The Engine Advisory Team member or members skilled in the areas determined most in need for your businessfrom within The Engine Advisory Team or The Engine’s Supporting Providers. Areas covered by the announcement are: Business Continuity Planning; Financial & Cashflow Management; Employment & HR; Health and Wellbeing. Regional Business Partner Network fully fund the first $2000 of professional engagement (approximately 8 hours depending on the advice area) for businesses that meet a set of clear criteria and apply through the COVID-19 BUSINESS SUPPORT application process. We can guide you through this process and assist with confirmation of eligibility for your company. (NB: After the first $2000 of full funding, ATEED may cofund further engagement under this program. We can discuss this further once required. This program is also open to businesses who do not meet the funding criteria but would like to benefit from the coaching opportunity.) General funding eligibility criteria: That you are an employer; Your business was generally sound prior to the COVID-19 challenge and with the right support should survive to provide jobs and income in the future; You do need the financial support from RBPN for coaching; The COVID-19 crisis is affecting your business. Limited funding is available with a deadline date for funding utilisation of 30 June 2020, so if you meet the criteria above, please complete the form below to take your application forward. For more information on the program, learning outcomes and what to expect, visit our COVID-19 Business Continuance, Wellness & Recovery Programme webpage. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with additional information and next steps. Start your Application Here:

Our “Ask an Expert” area allows people to seek assistance, ideas, inspiration and best-known-methods on the full gambit of questions that arise as we progress on the business journey. No question is too general, no question is too specific.

Use this as an opportunity to ask your question in your area of interest, and BSN members with experience and expertise in that field will add their insight.

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