Grow your business in Whanganui

Our Business Growth Advisor will help you take your business to the next level.

Get support for your business to adapt, pivot & grow.

The Regional Business Partner Network provides direct support and advice to local small businesses. This includes funding for businesses to engage with specialist advisors in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability.

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There's a lot of support available to businesses right now, and we want to make it easier for Whanganui business owners to find and access the resources they need. We've put together this free, online tool to point you in the right direction.

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Are you looking to grow your business? Whether its new products, new markets, extra staff or bigger premises we can help. Whanganui & Partners provides the Regional Business Partner (RBP) services for the Whanganui, Rangitīkei and Ruapehu regions.

Planning for growth, managing difficult patches and developing new ideas are critical to keeping your business healthy and ahead of the pack. Often when you’re busy working in your business it’s difficult to take a step back and focus in on these areas. This is where our Business Growth Advisor can help.

When you first meet with one of our team, they’ll help to identify the challenges, needs and opportunities of your business. They’ll then point you in the right direction of what tools, connections, training or development will suit you best. Together you’ll develop an action plan to work through, with follow up sessions as required. A key part of this is looking at what Regional Business Partners services are available to support you.


Regional Business Partners (RBP) network

The RBP network connects with Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Business Mentors New Zealand to provide services, tools, and connections to training and development to support the growth of businesses in our region.

If you identify as a Maori business, we can connect you with specific support, organisations and training and development programmes designed to establish, support and grow Maori businesses and the economy.

It all starts with a conversation with our Business Growth Advisor.

This free service is delivered in partnership with CEDA,Business Mentors New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation.

Funding available

After meeting with an Advisor you may be eligible for a Capability Development Voucher, where up to 50% of the cost of your training and development is met through the RBP programme. For voucher funding your business must meet these criteria:

1.      Have 50 or fewer FTEs

2.      Be GST registered in New Zealand

3.      Be currently trading in a commercial environment

4.      Is a privately owned or Māori trust or incorporation or similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership

5.      Demonstrate a willingness and capacity to grow

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As a first step, submit the Business Enquiry Form below. Tim Easton, our Whanganui-based Business Growth Advisor, will be in touch within two business days.

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