This is where you’ll find all tools, videos, quizzes and visual guides to help you. From making a business plan to learning how to manage staff, check out these useful tools and resources for businesses here.

MBIE - One Check

Check if you can use a name for a business or a brand. Look up a business name, trademark, web domain, and social media, in one easy search. Start checking now.

Funding Explorer

Your business might have more funding options available than you realise. The MBIE funding explorer is a great tool to explore the options. Investigate further here.

Inland Revenue

Tax tools and resources for business and organisations can be found on the IRD website. If you're running a business or organisation, find out about your obligations and learn more here. If you are starting a new business, check out their Smart business guide.                                                                                                          

Mental Health Foundation

As business owners it is important to be supported. If you need to talk, Free call or text 1737 any time to speak to a trained counsellor, for any reason, or visit this link for more resources.

Need help now? Here is where you can find help for you or someone important to you.

Well Being Resources

Mental distress or illness doesn’t discriminate and can happen to all sorts of people, for all sorts of reasons, at almost any time. Here are a couple of tools that may help: Small Steps - Free online tools to manage your wellbeing & Open Minds e-learning helps people managers to support employees experiencing mental distress or illness at work.

Charities Services

Charities Services, Ngā Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai, is part of the Department of Internal Affairs, Te Tari Taiwhenua, and administers the Charities Act 2005. Here is where you can find resources to help you if you are considering starting a new charity.



Resources from our Sponsors, Partners & Supporters


Nelson City Council

Check out the official website of the Nelson City Council here.


Tasman District Council

Check out the official website of the Tasman District Council here.


Ministry of Social Development

Check out the official website of the Ministry of Social Development here.


Rātā Foundation

Rātā Foundation strives to support communities by providing a funding framework which provides options and flexibility. With a solid investment portfolio, strategic and proactive community investment, and strong partnerships and relationships, Rātā can help achieve much more beyond responsive funding. Click here to learn more.


Business Mentors New Zealand

Business Mentors NZ matches experienced business professionals (mentors) with small business owners. As a mentee, you’ll benefit from the experience and knowledge of your mentor to empower you to be a better business person, and to navigate the inevitable challenges you face in today’s competitive environment. Sign up for a local mentor here.


Nelson Building Society

NBS has been providing personal and business banking services to local people throughout the South Island for over 160 years. They offer full banking services including transactional and savings accounts, term investments, home and business loans. Unlike banks, NBS is locally owned by their clients, meaning they can focus on what is best for them.

NBS is not a registered bank.

To find out about banking for life with NBS, visit


ICIB Brokerweb Insurance & Risk Advisory

Many people may wonder why they need to use a broker to purchase their business or personal insurance, especially when there are so many insurance companies. Here are some benefits of using a broker.


Nelson Pine Industries Limited

Nelson Pine Industries is a world-renowned manufacturer of wood products. The story of NPIL is one of a local enterprise that thanks to the vision, dedication, and hard work of many people over the years, along with serendipity, has become a world leader in its field, producing award-winning wood products for customers in New Zealand and abroad. 

NPIL also contributes social and economic benefits to the Nelson economy in a number of ways. To find out more, click here.





Apex Accounting

At Apex Accounting, the team prides themselves on their great communication skills. Their goal is to give their clients the peace-of-mind that their business accounting is up-to-speed so that they can spend more time growing their business and living the balanced life of their dreams. With the option of an all-inclusive simple monthly payment structure customized to your needs you never have to worry about getting big or unexpected accounting bills again! 

To find out about flexible accounting plans designed for your business, click here.



Bank of New Zealand

Welcome to the site of the BNZ Nelson Partners Centre.

Keep your cash flowing and business growing with Cashflow Plus, funding equivalent to 80% of your unpaid invoices, access to funds anywhere, anytime.
Find out more here: Invoice financing with CashFlow Plus - BNZ



Airsquare is your all-in-one commerce software, where you can sell products, tickets and memberships, online and in-store. It is great for retailers, business to business, associations, or anyone running events. To find out more, click here


Zumo Coffee House

Great coffee, outstanding customer service, great atmosphere, and relaxing are descriptions that Zumo strives to stimulate. They care about their people, their customers, and their communities.

Visit Zumo Coffee House here.  





How Can We Help You?

Whether you need general advice, a business mentor, or want to be connected to the right information, we will do our very best to support you.

If you are unsure of the next step for your business right now, or would like to discuss anything, please contact us via our website here, phone us on 03-539 0824, or email

We'd love to hear from you.