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in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: Deepa
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Started by: Tracey@grandadsbeef.nz
Started by: Tuki
Started by: Brodie
Started by: herasmith
Started by: TheoF
Started by: Trudy Denize
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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
How can I progress with my app development in a way that it becomes usable and returns an income?
I am making a partner program for restaurants in New Zealand, helping then to recover from the pandemic by supporting and offering essential technology get more buisness and reduce overheads. Need some guidance..
I am planning to launch an education services business in the new year. The business plan is fairly well advanced and I am happy with the progress made so far. My question is regarding the website that I am having built. A friend is doing it for “mates rates” and it looks pretty good but I am now thinking that I want to get some comparisons in terms of quality control and pricing. I know how to find a builder or painter but how do I find a website developer? Also, the current website design has all the standard features – home page, faqs, contact etc. However, it was suggested to me that it should also have a facility for customers to pay via the website. This will be an added expense but would it be advisable to get this added before going live? ie. would it be good value for money? It is worth noting that my original plan was more of a “side-hustle” with minimal financial outlay required. I am now of the opinion that it is worth thinking a bit bigger and that getting a more complex website will add value even though the upfront cost would be bigger. Finally, what about an app for phones that connect to the website. That was also suggested. Do you think that is something that could wait until the business is showing signs of success (to minimise my initial financial outlay).
Hi, I would like to know how I can turn all the people who love the concept of Grandad’s Beef, (supporting it on social media etc) into actual consumers who will sign onto a subscription meat box. I have attached the link to the pledge me campaign I am currently running. I chose this platform as it was easy for consumers to share via their social media accounts. The idea is to hook people in with a tasting box, then move them over to a subscription model. pledgeme.co.nz I have tried a number of other business models – Farmers market, supplying restaurants, and supplying select Foodstuff stores. For a number of reasons these models didn’t work, but the main challenge has always been not selling the entire animal with everyone wanting the prime cuts only. The boxes enable me to use the entire animal. 200 boxes make it viable, 400 I’m making a living, 1000 I’m making an impact! Thanks for your help. Keep smiling, Tracey :)
Kia ora,I am your typical young, curious, country Maori man that grew up in your typical country Maori lifestyle. I love it and the lifestyle and people will always be with me and be there for me. I have also always been curious. Always wanting to learn and grow. This took me away from the country, completing a photography course. I then headed to Sydney (for the greener pastures?) which took me into construction. 13 years down the track I finally came to conclusions that this wasn’t me and had to make changes. I then joined a course and have just recently finished a cert IV in web technologies online whilst working.Now finishing the course, and Open Colleges not willing to help in the next steps, I’m now looking for advice in where to go from here. How do I get the first gig? Kia ora,Scott Hutcheson
Kia Ora, I recently launched a website designed to tell students if their highschool crush likes them back. The website is called zulicrush.com, and has had a really encouraging level of success at Western Springs College (where it launched) with over 1/4 of the school signing up (either from seeing our marketing or from being invited by another user). Part of our success was that we could market freely at WSC, as it’s our own school. However with no investors or sponsors as of yet we really don’t have the capital to spread it to other schools (a more pricey venture, though one which we can do relatively cheaply with giveaways and targeted ads). My understanding of our predicament is this: we need to either get media coverage, or an injection of capital to effectively get our brand and idea out there. However, in order to get investors or sponsors we need to either a) show that we’re turning a profit (however we’re not monetising our product yet), b) know the right people (which we don’t), or c) show that we have a steadily growing user base (which we need marketing for). I imagine we’ll have similar issues trying to get media coverage (+ covid doesn’t help). What are our next steps? Should we be reaching out to investors/sponsors/media despite our relatively small user-base? Is there someone you could put us in touch with who would like their brand to be featured in the niche market of teenagers in relationships? What are other ways we could get 1000 bucks under our belt to spread the word? What are the best media channels/investors to reach out to? Thanks so much in advance,Brodie
APP Developers with te ao Māori understanding
EveningI am having trouble with getting back links for my website and only 4 of my keywords are ranking. Any help would be much appreciated Thanks so much
Want to start a software analysis business. Where do I start with a website, web address, insurances, indemnity, marketing…ect
Ripples Retreat is a single country escape accommodation cabin located in South Waitomo. We opened in July and have had a good bookings to date. Where I am best to advertise? We are a small business with a limited budget and have a website stayatripples.co.nz. We are also registered with Airbnb and Off The Beaten Track. Our guests are mainly Auckland couples who have all been amazing! Our goal is to have all our bookings come through our website. We have had good success so far with Facebook and Chooice, and I am quickly trying to get my head around social media. Kind Regards Trudy
With the increasing popularity of advertising online, is there a way I can better promote myself and my business besides Instagram and Facebook?
We had carried out a small amount of advertising via google and facebook over the last couple of years. Some of this was done via an agency but the bulk of our spend went on the agency and not on the advertising itself so it didn’t make economic sense to keep it up. Also, to be responsive, we really had to take on the advertising ourselves.We had just started rolling out a product before lockdown so when we could no longer get out to see potential customers social media became really important and we threw some time and $ at it and began to get some good results.We now need to ensure we are targeting the right people and directing them to the right products and, while we understand the basics of google/fb, we are struggling to move to the next stage.We have been badly stung by agencies in the past but really need some help – where can we get good quality training that goes beyond the basics?
Hi there, I have a small start up in the coffee industry that is doing home delivery of coffee beans from the top roasters around New Zealand. We offer a tour of New Zealand’s coffee with a different coffee bean delivered each week. (Www.beanmerchant.co.nz) I have been looking at our target audience, and trying to target them through Facebook ads. We have had mild success with clicks through to our website, and more with likes to our Facebook page, but none of these are resulting in sales. We are wondering how we can streamline our website to make things clearer and easier for people, and also access the clientele that have the expendable income to pay for freshly roasted coffee. We are looking at expanding into machines in the near future and working with more and more roasters, but need the customer base subscribed going forward to be able to work with them. Any support would be appreciated.
Hey Experts – I just opened new retail business selling homewares in Auckland – I have some unique lines that are pretty cool, and I would love some advice around the options for establishing an online platform for selling to people who don’t want to come into my Store – I am doing the Facebook and Insta pages and photos – but I am think with some of our unique lines – should I Shopify or Swiftly or Facebook Shops or Instagram Shops – my focus is the retail footprint, but this covid-19 thing has made me realise I need to be way more digital and online as well. I would love some guidance. In my shop I have all of the digital fruit like Vend etc. Thank you!
Hi there, I launched my online business nearly 2 years ago. Sales have been growing since January and I have finally been able to start paying myself a small amount each week. My brand is called Sandy Days NZ, I feel that as I’m growing my aesthetic is becoming more clear but I’m struggling to get the momentum and sales I need to really step up my business. I’ve just signed on a digital marketing agency that are doing my fb and insta ads but sales are only drips and drabs and I’m losing money every day as it’s still early days with the ads and I know they take time to work. I’m wondering if you have any organic ways to grow brand awareness or any online courses you can recommend to really start nailing and scaling the business. I don’t hold all the stock on hand to help lower the overheads but I’m wondering if this is a deterrent to potential customers as they have to wait 2-3 weeks for their products? My website is www.sandydays.co.nzthanks so much,Sarah