Advice & Support funded for NZ Businesses

NZ Government deployed a substantial amount of funding to support businesses during Covid-19. One of the ways they did this was through the Regional Business Partner network providing a connection to business advisors, tailored workshops and access to mentoring in their area of business need and funding support with 100% funded vouchers throughout Level 3 and 4.

A hugely commendable effort by all that were involved at NZTE and the Chamber of Commerce including our Otago team Tara Druce, Cara Bradley and Gemma Allan. There was huge uptake of this service nationwide in specialist areas from HR and Legal to Marketing.

Firebrand was already registered with the Regional Busines Partner prior to Covid-19. We officially kicked our involvement delivering services during and post lockdown and provided advice and support to businesses in hospitality, the agriculture service sector and product development industry from Dunedin and Oamaru on Strategy, eCommerce and Mastering their Digital Marketing and Social Media. Firebrand has always been about empowering people and business and been known for our capability around Marketing and Digital Transformation.

The addition of services means Lynda and Bex are available as your Design Coaches and we, along with our subject matter experts at Firebrand will support and guide you through the things you need to know.

We have one-on-one sessions and workshop available in Marketing and Digital Transformation including:

  • Before you build that website or app, the things you should know

  • Custom development - guiding you through and avoiding the pitfalls

  • Content creation

  • Digital product - idea exploration and development

  • Create and take your business and products into the digital space

  • Idea development, innovation frameworks and methodologies

  • Improving your eCommerce

  • Mastering your digital marketing and social media

  • Brand positioning, marketing strategy and storytelling

  • Strategy

Are you wanting to get access to support, connections, advice, knowledge or coaching in specific areas to build capability within your business, like Business Planning, Sustainability, Systems, Capital Raising, Digital Enablement, Export, Finance, Governance, Lean Manufacturing and Business Operations, Managing Resources and Marketing but funding getting in the way? This is how it works.

If you are an SME, registered for GST and are a commercial business then you may be eligible to receive a subsidy of up to 50% for your course fee through the Regional Business Partners (RBP) Capability Voucher Scheme. It’s well worth having a chat with your local NZTE Growth Advisor. Just register your business with Regional Business Partners for free to start the conversation. Your Growth Advisor will advise you with connections to the right assistance and people, on your eligibility for government assistance and help you understand the criteria for business eligibility for capability development funding - 50% funding vouchers.

To register with the Regional Business Partner network (RBP)

go home page and scroll down to the Register your business here link.

If you’re not eligible for funding that ok. Give us a call at Firebrand and we will have a chat about the other ways we might be able to help you out.