Our Growth Advisors take a birds-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow. As part of a national network of people who can help, we’re your first port of call when you want to grow your enterprise efficiently and effectively.
Here’s how we connect you with the right people and information, at the right time, to help your business grow successfully:
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.
Your Growth Advisor will come back 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.
After an agreed time your Growth Advisor follows-up to check on your progress and review your next steps.
How Growth Advisors have helped New Zealand businesses connect and succeed:
Dodson Motorsport provide quality dual clutch components for high-end and performance vehicles. Now a global-leader, they turned to our Growth Advisors to help connect with local manufacturers and potential distribution partners.
Connections were made with University of Auckland, Massey University and AUT to find research partners and source skilled staff. And to help expand their R&D and developing lean manufacturing we introduced them to Callaghan Innovation. We also advised them to contact New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to explore potential ways to expand their global reach.
The growth of Culley's from local producer to budding global entrepreneur has happened fast. The rapid expansion of the hot-sauce brand began when a Growth Advisor connected Chris with business capability development support for his marketing. After that, they connected him to the renowned food production facilities at The FoodBowl. Pretty soon Chris was quitting his IT day job, selling Culley’s sauces through supermarkets, and ramping up his business to take on the world.
Zeffer is New Zealand's biggest independent cidery. Our Growth Advisor helped Zeffer connect to business capability development support around capital raising, business strategy, and domestic brand strategy. They also provided connections to NZTE for support around exports and targeting key Asian markets. Zeffer has taken on-board all the advice, and increased production to 500,000 litres of cider (in 2017) – a far cry from the initial production of 3,000 litres for the Matakana Farmers' Market in 2009.
"You build strong relationships with your Growth Advisor," says Zeffer's Director, Josh Townsend. "They're upfront about the areas you can improve in. That’s important."
Ready to grow your enterprise? Or think you could provide NZ enterprises with support or training solutions? Register now below:
Register here if your company provides the key capabilities listed in the links below, and you’d like to be considered to provide services to NZ enterprises:
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