Launch your business in Whanganui

Our Business Growth Advisor is here to connect you with the recommendations and resources your business needs to get off to the right start.

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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Whanganui’s strategic location, diverse economy and tight-knit business community creates the perfect environment for all kinds of businesses to succeed.

We want you to dream big and achieve your ambitions, which is why we’ve partnered with CEDA and the Regional Business Partner Network to base one of their Business Growth Advisors at Whanganui & Partners.

The Regional Business Partnership is a free service delivered in partnership with CEDA, Business Mentors New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation.

CEDA’s team of expert and objective Business Growth Advisors are here to help you achieve your business goals with the Regional Business Partner Network.  

When you’re starting a business, it’s not always easy to identify the market demand or write a business plan, among other challenges you may face in launching a business. That’s where we can help.

When you first meet with a CEDA Business Growth Advisor, they’ll help to identify the challenges, needs and opportunities of your business idea. Then, they’ll point you in the right direction of what tools, connections, training, or development will suit you best.

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.

First, you’ll need to have a discovery meeting with a CEDA Business Growth Advisor, and you must also meet these criteria:

  • Have 50 or fewer FTEs
  • Be GST registered in New Zealand
  • Be currently trading in a commercial environment
  • Is a privately owned or Maori trust or incorporation or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership
  • Demonstrate a willingness and capacity to grow

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