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RBP support for business recovery and growth

The start of 2021 has seen an increasing number of businesses focused on business planning and improvement to build resilience and drive sustainable growth.

Trust Tairawhiti and Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) business growth advisers Wendy Gatley and Ryan Christison support small-to-medium business owners with business recovery and growth.

“The RBP team at Trust Tairawhiti have been actively working to connect businesses to the right resources, people, training, and funding to help move businesses forward, as well as developing a calendar of events where businesses can access new knowledge and build their capability,” Mr Christison said.

“When it comes to the right resources, there are a few ‘must haves' every business in te Tairawhiti should include in their tool kit that Business Growth Advisers recommend.

“Digital Boost is a new online initiative to help businesses learn how to use digital tools and to create new and highly effective ways to digitise to reach more customers, grow their business, increase productivity, and find more time to do the things they enjoy. There is a free set of resources ranging from marketing to accounting, building a website, social media and more. See: https://digitalboost.co.nz/

“myNZTE is a free online portal for New Zealand exporters. Created by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, myNZTE offers a curated selection of up-to-date and in-depth content, including practical investment and export information, market guides, stories to inspire and inform, emerging trends and the latest research spanning a range of topics, markets and sectors. Businesses will also find short courses to help master the skills involved in raising capital and exporting, plus they can explore a range of events and topics to attend. See https://my.nzte.govt.nz/

“The business.govt.nz website is the ‘go to' for tools and advice from government and industry that has been designed to help businesses save time and succeed. Businesses can find packaged content and advice from across government, with tools and resources designed with small business in mind.

“The website draws on small businesses across New Zealand, government agencies, and private sector businesses and organisations, to understand small business challenges and how to address them in the most effective way. See: https://www.business.govt.nz/

“The use of these resources is encouraged and together form a comprehensive and free way to build knowledge and continue a journey of constant business improvement.

“Businesses should also keep an eye on the trusttairawhiti.nz/events page for more information and event details as they are confirmed, or contact their local business growth advisers,” Mr Christison said.