Started by: moanasmith
in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: Amber
Started by: Jono Earles
Started by: E-Scooter Tours New Zealand
E-Scooter Tours New Zealand
Started by: Andrew Schwass
Started by: ohopedude
Started by: twinharbours
Started by: Pip’s Orchard
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
What is the best way to market to corporate groups? How do you reach them? Is it by emails and calling? This is for a lodge and also a tourist activity (team building) venture.Thanks!
Hi, I run what was a successful Bed and Breakfast in Feilding, Manawatu. We cater for motor-sport teams who visit Manfeild, but also lots of overseas and national visitors. However, all of our bookings for the rest of the year have been cancelled, and no further reservations have been made until next year. My husband and I rely on the B&B for about 1/3 of our income, so we are struggling. I would love to be able to advertise through social media, but although I am very computer savvy and very good at writing and using conventional advertising (ie newsletters, databases, AirBnB etc), I have no idea how facebook/ twitter/ instagram etc works. We do have a Facebook page, but I am very limited in my ability to use it to its fullest for promotion of our B&B. Where can I go to get some tuition on mastering social media? Please don’t say U-tube as I find that very frustrating. I’m in my 50’s, and would love to learn. Thank you!
Hi thereI look after marketing for NZ Tourism Guide (tourism.net.nz). A bit about NZ Tourism Guide:1) It’s one of NZs largest directories of tour operators in NZ2) Last year 250k visitors per month visited the site each month. Over 50% of the visitors are Kiwi.3) 3 key benefits of tour operators listing with NZ Tourism Guide:a) Tourists visiting their website via NZ Tourism Guide.b) You can list with NZ Tourism Guide for a little over the cost of a flat white a weekc) Being linked to NZ Tourism Guide boosts a tour operators site’s search rankingThe team are passionate about doing their bit to get the industry back on its feet. We’d appreciate advice on any funding available and how we could best attract new tour operators to NZ Toursim Guide. Thanks in advance. Cheers Jono
Thanks for reading this far!E-Scooter Tours launched December last year, offering visitors to Auckland a way to explore the Central City in a fast, efficient & modern way. As we stumbled through with classic startup experiences with website development, advertising in local tourism outlets, spending online advertising etc etc, we ended up with 95% of our business coming through online booking platforms such as Air BnB Experiences & Trip Advisor. Our cliental were also 95% overseas visitors. With this client pool now non-existant, we have regeared to also offer our scooters by hireage for domestic customers as a fun, exciting, innovative & environmentally friendly recreational activity. Our product actually suits the current environment very, very well. The early days of our work involved a lot of trial and error, and we were proud to do this, however now we have less of luxuries time & capital. Our question, for our business, what is the best means of communicating our features and benefits to the kiwi adventurers whether they are looking to adventure across regions or across town at lunch time! We are certain our business can offer people an exciting & affordable escape, we just want to find the best way to convey this. Any help, discussion, direction, critical advice is whole hearted appreciated. Thanks for reading this far!
Hi There,I own a Cycle tour company called Kiwi Journeys where we offer bike hire, tours and transport on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the West Coast Wilderness Trail.We have a great business and were have a very good year until covid. The past 3 years have been tough with cyclones, fires and now covid. I’m not one to usually reach out but a friend suggested Manaaki to seek some help. Half of our business is, or was international. so we need to try and survive on domestic clients. My main concerns are surviving which I’m quite anxious about, keeping my top staff, marketing as I can’t see past social media and newsletters. We have debt so loaning more money isn’t an option. Would love to chat and if possible get some help with marketing and website feedback.Many thanks, Andrew
I have a company that sells camper trailers. I now want to expand the business into the hiring out of campers. I want to use sites such as camplify.co.nz and shareacamper.co.nz to advertise on. However both sites need comprehensive insurance in place before I can use their sites. I have insurance but they won’t cover hiring out.How (and with who) do I get comprehensive insurance on my for-hire camper trailer?Many thanks,Gary
How to get some PR for my biz to get the word out to my Kiwi market?I struggle with doing the same thing (marketing) and need some ideas to get to a wider audience…without it costing me a fortune
I have an idea and want support or help to raise to higher areas if people think this could work
Kiwi’s Holidaying at Home
Aim: • Stimulate the economy after
• Focus on Tourism &
Hospitality (keep employment in that sector) • Get Kiwi’s to holiday in NZ and
experience what our country has to offer.
Product: A pre-paid Eft-pos card
distributed to every NZ Family that can only be used at physical locations that
are part of the government pre-approved travel scheme. It needs to be an
eft-pos card so people cannot spend it online overseas and to keep the
transaction fees low. The card would have an app associated with it that would
• Card Balance • Previous Transactions
• Approved Venues and associated information • Booking information etc…
• Could have a discount scheme for
future use to entice kiwis to travel internally There would also be an
associated Website and dashboard for the venues to apply for the travel scheme
and enter the appropriate information of their business. This will also have
consumer analytics to help the venue understand the people visiting to help
with their marketing efforts etc..
Infrastructure: The card would run
on the Paymark network and venues can be loaded overnight. Payment to the
venues from the card would be paid overnight also via Paymark. Paymark would
discount their fees
The app would receive data from
both the card database (transactions) and the website database for the venue
Companies who offer the experience
would offer discount for experience or accommodation or travel . this could be
topped up by government or card .
e.g K Jet boats in Queenstown
charges !150 per ride but discounts to $ 100 . They could still be reimbursed a
portion of what they gave away
We have an accomodation business. We are looking at what will happen in the Christmas period. Do experts feel that price will become an issue ? And if so do you give discount or add on services ?
private driving in a time of Covid
Hi – as a charitable trust we are excluded from access to the $4million regional support package for SMEs as part of the Government to response to COVID-19, being delivered using the Regional Business Partners Network. In our case the is Te Waka.Where would you suggest we go for any financial support for this? I’m having to re-structure due to lack of income and am now having to pay HR consultants to support me through the re-structuring proposal and decision-making for redundancies.
How do I get up to date with the latest business technology to find out what I need to be using in my industry?
Hi, Our business is renting luxury villas in NZ and Bali on various booking sites traditionally targeting Europeans and Americans. Every booking has been cancelled and apart from Airbnb offering 25% booking fees back for a small window over lockdown, we are now receiving zero income.Ignoring for a moment border closures, one idea is to take a long term view and target audiences in countries whose borders may open soon, but we don’t know how to reach people in China for example. In Bali especially, we are looking to sell our villas as potential bolt holes/safe havens as we are in a very small and local village free from tourists and crowds.We are also looking for a riff of ideas off these villas being used as accommodation … any ideas. Can anyone help? Thanks VLB
I am in my second year of running a small boutique home stay/ bed and breakfast in Gibbston, Queenstown, mainly overseas customers. It will be a while before I can start operating again as this is also my home. In the meantime I need help to market to NZ, look at what I am offering and see if it can be adapted / changed. I have a website but my social media isn’t great. Most bookings have come through booking.com with some direct from my website pipsorchard.co.nz I feel there are lots of opportunities here, it’s just where to start and how to start working with other organisations here to leverage off each other. Plus financially as with everyone, funds are limited. Kindest Pip