Are you in the business of providing management training to New Zealand's SME sector? You could be eligible to join the Regional Business Partner Network as one of our service providers.
As a service provider, you work directly with NZ business owners – providing them with targeted management training where they need it most.
Our growth advisors work with business-owners to identify specific areas where they could upskill, or where they may need help from an expert. The growth advisor then makes a short-list of suitable matches among our service providers, which the business owner can choose from.
Once you've registered with us, you'll become part of our pool of New Zealand service providers. You'll work with these business owners as part of your wider client base.
The business owner may receive a subsidy from us, to help them access your services. The Management Capability Voucher Fund provides business owners with up to 50% of the cost of management capability training. The COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund allows business owners to access up to $5,000 for expert advice and support.
We have a range of service providers located around New Zealand, from sole-trader specialists through to large advisory firms.
All our service providers have an established track record of providing business training to SME-sized businesses. Some of them work in one or two specialised areas, while others have expertise across a wider base.
To become a service provider, there are two criteria you must meet:
We're looking for providers who can provide expertise in the following key areas:
For a comprehensive list of topics, see our Service Eligibility Guidelines. [PDF, 160 KB]
When you become a service provider, we may be referring new clients to you from time to time.
You'll work with each client to help address their identified need, usually for a limited period of time. For most of our service providers, RBP clients make up 10-20% of their client base. (And ideally no more than this).
Before you apply, please check you meet all of the following criteria:
*This insurance must currently be in place and be renewed each year. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
Your application must provide a full and complete picture of your organisation – its track record, people, and credentials.
Applications have been declined in cases where:
Information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund and managing the expectations of customers.
Download the current terms and conditions for service providers registered for RBP funding schemes.
Information for service providers on the Management Capability Fund available to support business owners to build their Management Capability.