Whether you are self-employed as a creative professional or the business owner of a tourism operation, there’s plenty of support out there for Ngati Porou small businesses. Here are some good places to start.
Nati Biz Network and Nati Biz Directory
We have an online business community network where like-minded Ngati Porou business owners and professionals can engage and collaborate. Nati Biz Network
We also have an online directory for the Ngati Porou business community to promote their products and services. Nati Biz Directory
Currently the Runanganui is looking into the establishment of a support service for the Ngati Porou SME sector.
Resources and information for small businesses
Business.govt.nz is a portal especially for small to medium businesses, packed with advice and tools to help you establish and manage your business. It’s a good place to go to check out the rules and regulations, and to keep up with the latest changes affecting small businesses. Business.govt.nz
Local advice and access to government grants
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have funding and support available to Ngati Porou businesses interested in exploring opportunities to export overseas. NZTE
The Gisborne Chamber of Commerce has a Regional Business Partner to help small businesses set-up, grow, and tap into government funding. Gisborne Chamber of Commerce
Funding, mentors and networks
Te Puni Kokiri provides a mentoring service to Ngati Porou business owners wanting advice about how to develop their capacity further. Te Puni Kokiri.
The Poutama Trust can also point you in the right direction for a wide range of organisations offering mentoring, funding, networks and international connections. Poutama Trust