Started by: moanasmith
in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: Ambrose Solomon
Started by: Rrrwhiteside
Started by: Jchinmagic
Started by: Nezy60
Started by: Curtis
Started by: Ngāwai Matthews
Started by: Raina
Started by: Chriso
Started by: sweeties corn
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
Kia Ora, Team Manaaki is absolutely a phenomenal effort to support the business community. I am a new Kiwi, and have started exploring and understanding how the New Zealand business community works. Interestingly, I have learned its all about networking, and that’s why I am here. After reading many advice, suggestions, and guidance posted in Manaaki, I encouraged myself to ask for help here.I am a motion capture specialist holding a couple of accolades to my credits. For people wondering what is “Motion Capture” is the process of recording objects, animals, and human beings. (Good example: Lord of the Rings – Gollum character performed by Andy Serkis).Lately, I found a commercial motion capture studio in the Auckland region is missing. An academic unit at AUT is servicing some commercial projects as well, but unfortunately, it can’t serve large-scale productions. I have some exciting proposals coming from Hollywood and Bollywood, and I would like to connect with HNI’s who would be interested in investing in a motion capture studio. Investing in a motion capture studio is not a startup investment; it reasonably requires a considerable investment of USD 10m and above. Apart from creating IPs, the studio will serve industries like film, animation, games development, biomechanics, sports analysis, military, virtual reality, simulation, and artificial intelligence. I would like to get your perspective to add value to my proposal, and I am happy to get connected and discuss this further with like-minded investors. Thanks, and regards Ambrose Solomon 022 415 7615
How can I raise funds for supplies for my business?I’m an artist who needs different sized bulk lots of frames for my art which I think I should have before my art is bought to save waiting for payment clearance times which are five days from sales transaction. I’d like to be able to send out my products within three days and also have physical stock at hand for sales from home and at my market stall when it opens.Please help!
I am a Cultural Report writer for the Court and people who have pleaded guilty. 1. How do I become more savvy with taxes?2. How do I procure funding e.g. Judge Beecroft has a philanthropic fund I would like to apply to for my work.3. When do I need an accountant?4. Can I and is it easy to do my taxes and GST myself? 5. If I’m just under the threshold of $60K should I still put money away for GST?6. How do I apply for funding for my business, so I can do reports without legal aid funding or lawyers?
Hi, with Covid and all events being cancelled I find myself being stuck. I also need accounting advice. I’m not sure what type of short you offer but I’m interested in knowing more. Thank you val
Hi, I am a Property Improvement Limited Company. I am doing the physical work and jobs and currently using an app for invoicing. I am in my first year of business but the business obligations are starting to dawn on me as I realise that it’s quite a complicated procedure I’m hoping just at first to setup and sync all the areas of the company, bank, invoices, receipts and general book keeping and software and apps.
Hi,I’ve recently registered a food catering company and seem to be getting a lot of big jobs. But I haven’t created a business bank account yet. If payments are going into my personal account can I still use it as evidence (to say a bank in order to attain a loan or take advantage of incentives to owning a business) my business is succeeding?
Kia Ora team,My name is Curtis and I’m based out of Upper Hutt.I started my own business this year and left the Royal New Zealand Navy after serving 13 years in . I’m in the business of mental performance coaching and mainly focus on driven athletes. It’s a calculated risk that I’ve taken and i believe that my greater vision has the power to change so many lives. I received a payout and sold everything i didn’t need to start up my business, even sold my Ranger which i worked so hard to create. It was my dream truck that i wanted since i was 17. Again it was for the greater vision. All of that money went towards a few things to start up but mainly covering my mortgage till January plus other bills to look after my wife and kids.My question is, am I eligible for some sort of start up funding? I’ve looked online for some small business funding but i don’t fit the criteria because my business is quite new and hasn’t turned over enough so far. I’ve had people tell me that i am able to get funding but i’m unsure if i’m looking in the correct area. Could i please get some guidance in where to look and who to ask. I’ve just invested in upgrading my website and have written a book during lock down which is at the publishers. If you’re interested in checking out my website it is fivezerocoachng.com. It is really simple and basic for now, my intentions are to make it more detailed in what we offer and have testimonials, videos and a blog. I gain most of my clients through Instagram @fivezerocoachingAny advise is greatly appreciated not only in funding but in business as well. Warm regards,Curtis
Kia ora. My cousin and I will launching an inspirational streetwear line in October – aim is for Labour Weekend. This week I learnt that to become a merchant all directors and stakeholders who own 25% or more are subject to a credit check. Now my personal finances are the best they’ve ever been in my life however, due to past financial literacy, I have defaults. My cousin and I are the only directors/stakeholders and own 50% each.What advice can be given? Is there another option that allows me to keep 50% and for our business to become a merchant? And if not, what advice and options are best for me?
Myhusband and I have an Arts Therapy Service. We work with severe acute traumausing indigenous models of healing specialising in Kaupapa Maori artstherapy. We are funded by two Crown agencies to deliver a free service tothe community. It started as a small social service but it has now become afast growing business. I am the Director of the business now and I am workingthere full time. We have leased a room to operate from in Manukau. They arewanting to send more and more referrals to us but we do not have the capacityto meet demand and we don’t really want it to grow beyond our currentcapabilities. Any more and it would be too difficult to manage the demands of beingan Arts Therapist. The problem is we do not have a proper business structure or systems. Wedo the taxes and GST ourselves but we are not accountants. We want to make sureget this right so we would appreciate some advice and help please.
Kia oraI hope to connect with a high networth individual with a philanthropic, world-bettering mindset. We’re asking for $$ (obviously). We’re offering a holiday retreat home / bunker (off grid, permacutlture, flowing river, all the good stuff) on our rural property in Southland.I hold a strong passion for growth, futurism and regeneration. We have number of startups and projects answering big questions. It appears to be the time to go full steam with them and this partnership would be a huge step to ramping up our impact. We’re asking for a lot and making an offer to reciprocate that. I believe our offer goes beyond what money can even buy. This relationship could only work with the perfect person. A cash and ethics rich, but time and land poor someone, who grasps concepts like rural enrichment and the necessary shift towards a sharing ecconomy.I’m quite convinced such a person exists and that this relationship is possible. I just don’t know where to search or who to ask.There’s some advice that would be well received Nga mihiZeb
I am wanting to buy my own truck and continue in the road freight industry instead of making money for others and getting paid pittance for the hours i spend driving, but i am having difficulty wording my business plan. I know what i want to do and what i have to do to get there just not very articulate with my wording. Where would i go to get help with this
Kia ora, I’ve just started doing contract work on resource management and iwi development projects. I’d like advice on setting up a business to do this mahi. Thank you. Nga mihi / Regards, Raina Meha
If a business owner believes one of his financial service providers, accountant or similar has taken on a client that is in there eyes a conflict of interest how should you proceed.
kia ora whanau,Sam here from newly Registered company true north harvest… im seeking advice for some funding and grants . i have started a market garden growing sweet corn n watermelon. i have a buyer for my sweet corn through turner&growers… any help would be greatly appreciatednga mihi
Kia ora and nga mihi to Manaaki for building this platform,[Context] In 2018 I left a top tier position and spent the remaining months caring for a terminally ill family member #F^*%Cancer! While it was career and financially destructive, in hindsight I know it was time well invested. In restarting my career again, the experience of my last season has really shaped me to the point where I won’t consider probable working opportunities where the workplace culture or leadership doesn’t align with their company’s vision or values. After two years, I can say that I have finally been blessed to secure a purposeful part time role (employed) while also seeing paid (contract) work starting to come through. [Question] 1) Do you have someone that could give me some advice around how to best manage my taxes with employed and contracted work. And 2) Advice around knowing when contracted work should be set up as a business with it’s own company name. Many thanks