Reply To: I have a small Design and Build Company, we were 3/4 through a new home build before Lockdown and this is now on ice until the lockdown lifts. I don’t have a pipeline or any definite sales to work with after we complete the current new build – 4-6 weeks after lockdown.It takes 4-6 months for a build from meeting client, contract to starting the build, this is the period where I will have no cashflow/income.The reality is I need to put this business on the backburner and get a day job, if I can. We live week to week and cash is running out with no cashflow, the subsidy is gone, it pays for the mortgage. Time is running out. Any ideas?

Hi there. That sounds like a tough situation. I’m sorry to hear. I suggest getting in touch with Kainga Ora/Housing NZ/Panuku to see if they are looking for your sort of skills. They have been very public about kicking off “spade ready” projects and surely need skilled people to help make it happen. Kia kaha.