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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’ve ran coffee stations in cafes for a few years before having my first child, we understand the constant demand for delicious coffee, so me and my partner have decided to start our own coffee trailer business. This week we have bought a trailer platform and my partner is going to custom build the cabin structure (we are at the very start, still collecting materials).. First I wanted to ask because we bought this trailer through a Facebook sale can we still claim it as a business expense with no receipt? And if you could give any advice or know any great resources for information for start up mobile coffee vans, any suggestions or help with start up business costs etc would be greatly appreciated :)
My wife and I are launching a niche, bottled coffee beverage with both ready-to-drink and concentrate options. We are producing in-house at a relatively small scale to begin with. Besides attending farmers markets and events, how should we approach the retail market?
Our business plans to sell drinking chocolate powder online, to our networks and potentially overseas. We have a supplier of our product where we buy in bulk 3kg bags although we are torn between repacking the bags into smaller bag or by simply relabelling the 3kg bags with our own labels and company name on it. The first option would require us to go through MPI Regulations like setting up Food Control plan etc. and we don’t want to go into that because we are just starting and we have minimal cost and it is only homebased on our small rental property. I hope you can help us on this. What would be the best option to get us started ASAP? Once we have decided on our product we plan to invite friends to resell it so they can have a profit too. Our business aims to share and create more business to others hence we need help on the pricing too.
Kia oraI am the director of a food subscription company (www.tasteit.co.nz) Our primary target group is to help people diagnosed with cancer (with specific meal plans relating to their cancer type/ phenotype) or chronic disease and those who are motivated to eat healthy organic meals. We receive emails from people, particularly cancer patients from around the world asking if our service is in their country.My first questions are how can I license my business to offer our IP to organic growers, suppliers, nutrition suppliers, etc in other countries, to supply Taste it meal plans. A vision I have is to build a recipe meal plan management application for cancer patients across the world to access and use. Question; can you put me in contact with people/organisations that build applications? Also information on potential funding available? Unfortunately, cancer is increasing, 18.5 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2018, it is the number cause of death in many countries. Cancer metabolic therapy is gaining huge momentum due to scientific research and anecdotal evidence of the survival rate for cancer patients undergoing this non-toxic therapy. Healthy eating plays a critical component in the current standard of care-chemo, radiotherapy, and metabolic therapy cancer survival rates. Thank youYours in healthWayne Borell
I want help with Social Media, can anyone recommend a company that does this? based in Christchurch
I need advice on setting up coffee roasting business?
We have a small cafe as part of our larger retail stores. We struggle to keep our food costs and wage levels right. We have really good sales. I was wondering if there is a simple APP or software that would help manage or work out pricing for each dish or cabinet item we sell. I don’t want anything too complicated. Also with the 2 wage increases we need to reprice everything. Also is there a sum such as if your food costs on a dish are 1/3 you multiply that figure by three for your sell price? Or is it more complicated than that. Thanks in advance for your help 😊
Hello Team,we are a new start up selling ready to eat meals through our website gourmetbrothers.co.nzwe have had virtually no orders at all while we read in media that this trend is on the up and such businesses are likely to do well in coming times. We have offered a mix of lifestyle meals like keto, vegan, gluten and dairy free, however still no luck. We invested all savings to come here and are running out of ideas. We would really appreciate if you guys can look at our website and suggest us what could we do to get going.Thanks heaps.RegardsRonnie
Hi all – I am a startup business manufacturing healthy dry baking mixes. I’m wanting to get my products allergen tested for gluten, dairy and nuts (the ingredients are gluten free, dairy free, and nut free, and the suppliers and myself have strict food control processes in place, however my suppliers note that allergen free claims should not be made unless tests are done). What is the easiest and best way to get these tests done? I’m aware of several labs in NZ that can do it however the costs seem to be quite high. I’m wondering if there are any alternatives – e.g. buying a test kit where I can test the products myself on a regular basis.Any and all advice appreciated!!Thank you :)Shayna
Hi, Thanks so much for this much needed help.We are in the food business and have a wonderful new product that we want to launch. We do not have much experience in marketing and would love to have some advice in the most cost effective and effective way to get our product out there.Thanks a million.Carey
Can anyone advise me of an app/ programme to use for online ordering and payment?I have a cafe and would like to be able to sell takeaway coffee and baking.
How much time and money do I spend on implementing new business ideas to make money when my once busy catering business needs large events in order to survive?I predict this will take some time to restore as most larger events are planned in advance etc. some things I’m considering is opening the front of my premise to sell food but I’d potentially need to buy a coffee machine and/or get an alcohol licence for evening meals. We’re currently experiencing difficulty with smaller delivered jobs not even covering costs. How do I plan for a future that is so uncertain? I’m nervous to invest money in a sinking ship, how does one know when to walk away?thanks
Hi team, I’m looking for some help with marketing, our business is very local based and we have always enjoyed a good turnover, however now that we have opened up in level 3 to online orders for delivery and takeaways we have managed to only get 10% of our sales for this first week. I wonder if it is our online presence or the way we are attempting to get our message out there, or simply our old customers are not web-based, so how do we still communicate with them? I am also wondering it is something as simple as we are passing on the credit card fees charged for processing credit cards, have your team found any information to support lack of sales due to credit card charges, or have you come across any payment solutions to offer direct bank transfers free of charge. Other than invoicing and waiting on payment as this does not work over weekend transfers.
Greetings, we operate an ice cream truck in the sunny Hawkes Bay. Aiming to open in Alert level 2, we have a major concern over contact tracing. As our customers are predominantly children, how do we ensure they are providing us contact details safely? If we take orders online or by phone contract tracing is not an issue, however the bulk of the payments we receive from children is by cash. We have already worked out how to use cash safely, that is the easy part.We plan to leave hand sanitiser on a table for customers to use prior to collecting their order and a visitor book for contact details. How do we ensure customers are sanitising their hands without hovering over them? How do we ensure customers are completing the visitor book with their correct details without physically checking each time? If we use a visitor book, how do we protect children’s privacy? If there is an adult with a child, are just the parents details all we require? We are concerned about the potential dangers of: Customers handling pens and the visitor book with out sanitising.Not collecting the correct details of each customer.The privacy of each customer (particularly children where there may be a custody issue or restraining order in place), The extra time spent on each customer and whether we need to increase our prices to cover this?Any advise would be fantastic thank you.