Setting Up Business Premises in Waimakariri
The Waimakariri District Council has established a brilliant resource kit 'Taking Care of Business' to help you with all the steps you need to take when looking at setting up business premises.
There are a number of things to consider in starting a business:
We suggest that anyone who is considering starting a business writes a business plan. The most important thing about a business plan is that it helps you to map the future. By committing your thoughts to paper you gain an understanding of what you need to accomplish to achieve your goals and increase your chances of success. You also identify any risks that might get in your way and what you will do if things go wrong.
Put simply – writing a business plan doubles your chance of success.
Other Business Start-up Training
The service provided through Business Mentors New Zealand is exemplary. They can link you with a North Canterbury based mentor who will help you to plan your business. They are usually able to link you to a mentor who has run a business in your industry.
The Ministry of Awesome in Christchurch offers training for startups and a free coaching session to get you going in the right direction.
Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu offer mentoring and grants for new startups, growing businesses and those thinking of starting a business through their Puna Pakihi programme. Your business must be at least 50% owned by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau to be eligible.
Te Wānaga O Aotearoa offer free business courses and diplomas online.
ENC has developed a free, online Business Startup Course. Completely free and available to anybody, anywhere, the course includes key information sourced from trusted local experts.
The NZ Digital Boost programme offers a wide range of free courses to help businesses take advantage of technology