One-on-one support for your busines

Expert advice and support available in response to COVID-19

As a partner of the Regional Business Partner Network, Great South has received additional funding to support businesses in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19.

Great South is using this funding to connect Southland businesses with one-on-one support and advice in the areas of:

  • HR
  • Health and Wellness
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Finance and Cashflow Management
  • Digital Enablement
  • Marketing
  • Business Strategy

Is your business eligible?

To access this support, your business will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have fewer than 100 full-time equivalent employees;
  • Be registered for GST in New Zealand;
  • Be operating in a commercial environment; and
  • Be a privately owned business or are a Maori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership.
  • Have undergone an assessment with one of our Business Growth Advisors and be registered on the RBP Platform

Register your business here and a member of the Great South team will be in touch to discuss this further

Keep in mind that demand for this support is significant so there may be a few days wait before our team can get back to you. 

Can you provide support and advice?

If you are able to provide business expert advice in the areas of HR, health and wellness, business continuity planning and finance and cash flow management, and will have the capacity to deliver this over the next couple of months, we would love to hear from you.

Please register your service on the Regional Business Partner portal and select COVID-19 Support under the service categories. You will also need to provide the following information: 

  1. Description of the relevant management capability areas they can provide expert advice and support in
  2.  An hourly rate for this service
  3. Details on the mode of delivery, i.e. Zoom, Skype, or Phone
  4. Select the new COVID-19 support subject category

Adina McDowell
Adina McDowell
Business Growth Advisor
Kelly Watt
Kelly Watt
Business Growth Advisor

Areas of resource for your business: 

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