Nelson Tasman is deservedly famous for the pure grit and clever thinking of its people, those who have fashioned an extraordinary business story out of their small start-ups, and sought out opportunities for sustainable growth.
From Pic’s Peanut Butter, who began their journey at the Nelson Saturday Market before taking on the world stage, to Nelson Honey who pioneered processing in Royal Nectar skincare to create one of New Zealand’s largest Chinese exports, our entrepreneurs know that in order to grow, you must try to do something beyond what you have already mastered.
But choosing to grow your business is an important decision, and it helps to know from the outset how to access the training, resources and support you need, in order to get the results you’re looking for.
Mark Maguire, our Regional Business Advisor, is highly connected to local initiatives and organisations that provide practical, effective support for growing businesses. He can help you to save time and money, by introducing you to the right people and resources to realise your growth objectives from the very start.
Contact Mark Maguire, Regional Business Advisor - Research & Development on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Mentor Service
The Business Mentoring Programme runs for 12 months at a time and is the best possible way to accelerate your business growth and ensure you are heading in the right direction. The volunteer mentors will help you to strategically plan your business journey, whilst offering guidance, challenging your thinking and providing you with an independent perspective to ensure you are maximising on potential growth opportunities.
Whether you want help to market or grow your business, to implement change or are simply just looking for advice to deal with a particular business challenge, the 12 month mentorship programme will match you up with a successful business person with the right skills, knowledge and understanding to take your business to the next level.
Capability Voucher Funding
Capability Voucher Funding helps business owners to access business training and coaching services by providing them with up to a 50% subsidy towards the registered cost of training/coaching. Such training and coaching services can help you to develop new skills and expertise in-house, and span the areas of business planning, marketing, finance, business systems, staff management, governance, sustainability, lean business, business operations and export development.
Access To Grants
We can help you to access a range of R&D grants to add scale, depth and return to your investment. The R&D grants offered by Callaghan Innovation are structured to meet your business needs, whether you're a young start-up, an established R&D performer, or want to bring students on board to assist in your R&D activities.