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in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: jenna
Started by: Dave_L
Started by: Georgie Fenwicke
Started by: thatsawrap
Started by: Stormie
Started by: Eamar
Started by: TheCookieProject
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 am having issues finding a manufacture for cosmetic brushes. Most I have found are based in China and have been using Alibaba. However, I get bombarded by messages that are not what I am looking for and having communication issues/language barriers. I would appreciate any advice on firstly how to find suppliers and secondly how to negotiate around their MOQ’s.Thanks Jenna
Is it safe to import supplements from China to the NZ market?
This is really a question relating to exporting, but I couldn’t find this field. I’m wanting to create an export plan to enter offshore markets with a new NZ made and designed product that has been validated in NZ. The product is used in the healthcare/disability sector. I’d be grateful for some help to:- Create criteria of good offshore markets to target for our product- Picking markets where we have the best chance of success- Insight into how offshore healthcare/government organisations runAnyone with experience in healthcare/disability/medical industries in the following markets: AU, US, UK, Canada, Germany would be great. Thanks in advance.
Hi, Ive found that post lockdown business started with a boom but has slowed down a tad so I’m not sure how much stock I should order in, in the next few months? Cheers
WE are a light gauge steel framing business based in Taupo. Our main customers are in Auckland who urgently require product from us. Our frames are usually delivered by us using our own hiab truck as the frames are too high to be taken by normal freight companies. Can we deliver to Auckland?
I have an opportunity to supply my body care products to a well known and prestigious NZ retailer. My business is quite small and I do not have carefully worded Terms of Trade, or legal help. I also need help with wholesale costing and the TOT, plus advice on growth to fulfil the supply required by this potential customer.
Hi there, I am looking for a mentor in the garment industry – ideally someone who has experience manufacturing overseas. Someone I can check in with once in a while and chat through the business plan, as well as my progress. My background is Go-To-Market, however, I am lacking some of the knowledge particularly around the manufacturing process / demand forecasting / logistics. Let me know if someone has any advice for me. I am currently doing the NZ Entrepreneur Program. I signed up for a mentor with them as well, however, the mentorship program is currently parked. Any help is greatly appreciated as I am making progress and would like to set up effective processes from the get go. And I need help. Many thanks,Lisa
Hi there, we are starting out as a sustainable New Zealand swimwear label. We are currently prototyping our products, we’re working with a swimwear manufacturer in Bali for this process. This question relates to manufacturing in New Zealand. Ideally we would love to be able to manufacture in New Zealand once we go into production, however, from what we have heard so far New Zealand doesn’t have the right machinery needed for swimwear / stretchwear anymore as most large companies e.g lingerie companies e.g. BONDS (that can also cater for underwire etc.) have moved their manufacturing overseas. I am wondering if someone might be able to give me a nudge in the right direction as I am still keen to get our swimwear made in New Zealand. However, would like to work with the right manufacturer who has experience in either the swimwear or lingerie field. Let me know if you know more than I do! Many many thanks, Lisa P.s. would love to know if there are any good associations to link up with as well, who are open to work with designers who are new to the industry.
Kia ora! We’re seeking some user testers for our Industrial property-focused software. If you have a network of warehouses, distribution sites, yards and small workshops/manufacturing – we’d love to talk to you about the ups and down of how you manage your property operations. Georgietellfrankie.com
Hi There. My name is Phoebe Chow and I am one of the Co-CEO’s of That’s a Wrap. We are creating 100% environmentally and economically sustainable vegan food wraps. We are writing to enquire about potential manufacturers or people that could help with manufacturers to make our product, or if there is anyone that you guys know that could help with our packaging?Thank you!
Hi Team, We sell water tanks …. Innovative and real problem solving ones! Been growing for 3 years focusing on Specifiers and building companies. With potential upheaval in property sector and therefore lower number of builds in medium term (planning timeframes have changed so I mean 6 -12 mnths), we need to create new channels. I’m thinking plumbing merchants & hope the margin reduction will be offset by volume, with benefit of more secure payment. But I’d really appreciate please, a steer as to how to put a plan together for something like this. Thank you!
Kia Ora,I am a small baby, kids and clothing line https://nineteesbaby.com At the moment i am sourcing my bespoke design product out of America but due to Covid-19 hitting America i am stuck with huge fulfilment times and also lack of product stock with logistical breakdowns and delays. I am wanting to setup a second production line preferably in Asia so that i could try and get my product created out of there as their lockdown eases. My question is that i would love some advice on where to look for Asian Manufacturers and how to engage with one.Nga mihi nui,Kat
We are an established New Zealand business and due to COVID-19
we are a seeking to source a local New Zealand Contract Manufacturer for dry Dog
and/or Cat Food for up to 150 tonnes per year increasing year on year. If anyone
knows of contract manufacturers could you please let us know.Thank you.
We have been back since Level 3, but we have no work. How do we generate work when there is none out there yet? Where is our time and energy best spent?
Wondering if you know of anyone who might have a commercial kitchen within 10km
of CBD that’s not in use at the moment, that can perhaps let The Cookie Project
drop in to do some cookie premix for 5 hours a week? The Cookie Project is a certified social enterprise that employs
Kiwis with disabilities to make delicious cookies. The team is currently
transitioning to find a new permanent commercial kitchen. In the meantime,
they’re looking for a temporary commercial kitchen to use for 3-5 hours a week
to pack their cookie premix which is selling very well at the moment as an
interim product solution during lockdown. They’ve delivered over 300 sets of the premix
to help generate urgent cashflow to pay the bills. They also believe in kindness and that’s the reason why they’ve also donated 400 bags of
cookies to charities just before lockdown, and dispatched over 200 bags of cookie premix during lockdown to those in need.
Every set of cookie premix sold actually generates two kindness: Guarantees future employment hours for
their disabled bakers, and donates one bag of cookies to Kiwi kids with autism
(Children’s Autism Foundation). They have all the credentials, awards and recognition as a social
enterprise, including being named the recipient of 2019 Attitude ACC Employer Award. They are an essential
business with all the food control plan, health and safety protocols in line
Your support will mean the world to everyone at The Cookie Project
to help them keep the business running even during lockdown. If you can assist
in connecting them with someone who can donate their commercial kitchen for 5
hours a week within 10km of CBD, please email co-founder Eric Chuah at
firstname.lastname@example.org or text Eric at 0279737181.
Kia kaha and be kind to each other,Eric Chuah