If you’re looking to boost your business by stepping up your skillset, a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor can point you in the right direction.

If you need business training, then the personalised business action plan that Venture Taranaki will create for you will include a range of training options available either here in the region or elsewhere, from short courses to one-on-one coaching programmes. You will then have the opportunity to meet with the training providers directly before committing to a course of action. Your Business Advisor will be there to help you weigh up your options, and will follow up with you to ensure you are getting the help you need to grow your business.
 

Craft Smoothie owner and Business Mentor client Riki Hoeata.


A Venture Taranaki Business Advisor may also be able to provide you with a voucher to cover up to 50% of the cost of your training, through the RBP Capability Development Voucher Scheme.

Venture Taranaki is part of the nationwide Regional Business Partner Network, which includes New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation. The Capability Development Vouchers can be put towards a wide range of business training, including business planning, marketing, finance, business systems, staff management, governance, sustainability, lean business, business operations and export development. In order to be considered for voucher funding, your business will need to meet these basic criteria:

•  Operating with 50 or fewer FTEs
•  Be GST registered in New Zealand
•  Currently trading in a commercial environment
•  Be privately owned or a Maori trust or incorporation or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership
•  Be able to demonstrate both willingness and capacity to grow
•  Have undergone a business overview with a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor

Your Business Advisor will be able to talk you through the criteria for voucher funding, and will generally be able to confirm whether your business is eligible right from the outset, so you can plan your training budget.


Please get in touch with a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor if you would like to find out more – call 06 759 5150 or email countmein@venture.org.nz.