Wow! It sounds like you have some awesome initiatives going. I love the kaupapa and focus. Now that you know who you want to serve and how, it would be good to refine your business proposition/s and narrative. Then share them with your network – wwbsite, LinkedIn and FB.
My colleague Mihi and I work in a similar space but from a PR/comms perspective. We would be happy to korero and share some ideas.
Have you reached out to TPK yet? There’s also the Facebook community Buy Māori Made, which could be a good avenue for your freelance work. It could also be worth spending some time developing a list of your ideal clients/community projects. Who is doing great mahi out there but could really use your help?
How many clients/projects do you need to sustain you/meet your goals per quarter and year? Once you know how much work you need, it makes it easier to know how much effort to put into lead generation.
Feel free to drop us a line.