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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
Hi there,I’m an electronic music DJ and producer releasing my debut EP this Friday. I would love to know more about promoting the release and how to go about raising awareness among listeners.If you have any advice that would be great thank you.
I need to know is there any way I can set up a website and try and start writing for a living
Hello and thank you for offering to help so many businesses during these difficult times. I own a small (nearly 1 year old) business making living art. Much of my work has been custom work for individual clients. I also lease some of my artwork to businesses and am about to launch an initiative to lease some of my products out for weddings. I am concerned that I have my whole formula for working out my lease pricing incorrect, due to some feedback I have received. Is there any kind of formula that can be used to work out one off pricing for an event or for leasing items on a weekly, monthly or yearly term.
I just started a small knitwear business during corona and would really like to support NZ businesses but also would like to save money while doing so. Are there any reputable companies that provide supplies in bulk such as tags for clothings, thread, sew on snaps, yarns, etc at a reasonable rate? Have been searching online but haven’t seen very many wholesale options or bulk items.
Kia Ora, I am an Event Organisor of 20yrs that has always retained work through word of mouth. Due to Covid, like everyone else affected, I have lost 100% of my contracts. I have throughout the years thought of building a website, but have never quite understood how it could help someone like me. I know that sounds naive and possibly archaic, so my question is: would setting myself up a website be of benefit, if so, how do I get started, and where do I start?
Hi there ,Prior to the lockdown I was looking at starting up some sort
of arts and craft business. I have had a head injury and it is not likely that
I will be able to return to my previous occupation in the forseeable future, ie
I am currently unemployed and supported financially by my partner,I have been making a variety of things (some could be considered
a bit quirky, not really mainstream); I make cards for birthdays etc, paper
decorations for a party, a wide range of styles for paper flowers, bouquets
that sit in a jar or you can attach to the wall, 3D wall art, doll clothes, dressed
up recycled flower vases, patchwork items etc etc etcJust before the lockdown I was going to go to the local arts
and craft market, which was run twice a month in the library foyer, to investigate
what it would be likely that I could sell in that setting and the possibility of
opening up my own stall there.Unfortunately now that we have COVID19 I don’t think this is
going to be an option for me to try for quite a while. Can you give me some advice about the best way to get
started; setting up an online ? and especially how to test/ work out what
people will buy, how to price things etc I can make such a wide varitey of things, I don’t know where to start. Appreciate any assistance that could be given.
Hi, I am a sole trader making art who would like to have a website with the ability to make some sales, book commissions, take emails etc. I would like direct links to my work from social media so they can be instantly purchased. I do not have large amounts of inventory to keep track of however in the future this may change. Is it better to invest in a website developer or try to stumble through it on my own with a third party provider? is there a cost benefit that outweighs one or the other and how much should I be paying per month to have it hosted as a small business? Thank you from a total novice ;)
Kia ora! I am wanting some tips as i am wanting to launch an online course for people to get a head start in the event styling hire industry however i’m not 100% sure how this business model works or how i should go about this business model. I want to offer as much value as possible!! I have some modules i know i want to teach, am still working on the content, am still working on target market and still need to conduct market validation… what steps should i be taking to make sure this course is effective and valuable to the end user …
How do I grow my market of people buying my paintings. The paintings a good enough it’s the finding people willing to buy them at a reasonable price.
As a photographer, how can I keep sales up if I cant go out?
What do I do if a part time worker refuses to go in to do cleaning and organising, but still wants wages? This is not their primary role just part of it. I want to be organised when we can actualy go back to work.Hairdressing industry.
HelloI am a dancing studio teaching Tap, Jazz and singing. I mostly teach ‘one on one’ ie Me and one student. I can observe the two metre distancing rule and have a plan to undertake regular cleaning, handwashing and a contact tracing system. (I was actually doing this before the lockdown) My studio is in my home, if Plumbers and Electricians can work in your home, then can I? I also have small groups of 5-6 children at a time and can observe the 1 metre distance rule applicable to schools in alert level 3, can these classes run with the above cleaning procedures and contact tracing? I have stopped all larger groups of 12-15 kids for now and assume they can not operate in level 3?The PM has not mentioned dancing studios at all. And I would really appreciate some guidelines.Denise HendersonDUNEDIN
I have my own consulting business which I have been full time with for 5 months offering services in design, project management, research and innovation. Things have been going well until COVID-19.As work has tried up, I am now looking to pivot a bit and get some business ideas I have off the ground. I need help with networking, finding any funding and grants as well as mentoring.
I am giving music lessons online as I cannot travel to the schools. About half of my students cannot take lessons because of the poor internet services in rural New Zealand (Central North Island). Some are doing phone lessons. My business is called MusicRoom – and my website is musicroom.org.nz. It is very basic. I do not have the knowledge nor time to put into creating an online portal for my students and their families. Having a website that works for the students will help with lessons and give me more time to reach more families by other means.My skills are in helping children develop their learning skills through music, and if I am spending all my time on administration because I don’t have the tools to do the job then I am not giving the lessons the best I can. I write bespoke activity sheets for my children to nuture the learning style of the individual and develop their skills until they find the place where they can confidently match their needs with the mainstream educational opportunities. These take time. A more confident online presence that is less labour intensive would go a long way to making music more affordable and accessible to the students from Taihape up to National Park and all the small communities in between.Thank you for listening.Kathy ClarkCan you help?