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in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
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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 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?
Hi there, I’m about four weeks from launching a business which will assess, place and train young people into the workplace (like a business apprenticeship). I need to find a good brand/logo/web design company/consultant – we need to look good but don’t need lots of functionality at this stage. We have the ‘stories and messaging’ – more look/feel/design needed. As we’re pre-revenue there’s no government funding available (I’ve tried two avenues) however need to get this going ASAP – if anyone knows of a good ‘junior’ who might be looking for a side project? Many thanks, Scotty
I am a psychosynthesis counsellor in private practice in Tauranga. I am currently taking new individual adult clients. I have a LinkedIn profile and a profile on both of my professional associations’ websites (PANZA and NZAC). My practice began while I was in training in 2016 and continued through graduation at the end of 2018 to today. I am currently a provisional member of NZAC.I am sure that there is a need out there for wellbeing support at this time and yet I have not had any new enquiries since the beginning of lockdown. I am aware that a lot of people will be cash-strapped so am open to fee negotiation. Without starting up a separate Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account, is there a way that I can market my services to those platforms? Do you have other suggestions for simple, cost-effective (read ‘cheap’ as I do not make a lot of money?!) marketing?
We run development programmes for youth that we have put on hold when in lockdown earlier this year. Participants can apply and could come from different parts of the country, including Auckland. The numbers are about 20 or less. Wanting to know under Covid-19 Level 2 and 2.5 can we run these programmes or would this be unsafe or disallowed? What health and safety risks/liabilities might be involved? For staff? For participants? If OK to do then what precautions, what practices should be put in place? What communications on risk etc?
I’m bringing out a new line based around sacred rituals. Should I create a specific umbrella for this line and place it under my current business?My current business is Kawakawa Spa Rongoa Clinic being both product and service. There is also another line under it I’ve created called Whakaora.
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.
Good Morning,I currently have an online business (earlychildhood resources), and thinking of re branding with new resources and a new name. Any tips in what makes a good name? e.g. is one word (in the name better)Thanks
How can we market and advertise digitally to drive sales and grow our Jewellery retail business in Onehunga, Auckland.We are a botique jewellery store well established over 65 yearsWe have a basic website and facebook presencePlease let me know how you can help us to embrace social media marketing thanksHari Gangisetty021629993onehungajewellers@gmail.com
I am very experienced/ mature interior designer specialising in museum exhibition design but have been filling recent abundant spare time making high-end home decor products / 3d artworks. I am stuck about the branding and marketing and would like to collaborate with a professional to help market and develop the brand – ideally local to Auckland / NorthShore..how can I find and negotiate an appropriate relationship?
Hello,My name is Linda and I design and create handmade clothing for Women and Children.I have a website which I am just about finished upgrading. I have been selling my clothing at The Nelson Market for the last 6 years.On line selling and marketing is all very new for me even though I have had a website for a few years.My question is how can I up my online sales and get more followers?I have a Instagram and Facebook presence. My website is ellabella.nzI look forward to hearing back from you.RegardsLinda Rainbow
Kia ora Manaaki team,I am Karla Sanders and since 2013 I have been part of the youth-led bullying prevention charity Sticks ‘n Stones and I need your help to try and get a high profile Kiwi to support an awesome fundraising opportunity we have secured. Here in NZ, bullying is something that impacts far too many of us. It makes us feel worthless, helpless and like we don’t matter. Being ‘different’ makes so many of us a target for others trying to feel powerful or in control. The effects are massive and many adults still feel these years later. It stops us from being fully who we are )or could be), it also stops too many of us from taking opportunities and exploring our goals, hopes and aspirations.Our work is around empowering young people aged 8-18 with ongoing, high-quality support and training to develop their skills and confidence to recognise and prevent bullying behaviours. We work with almost 800 young people every year.This year we have been offered an incredible opportunity to be part of a national fundraising auction in November to help us raise much-needed funds (alongside some other incredible charities).We are looking for a high profile Kiwi ambassador to stand alongside others like Joseph Parker, Nadia Lim and Temuera Morrison and team up with us and be involved in three easy ways:1) A short video message (recorded on your mobile phone) supporting Sticks ‘n Stones for the Give A Damn media campaign 2) A shoutout on your social media platforms with the auction link when the auction goes live 3) A prize for the Give A Damn “15 Minutes with Fame” auction item series to support our cause. The prize would be a 15-minute video call with yourself at a mutually agreeable time over the next 12 months. Is there anyone in the Manaaki community that can help us out?? Together we can make bullying a thing of the past and working alongside our young people is a crucial part of this.Thanks so much for your timeSmilesK
Hi there!I am nearing the point of launching however am now fully on to the marketing side of the business so we have strategies etc in place. We are entering an untapped market which means understanding the market is quite difficult as there is no real statistics or numbers or even competitors to go off of… How do you go about doing a marketing strategy in an industry that is new?
Hey there, My partners and I are in the very early stages of starting a Digital Marketing and Design Company, we are looking at providing our services to small business’s in New Zealand. There are 4 of us, with 2 of us being graduates in Marketing and Communications, 1 of us Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience and Myself a Diploma in Business Management and entrepreneur. We are needing help to create some momentum in the early stages of this start up and could do with some mentor ship. Would be happy with any help we can receive.Regards Stewart MacGregor