Reply To: Hi i am trying to start a small business specialising in ultraviolet ultrasonic ozone cleaning systems in chch.  could you please advise me on suitable assistance and funding options and also if it is necessary that i go via winz and pay for a business mentor


Morena there – a few options for you would include:
– Work and Income have a self-employment startup programme – https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/self-employment-start-up-payment.html
– Regional Business Partners – and some good options in Christchurch – https://www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz/
– Business Mentors NZ – to find a mentor https://www.businessmentors.org.nz/small-business-mentoring?utm_term=starting%20a%20business&utm_campaign=Register+for+a+mentor&utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=ppc&hsa_acc=5665296025&hsa_cam=6499443014&hsa_grp=77758727173&hsa_ad=414309215898&hsa_src=g&hsa_tgt=kwd-29054926&hsa_kw=starting%20a%20business&hsa_mt=b&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_ver=3&gclid=CjwKCAiAq8f-BRBtEiwAGr3DgWRvfh5yC2DsD_-rjeF38WU4rfwfUDAYcivpnOY7wmNLRWLM7yABzRoCDTEQAvD_BwE

Each of these vary in terms of engagement, fees or no fees. The WINZ programme has some hurdles to go through around getting plan and budget together.

I can email you a good business plan template if you wanted that – just ping me on andy.hamilton@manaaki.io Andy