This was a live chat recorded for members the hugely popular New Zealand Small Business Owners Networking & Ideas Forum. Over about 25 minutes, Nick and I discuss the importance of networking, focusing on creating meaningful connections, and being of service for contacts you meet.
If you are not already a member of Nick’s hugely popular Facebook Group, I recommend clicking through and joining. It’s one of the best grass-roots resources for NZ Businesses with many contributors and a very active discussion.
Our government have extended their support for businesses affected by COVID-19. Aimed at helping . . .
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:
Business Networking – Whether you want to expand your network, seek mentoring or peer input for your ideas, or develop your people meeting & communication skills, we provide a great platform for you to help you improve and connect with other purpose-led entrepreneurs.
Come along to our next event and find out more.
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