Grow my business
Our Business Growth and Innovation team helps Wellington businesses get the advice and resources needed to grow sales, take on more staff and steer you towards success
We work with businesses from Wellington CBD up to Ōtaki and Masterton, to support growth.
Whether that’s looking at growing the size of your business, adjusting the nature, shape or focus of your business, or improving your resilience and enhancing your strengths, WellingtonNZ can connect you to local experts and other like-minded business owners who can help you build a stronger business.
Organisations that may fit our Business Growth services are
- Well established and have been trading for a two-year period
- Already hire full-time staff
- Are in a growth phase, therefore are looking to hire more staff, equipment, or upscale and grow their operations
Eligibility for services is decided on a case-by-case basis, following an assessment with a member of our business growth team.
If you believe you meet this criteria, please register with the Regional Business Partner Network.
Registering with the Regional Business Partner Network
The Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN) is a central government initiative designed to support small and medium-sized businesses that are looking to grow and innovate. WellingtonNZ is the agency that supports Wellington regional businesses through the RBP network.
To get access to funding and resources, businesses must be signed up to the RBPN. This includes access to Covid-19 business support.
How can WellingtonNZ help your business?
One of our team of Business Growth Managers will meet with you to carry out a confidential ‘Discovery Session’. This is an open and honest conversation with you about your business challenges, goals, and your commitment to working with us and other service providers to make the changes needed.
Our team can provide a series of recommendations, including introducing you to other businesses who have solved similar issues, connecting you with courses, networks and other agencies or considering services such as:
You can access partial funding to cover the cost of working with business specialists on areas including, business and financial planning, governance, raising capital, marketing strategy and more. This funding is all about upskilling so that you can look at growth and improvements.
We can refer you to Business Mentors to connect business owners with others who can offer guidance and support and share their experience as a business owner.
We have a dedicated Research and Development team who works closely with Callaghan Innovation to support businesses who are looking to develop new products/services. Find out more about our research and development services.
Take on a student or graduate
If your business is growing, you could benefit from taking on a tertiary student or recent graduate. This can help your business find fresh talent, build your reputation as a graduate-friendly employer which can increase quality applications and hires, as well as bringing in fresh perspectives to your team.
Find out more about taking on a student or graduate.