Nelson Tasman is an extraordinary place to start, grow or develop a business. A little city bordered by a range of towns, urban settlements and coastal suburbs, the region uses its size to its advantage, highlighting one of the best aspects of doing business here. It’s big enough for businesses to access the support they need to reach their full potential, but small enough to facilitate strong connections in the local community.

Tucked into a network of beautiful bays and offering plentiful outdoor opportunities, the Nelson Tasman region was long desired by iwi for its natural resources. Later, European explorers spotted its potential too. Over time, they were followed by the artisans, creatives, and entrepreneurs who crafted it into what it is today – a place to live life beyond the ordinary, and a place where fresh thinking, collaboration and community spirit form the essence of the regions business culture.

Whether you’re wanting to start a new venture, grow your current one, or take your business in an innovative new direction, there are a range of Business Support options to help you on your way.

This includes the Mahitahi Colab, designed to support and inspire clever business, innovation and talent in the region. The Colab offers a range of business support options, talent development services, collaboration opportunities, meeting spaces and networking events, many of which you can find more information on below or in the Connect section of this website. Alternatively, feel free to drop in to the Colab (located at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology) and have a chat with the team, so that they can connect you with the resources you need for your business journey.

COVID-19 Business Support

COVID-19 Business Support

Providing you with all the latest information, advice and support resources to get your business through COVID-19.

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Start

Start

It’s important to make sure that your approach to business is clever right from the beginning, and that’s where we come in. Here you’ll find the services, support, financial assistance, and networks you need to ensure that you have the best platform from which to begin your new business journey.

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Grow

Grow

Nelson Tasman is ideally placed to help businesses scale up into globally successful brands. Here you’ll find a range of practical support and resources to assist businesses seeking sustainable growth, so that you can focus your efforts where they really matter.

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Innovate

Innovate

Entrepreneurs need to be agile and responsive, staying ahead of global trends and making clever decisions to support business growth. This is the place to find a range of support services, networks, and resources to turn your R&D dreams into reality.

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Regional Business Partner Network

Regional Business Partner Network

Whether you’re wanting to start, grow or innovate your business, the Nelson Regional Development Agency should be your natural first port of call. We’re highly connected within the regional and national business community across a wide range of sectors and can provide you with the tools, resources, solutions and expert advice you need to take your business to where you need it to be.

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China Business

China Business

China is a large and growing economy with unmatched GDP growth, offering unprecedented opportunities to expand your business internationally and lay the foundation for success in new markets. But getting your foot in the door is not as simple as one may think, and the Chinese market is not an easy market for businesses to navigate alone. That is where relationships are important, and where Findlater Consulting Ltd can help.

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