Started by: moanasmith
in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: Frazer
Started by: Pia Hana
Started by: Peeteey
Started by: Donha662
Started by: Dom
Started by: Brent
Started by: tguin
Started by: Rob Kara
Started by: Michelle Zhang
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 team!I’ve been wanting to set up a platform that shares “Themes” and “Messages” through multiple mediums such as apparel, blogs and podcasts with an aim of growing a community of like minded people who can relate to these messages we share.Each collection will have a different theme with hopes of creating a discussion point, learning from one another and for some to even share their own experiences.”The Layers Platform” is the name of my idea.Layers of clothing with a deeper Layer of meaning behind each collection.I have designed a collection. I have quotes on all of the apparel to start. Right now, I’m struggling with the business side of things. The planning and designs are my strengths and the business side of things I am learning.Is there anything you could suggest me reading, learning from or doing to guide me through this?Thank you!Frazer
Hello, where can we find mentors, investors and advisors for startups? We have done our business backwards and its built but we had to pivot and now seek business advise to help us back on track.
Hi, I have a new business idea and need help on where to start.Any advice will be much appreciated
Hi Manaaki.I’m not a business, just an individual with an idea and no clue how to advance to the next step of finding who to talk to about it.It’s a very simple idea that will save lives. It’s for our emergency services.The people I’ve spoken to who would use this product/service, fire, ambulance and police, have all said It’s a great idea and will definitely save lives and that I should talk to their bosses.The more I looked into it and the further up the food chain I got, the more red tape and bureaucracy I encountered. This will probably need governmental approval and implementation.All I have is an idea. It’s so easy to implement into our nationwide systems, I’ve checked. All it’d need is approval from up high and some very simple software that even I could write. All I want it to do at the moment is to save lives, and it will. That was guaranteed to me by the emergency services people I spoke with (about 40 of them across the services).The thing is, the systems that are needed for this to work, which are all there and in use already nationwide, are also used in Australia, the UK, Canada and the U.S. As well as other countries. If we get this going here then I could have a product to sell overseas to support my family. That’s my main driving force behind reaching out to you now.Thanks for reading this and I’m sorry for the cryptic wording. It’s such a simple idea that I don’t want anyone else stealing it.I need your help there too.Cheers for any help,Pete.Ps I’m in CHCH so if any of you are here too then a meeting with you would be wonderful, if you do that sort of thing.
Hi,I was just wondering what steps I would need to take to start a business please ? I have no Qualifications as of yet but have come up with a brilliant idea through my passion for learning in my own spare time. I currently run a Facebook page selling my own items for the last 3-4 years, doing it 5 days a week & only 4 weeks break during Xmas holidays. This page has been quite successful and at times very busy so I feel like I have what it takes to run a real business. Any advice would be appreciated,Thank you for your time.Ngarita
Earlier this year I started a business with a product that we sell to the healthcare/disability sector in NZ.The product has been validated in NZ, and it’s NZ made and designed. We’re looking to launch the product in offshore markets soon.A few people are asking me what my long term strategy is. E,g, build up the business up and sell in a few years time, or keep business long term. I don’t really know at this early stage. I think knowing my long term plan will ultimately help plan IP protection, marketing/sales strategies etc.Does anyone out there have experience in this department that I could talk to over a drink?
Thank you manaaki for your outstanding creative work. I could definitely use some help. I’m just starting my first own business called the Performance Academy. It’s a Athlete development program for youth who want to chase there sporting dreams. It’s open to all ages and abilities to provide an opportunity for anyone to have access to a leading development program for there given sport. At the moment I need to create a website and Logo. I also find funding is a huge problem for youth as parents all want the best for kids but can’t afford it. Because this is my only source of income and I love what I do, I provide super cheap training programs and training sessions. But am struggling financially. Is there any grants or funding that would be able to help me expand and deliver my business. Thank you for your time,Marty Mckenzie
I am a Cultural Report writer for the Court and people who have pleaded guilty. 1. How do I find a Mentor for my business start-up: who should I go to? 2. What does a business start up entail?
Hi! I’m running 2 e-commerce businesses and am starting to have real trouble scaling and feel like I am losing my vision, is there anyone to talk to over the phone??Hamish
Kia Ora, I have a small business idea and was wondering if I was able to apply for startup grants for equipment etc Would appreciate any additional advice on getting started. I consider myself an ideas person and have finally found the kaha to start with just one in the hopes of growing. Nga Mihi, Dominique
How can I progress my new product developed to the next level hopefully to eventual commercialization and or sales? Or do I indeed have a commercially viable product?. I have a video sample that I am about to show hopefully interested parties but wish to gain your experts advice as to what they think, first. I have a small business and as to uncertainty as to a result of Covid, am trying to diversify into other business ventures. RegardsBrent
Kia ora, I belong to a small collective that has come up with a product that we would like to push out to the market. We are looking for start up grants and need direction as to who can help. We have exhausted our networks as well as the internet. We are not an incorporated or registered company and would like some help as to go. Can you help please?
Hi,I’m looking to enter the fintech space with an app that allows you to round up the change and save money automatically, kind of like ASB save the change and want to offer an option to invest that into their kiwisaver funds. I’ve got a good team together with an investment banker & a software lead, and my background is in starting retail businesses.I understand there are some potential FSP requirements involved. We’ve almost finished the MVP, around 4 weeks away. However, as we write the pitch deck, we’re trying to see how to prove traction despite not being able to actually make any sales, or launch the app without legal compliance – which we’ve been quoted between 20-30k from most law firms. Which metric do investors look at for fintech’s where you can’t prove revenue or no. of users?How do we give ourselves the best shot at proving our demand besides sign-ups? Or are the investors looking for something else when it comes to this industry?
How do I reply to a maanki question?topic: kia-ora-i-currently-work-in-the-early-years-space-focusing-on-early-childhood-development-and-in-particular-have-a-passion-for-the-acquisition-of-te-reo-maori-as-foundational-for-maori-health-and-w/I want to reply to the question, but don’t see my reply showing?
We currently have a startup idea and started working on validation. Upon researching competitors I found an already established company that does almost exactly what we do. The only thing I can think of that makes our idea unique is that we’re based in NZ so we desperately need advice on what we should do with our idea. How can we go about finding a unique value proposition so we have better standing against competitors? We are still in the very early stages so this is quite discouraging but we don’t want to give up yet.