Business support services

Whether you're on the lookout for a local business mentor, want to find out about learning opportunities around the region, or need help finding a specialist business support service, we can point you in the right direction.

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What we do

Our core role is to provide local businesses with free and impartial advice. We can also connect them with other specialist services around the Wellington region that can provide the right level of expertise at the right time, in order to build capability and accelerate growth.

As the official business support unit of WellingtonNZ and a key member of the Regional Business Partner Network, we help businesses from around the region innovate and grow by making it easier to access early stage business support.

We are also partnered with Callaghan Innovation and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and have access to the best research and development resources in Wellington.

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How we do it

It's our job to help Wellington business owners access information and resources they need to improve their business skills and inform decision making processes - most of which require your time, and possible financial commitment. For example, we can help by:

  • Recommending free self-guided business resources
  • Referring you to local mentoring programmes, including Business Mentors NZ
  • Recommending private service providers that can coach or train you in a specific commercial area where a business skill gap has been identified
  • Informing you about local networking opportunities
  • Referring you to other agencies that can assist with a specific business challenge or opportunity.

Please note: We don't offer grants towards business setup costs or professional development courses.

Get in touch

If you are looking for recommendations on helpful business resources or specialist business services around Wellington, the Business Growth team can help.

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