Regional Business Partner Network

Regional Business Partner Network

We’re here to support your business to recover and grow

We’re here for New Zealand’s small-to-medium business owners. Perhaps you’re facing some challenges and would like some help to work through them. Or maybe your business is tracking well, and you’re keen to grow to the next level.

The Regional Business Partner Network is a gateway that connects you to the right advice, people and resources. Working together, we can help you strengthen and grow your business in many different ways.

Funded by the New Zealand government, the RBP Network consists of 14 regional growth agencies throughout the country. This means you’ll get support from people who live and work in your region.

Your first step

Aimed at: All businesses, including the self-employed, at any stage

How to get it: Register for free

For advice and information on what help you might be eligible for, register and your local regional Business Partner will contact you. They can also help identify any gaps or opportunities in your business.

Your local business advisors can:

  • give you information and tools to help build your skills and knowledge
  • advise you on other government assistance that may be available
  • introduce you to business networks
  • connect you to other professionals and advisors who can help in different areas of your business
  • support your research and development activities.

There are 14 Regional Business Partners throughout New Zealand.

Management Capability Funding

Aimed at: Business owners looking to grow their business

How to get it: Register with your local Regional Business Partner to discuss your business needs with a Growth Advisor.

You will need to:

  • chat to an RBP Growth Advisor to see how they can help
  • show you’re serious about improving your management capability
  • be willing to co-fund and commit time to developing your management capability.

Money may be provided to partly pay for the workshops, courses and training aimed at developing your management capability. But, as this is a co-funding arrangement, your business will need to pay at least half the training costs.

Training is available in the following areas:

  • business planning
  • business systems
  • business sustainability
  • capital raising
  • exporting
  • finance
  • governance
  • intellectual property
  • lean manufacturing/business operations
  • managing resources

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