Regional business partner network

The RBP network can support you in both business recovery and growth

Whether your business is moving into recovery mode and looking for guidance, or is focussed on building capability and growth, there are resources and support available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) designed to help you, including:

  • RBP Growth Advisors Our growth advisors take a birds-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the resources and experts so you can find the right support to recover, build capability and grow.

  • Management Capability Development Fund offers businesses up to 50% co-funded support for management coaching and training services to build management capability within the business.

  • For support or questions about the RBP network you can contact your local RBP organisation, details at the bottom of this page, or call us on 0800 287 467, or email us.

In addition to the RBP network, there is other support available for businesses including:

  • COVID-19 Business Helpline, is available if you have questions about government support, the wage subsidy, the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, business cashflow and tax measures, business debt. Or your query may be around restructuring, health and safety, business continuity and planning for the future.

    North Island – 0800 500 362

    South Island – 0800 505 096

  • Curated information just for you with Kiwi Business Boost; answer a few quick questions about your business, what you're focussed on and how you are feeling, and receive free advice, tools, tips, events and articles specifically tailored to your needs. Click here.

  • Free webinars targeted at key issues facing businesses, including finance and cashflow management, business continuity planning, guides to setting up e-commerce and much more. Click here to view webinars delivered to date.

  • Business Mentoring Support via Business Mentors New Zealand; an independent national business mentoring service provider to the small business sector in New Zealand. The service matches experienced businesspeople, the Mentors, with small business owners. For more information and to register click here.

  • COVID-19 information for businesses, the Governments central resource for COVID-19 business information, including the latest news and updates, cash flow loans and support, wage subsidy and leave support, plus much more, here.

  • Export-specific information and support relating to COVID-19 from NZTE, including international market updates, Government packages and support, and useful tools and resources to help you manage COVID-19 business impacts.

Register now

Ready to grow your business? Or think you can provide New Zealand businesses with support or training solutions? Register below.

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Register now to work with a trusted and independent Growth Advisor to move your business forward.

How does it work?

  • Once you've registered, one of our growth advisors will be in touch within 48 hours. We'll chat about your growth aspirations and any challenges you may be facing, and we'll agree to a timeline.

  • Your Growth Advisor will come back to you with an action plan and key priorities.

  • You follow the plan, connecting with the right people and information so you get the support you need to build your capabilities.

  • Your Growth Advisor will follow up as agreed, and review your progress and next steps.

Helpful resources:

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Register now if your company provides the key capabilities listed in the links below, and you'd like to be considered to provide services to New Zealand businesses.

Helpful resources:

Success stories

How Growth Advisors have helped New Zealand businesses connect and succeed.

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Additional resources

Other resources and organisations you might find useful to connect with.

Business.govt.nz

Tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your enterprise a success.

Business mentors

Business Mentors shorten the distance between your business growth goals and real, sustainable success. Register for more information and programmes.

Callaghan Innovation

Tailored R&D services, access to experts, innovation skills development programmes, and R&D grants to help your business innovate and grow faster.

Export Essentials

NZTE's Export Essentials workshops will make your journey smoother by giving you the tools and action plan you need to reach your exporting goals.

Marketplace

Search the Marketplace for registered trainers, based on type, location, provider or event.

New Zealand Business Number

The New Zealand Business Number is a globally unique identifier for every Kiwi business. Get yours now – it's free.

NZ Story

NZ Story offers exporting businesses a free toolkit that includes royalty free images, video content, infographics and consumer insights to help tell their New Zealand story.

Stats NZ

Use the 'Business Toolbox' to find the right information to boost your small business.

Te Puni Kōkiri

Information, advice and relationship brokering for Māori wanting to establish and grow your enterprise.

Contact your local Growth Advisor

Search and find your local Growth Advisor, or register now and we’ll contact you.

Auckland
Bay of Plenty
Canterbury
Hawke's Bay
Manawatū Whanganui
Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman
Northland
Otago
Southland
Tairāwhiti-East Coast
Taranaki
Waikato
Wellington
West Coast

RBP is a partnership between NZTE and Callaghan Innovation

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Contact the Regional Business Partner Network

To learn more about how RBP can help you, give us a call at 0800 287 467 or send us a message and one of our team will be able to assist you.