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hi there other than the wage subsidy is there any other support out there for small businesses I have 2 businesses Renovations and a labour hire…thank youMoana
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Hi I am starting my new business up Tiaki Crystals where I design and create Crystal Jewellery. I am needing help with making a website and which company that is best suited for my business etc Shopify, Godaddy. Also I am stuck on how shipping will work, which shipping label printer I use, also have no idea how lable printers work. I am cureently working from home, I have started selling products from my social media pages facebook.com and @tiakicrystals on instagram and use a flatrate of $8 for courier and tracked services from nz post office with their $3.50 post bags but am wanting an alternative way as to package from home with my own packaging. I have a bug amount of customers already which gained be a huge following on facebook which has customers coming back for more which is why I want to make a website. Any advice will be helpful.RegardsTrina Raki
We have a business that essentially develops exhibitions for museums and galleries, but we’re basically relying on public funding to cover costs, so we’re not even covering salaries at this point. We’ve been trying to come up with ideas to diversify what we do – art & culture podcasts, ticketed events, merchandise, online sales, etc, but we don’t know how to implement changes, or what will work. How do we take the next step?
Kia ora, Ko Renee tōku ingoa, I am based in Perth, Australia, and I launched my pakihi Māori in August of this year. I have been struggling with marketing and sales. I have paid for facebook ads that have generated alot of interest but that never convert to sales. The basis of my business: Customers send through a photo, and can choose to get canvas or photo prints of their tamariki that also includes the pepeha and birth stats of the pēpi, all in te reo Māori. I do baby bodysuits with printed pepeha on them as well as bedroom posters for tamariki to hang on their wall. pepi-prints.com is my website. I know that my product is extremely niche, but I believe that it can be a success with the right knowledge, would love some assistance.Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa :)
What is the best process for determining the base break even and profitibility of the business… from which one can determine a fair charge out rate to clients?
We started a business almost 3 years ago now, and have seen consistent growth, year on year. Our business is seasonal though, so we are looking at two things:1. Increased awareness, sales and distribution in NZ2. Exporting to Northern Hemisphere countriesRegarding these two points:1. We don’t feel that we have got our online strategy entirely right – is there someone able to help us with this? We need help with achieving point 1… mainly in terms of marketing…2. We really need guidance on how to go about exporting. We have been in touch with NZTE but it is very slow in responding, and we are itching to get moving… Any advice/support here would be fantastic.
How do I convince customers that cheaper NZ made elastic is better than foreign-made elastic which is more expensive?
I have a couple of books for sale on Amazon, how can I generate sales please.
I need a business mentor/advisor for business development and marketing (strategy), to create a strategic brand and plan. Currently I contract my services to Māori organisations (Service Provided: Bi-cultural professional supervision mainly in the social services/social work sector). I have a PGrad Diploma qualification. I want to ‘branch out’ to contract my services to the relationship managers who engage with Māori in community, with hapu, Iwi who are employed by government agencies (i.e. ACC, MSD, MBIE, etc). TIA
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Are there free tools to tap into for marketing to the New Zealand market to promote weddings?
Hi guys. So I have started a business.I have a product/business that I need to launch. I was wandering when is it and how do I need to launch? do I make a big spectacle of it over facebook? or do I just launch my product/website with no lead up/build up? .
In May this year I launched a new podcast called Kiwi Foodcast. Our goal is to share the real stories behind NZ’s food entrepreneurs, writers and those working in the F&B industry and show that there is more to Kiwi food than pies and sausage rolls.We have had about ten episodes release on a weekly basis and I am now looking for ideas and assistance on how I can spread the word about my podcast so we can get more listeners. I have tried the below approaches:1. Ask the guest to promote their episode – Not much success as the guest maybe promotes it once on one medium and that is not really enough. I do usually send them marketing material they can use easily but that hasn’t really helped.2. Social media – I am currently doing about 3 posts on Instagram, 1 on LinkedIn and 2 on Facebook for each episode. The reach for these posts is quite limited as my page only has 100 followers3. Facebook groups – Have tried posting on Facebook groups like Chooice but I guess its not the right medium as people don’t recognise a podcast as a ‘business’ as such. I would really like some more ideas of no-cost marketing/promotions I can do to get the word out there. I want to reach out to the media but not sure how or where to start with this.
Hi – I run a dance studio – Red Studio – and talent agency 3WJ+boy in Auckland. I run both businesses from a values base (Gratitude, Passion, Integrity, Commitment and Kindness) with the mission to provide a safe space for dancers to explore their dance journey, and the Agency began as a way to standardise pay rates, working standards and to support our amazing NZ dance talent – it’s mission is to be the #1 Talent Agency in Australasia that values people for their skills, diversity, gender, ethnicity and celebrating the way they look – not ask them to be anything else. We have the best dancers in NZ and some of those are the best in the World. My Creative Director is Kiel Tutin – choreographs for JLo, BlackPink ….. so many people! My background is in sports management, advertising, entertainment – I used to work for the basketball team Dillon Boucher played for at the start of his career. My first question is about branding and marketing for Red (tho I would love help with the Agency too). There are people who market in the Dance industry with an American approach to our NZ market, they are aggressive and money oriented – which is fine. There are others who brand off their successes – competitively and globally etc. Basically anyone can open a dance studio (there is no governing body) and in the area my studio is in there are 19 dance schools. I have local, regional, national and global representation….. recently being pursued through social media by World of Dance America to put forward a Video Submission for one of their projects. Unfortunately we were in Level 3 lockdown so I couldn’t follow that through.I would however like some advice on social media and marketing presence that aligns with the values of my brand ……in this climate. I believe that how we behave at times like this is really important to whether or not people will trust us in the future but I’m not sure how to present that on social media and align that throughout all platforms – Facebook to the parents, Insta to the kids, Google business, our website….. I think we have the right idea but it doesn’t feel cohesive and to be honest I’m hiring younger people to work with the social media but it isn’t hitting the mark just yet. They need clearer direction from me : ) Sorry for all the words – not sure if it’s helpful or not! By the way – thank you so much for offering this space. I followed the social media all through both lockdowns and found the IGTV’s and interviews so helpful to hear about other industries and people’s dreams. Thanks so much for your time : ) Kiri
My husband Ryan and I have started a furniture/product company. Based in Papamoa. Starting with small things to then fund for the bigger pieces of furniture. Long term goal is we both work full time for Plan D living the dream and funding a wonderful life for our 3-year-old. Currently, Ryan is working full time and I work for myself with another new business Voom Design Interior Architecture and Architectural Design (another story). Finally after 2 years of finding companies that would work with us and have a standard of finish required we have produced two sets of bookshelves, book holders (that don’t run away from each other when they should be holding your books up) and coat hooks. They are about to come back from the powder coater for me to photograph and somehow sell. We also have skateboard seats. We have an Instagram, Facebook (@PlanDdesign_NZ) and a holding page at the moment for a webpage (PlanDdesign.com). Not sure which way to put ourselves out there. Looking at possibly doing the General Collective market in Auckland for Christmas maybe that would get our name out there ideas?