Cash flow: tools, templates and clinics

Knowing your position. Knowing your options.

COVID-19 has affected thousands of New Zealanders and their businesses, and will likely continue to cause disruption in the short and long term. While we always hope for the best, we should also prepare for worst case scenarios and having a good understanding of your cash flow position and its drivers is essential.

To help support New Zealand exporters, NZTE has produced a suite of cashflow tools and templates, and we are also holding 1:1 cash flow clinics.

You can also visit myNZTE - our free online portal for curated, in-depth information and guidance to help you navigate your export and capital raising journeys. 

1:1 cash flow clinics

If you are a New Zealand exporting business and would like to participate in a free private cash flow clinic for your company with two of our Investment staff, please register HERE. If you are already a NZTE customer, feel free to contact your Customer Manager or Investment Manager. If you're growing an international business from New Zealand, and want further support to raise growth capital or learn more about your investment and equity finance options, please visit our Investment website.

Cashflow tools and templates

Below you will find a selection of tools designed to help ensure you have a good understanding of your current cash position, determine if you can create liquidity from within your business, know your forecast working capital, understand solvency and financing options and help you prepare to talk to financiers. Access our tools below:

Funding your business
Resource
6 mins
Last updated: 3 May 2020
NZTE guide to managing your cash flow through COVID-19 (PDF)

(1 of 7) A guide to help you assess your cash position and detail some of the options you can use to maintain cash flow.

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Funding your business
Resource
5 mins
Last updated: 3 May 2020
NZTE workbook: managing your cash flow through COVID-19 (PDF)

(2 of 7) This workbook is an expansion of the managing your cash flow guide, with room to take notes specific to your business.

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Funding your business
Resource
33 mins
Last updated: 3 May 2020
Solvency and COVID-19 (PDF)

(3 of 7) Practical guidance for directors considering issues of solvency, and insight on the Business Debt Hibernation scheme.

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Funding your business
Resource
Last updated: 3 May 2020
Direct daily or weekly cash flow model (Excel)

(4 of 7) A cash flow model to help you manage your liquidity and get a clear picture of your business's upcoming cash needs.

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Funding your business
Resource
Last updated: 3 May 2020
Financial model template (Excel)

(5 of 7) A financial model template to help you forecast your company's financial future.

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Funding your business
Resource
Last updated: 3 May 2020
Financing proposal template (PPT)

(6 of 7) This short-form template outlines what a financing proposal might look like for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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Funding your business
Resource
Last updated: 13 May 2020
NZTE COVID-19 tax guidelines for businesses (PDF)

(7/7) This practical guide details how changes to the New Zealand tax system could positively impact your cash flow and how you can take advantage.

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Additional resources

Below you can find information and contact details for other New Zealand government and international agencies regarding their response to COVID-19.

New Zealand Government agencies

Covid19.govt.nz
COVID-19 helpline for businesses
Business.govt.nz
New Zealand Customs
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
New Zealand Export Credit (NZEC)
MFAT Export Helpline
Callaghan Innovation
Immigration
MFAT Safetravel
Ministry of Health
WorkSafe New Zealand
myNZTE

Global agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Contact NZTE

We're available to talk to you about any issues your export business is facing due to COVID-19.

For existing NZTE customers, please contact your New Zealand-based Customer Manager.

If you're unsure who to contact or haven't worked with us before, you can call NZTE on 0800 555 888 or email below and one of our Customer Advisors will help you.