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in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
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Started by: Mike Van Wagoner
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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, I am starting a new online business (was in the pipeline pre Covid) I am wanting to set up a Shopify store, was hoping to do it myself but think it outside my current skill set, I was wondering if any one knew of a web designer that would be willing to work along side me, pay them to do the initial set up but also teach me how to make changes so going forward I would be able to add/change the website where needed myself. I am wanting something great but also price conscience. Many thanks
Shopify or WordPress/WooCommerce for e-commerce. We purchased the development of a new website and online shop on WordPress/WooCommerce, launched end March 2020 (previously on Wix). We weren’t advised to use Shopify at the time. We are ratcheting up our e-commerce – refining our web design and email marketing etc etc. It has been suggested to us that a really smart e-commerce system is easier done with Shopify (designed for e-commerce and easier to use) rather thanWordPress/WooCommerce (great if you want special design but not easy to use). Further, that we should change now before we undertake the refinement of our e-commerce. If we were starting with no website, it is probably a no-brainer – go with Shopify. But we have our website in place, and we’ve been working with it for nearly 3months. I understand that we must look forward for what ‘s best, and not focus on sunk costs – but what is best? The question for us is: Is Shopify better than WordPress/WooCommerce for us and if so why? Should we change now before refinement despite what it will cost to change ($3k or so) and the disruption to do this. Especially when we are in a critical point of recovery from C-19 impacts. Or is this something that could be actioned at another point? The context for the decision is: None of us are experts in any of these apps/platforms, but we’ve been learning. The labour pool that we draw from doesn’t have these skills either so we use self-learning and training to make do in this area. The developer who set up our WordPress/WooCommerce site/shop advises when required at a cost, but is not ‘on-tap’ support. We only have a small range of products we produce in our online shop but want to expand our offering in a range of ways – so we have much more of a store worth visiting!! Turnover is only about $5k currently.
Hi All!We have a small commercial storage business and are currently very paper based.Looking to use tech (i.e. inventory management and barcoding for tracking movements) to improve our service for our customers.Unsure where to start or which service providers can help.Any advice welcome! :)
I have a great variation on the rate of commission which real estate companies charge for the sale of a residential property, namely a fixed fee charge on the unconditional sale of a sellers property.My website was designed over 6 years ago. It is “bulky” and one has to search hard for my real message. It has also been hacked so that all the enquiry I get is spam.I need to re-design my website as well as to get involved in business internet activities to get my product out thereappreciate any assistanceMike
Woah, there are SO many different platforms to make a website on. How do I know which one is best for me?
HiWith the help of 4 Volunteers, I am looking to set up a new website which acts like a virtual warehouse where registered charities can find and post required pre-loved quality goods for the vulnerable people they service and the NZ public can post the goods they have to donate. The best way to understand how it works is to look at givit.org.au, which was set up 10 or so years ago and has been really successful across Australia. I have a zoom meeting with the founder this week to learn from her success at set up and over the last few years. Mine is called KiwiKindness and is purely not-for-profit. It is essentially a collaborative tool to support charities reach a wider audience and be more targeted about the goods they receive and to assist NZers easily find the charities/community groups to donate their quality pre-loved (or new) goods to.My question is around funding and where to start. I am obtaining a quote for design and development and ongoing maintenance of the website. Initial conversations indicate circa $8K. Resourcing will be myself and Volunteers, non paid (as long as it remains manageable!). We will need funding/sponsorship for the website development and ongoing maintenance. We may also need sponsorship for assisting to transport larger items from the donor to the charity from time to time. Otherwise it is up to the charity and the donor to work out whether the item/s are dropped off, picked up or posted.I am trying to avoid becoming a charitable trust in the initial stages to keep it simple. The business model/structure may change as demand grows. I have a draft business plan if you are interested.Any help/advice is much appreciated. Many thanks Meg
Heya!Have stumbled across your website through someone who has recommended you!I run a small hairdressing business in Wellington and have been meaning to setup a website for a while. Have made 1 website before so know a little about it but haven’t yet got round to making a site for my hair bizzo.Would love to know more about this works please!
I need help setting up my shopify account.
Is there a team member I can sit with and explain what’s needed? I never realised just how difficult it was to put our scenario into words or graph form which probably explains why we have the problem we do.
I urgently need to get a functional website up that is beautiful and creative. i do not feel I have the budget for what i need. I have a product that has had good responses.
I am looking to take short video for use on my charitable organisation’s social media feeds. I will put in a funding request for a suitable video camera and am seeking advice about the best one to buy. Also the best video editing software for a lay person to use. Thanks so much for any and all advice.
We’ve created an online store using your link sent to us earlier. Have uploaded few products to test the market. Able to virw initially but when all uploaded system doesn’t enable us to view. Keen to know more.
I have started a new business in the travel industry using technology to access discount traveling and I am looking for some help to establish a website and other areas. Can you help me
I’m hoping to get support creating a new online social network, a new online teaching platform and supporting young people into the digital industry. Wondering if there were any specialist in the group that could help. Nga mihi
Hi what is the best way to put up a new website please. There are a lot offers out there and how do I sort out the best option for me.