South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce business services staff can be a sounding board for your business, helping you with business planning, and connecting you to others as appropriate – either within the larger Chamber of Commerce network or independent partner or government organisations. We will stay in contact with you to make sure you are getting the support you need. Partner organisations include but not limited to:
Regional Business Partner Programme. Capability Development Vouchers
The SC Chamber can make Capability Development Vouchers available to businesses to use as partial payment towards the cost of development and training in the following areas: Business Planning, Business Systems, Business Sustainability, Capital Raising, Export, Finance, Governance, Lean Manufacturing, Business Operations, Managing Resources, and Marketing.
Business Mentors New Zealand
Business Mentors NZ offers a structured and supported volunteer business mentoring programme to New Zealand businesses. Grow your business opportunities and expand your business skills by utilising a Business Mentor’s knowledge, skills and experience. Choose from ‘Start-Up’ or existing business programme options. Speak to SC Chamber about how this can assist your business.
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) can help businesses that are exporting or thinking of exporting. The SC Chamber can help you to gain access to NZTE’s support, this includes valuable online information and accessing the funding and global expertise your business needs to have the scale, commitment and drive to succeed internationally.
Research & Development Support
Are you developing, or thinking of developing, a new product? Talk to us about how Callaghan Innovation can support and possibly help fund your research and development.Callaghan Innovation accelerates the commercialisation of innovation by firms in New Zealand through resources, knowledge and connections which help businesses turn ideas into internationally marketable products and services more quickly and successfully
New Zealand Food Innovation Network
The South Island hub of New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN) is FoodSouth, an accessible, national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth and development of food & beverage businesses of all sizes by providing facilities and the expertise needed to develop new products and progress from idea to commercial success.
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The ‘go to’ website for all business tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your business a success.
For start-ups to established businesses including GST and taxes, employing staff, Holidays Act and employment contracts, business planning, labour and charge-out rate calculators, Health & Safety, Intellectual Property, and much more …
South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Membership
The Chamber of Commerce is the biggest business network in South Canterbury with more than 500 business members and plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded business people.
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