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Grow Your Business

The growth stage of a business is very important. By this stage you should have a good grip on all aspects of your business and be getting ready to implement a strategic plan to take your business to the next step.

Employing Staff

Taking on staff increases the responsibility of your business, but also increases the opportunity for your business to achieve more.
There are many things to consider when employing staff including the recruitment process and how to find the right employees, legal obligations when taking on staff, how to manage staff and useful support organisations.

For more information visit Employing Staff.

For helping attracting qualified and skilled people to your Taranaki business visit the Live & Work pages which has everything you need to know about why Taranaki is such a fantastic place to live and work. The page also provides useful information and resources to utilise when settling in to Taranaki living.


Having sufficient financial resources to support your business can mean the difference between success and failure. This makes it important to plan the finances you need to establish, maintain or grow your commercial operation.

Some of the main financial options will include:

- Personal resources
- Private investors
- Banks/Financial Institutions
- Venture Capitalists
- Business income
- Government grants & other funds.

There are a range of central government grants/funds which can assist your business as it develops and grows. If you are an individual or business located in Taranaki, Venture Taranaki Trust (VTT) can assist you with your application. We offer free comment on your application, and can facilitate dialogue with the appropriate government contact.

For information on different funding options to help grow your business visit our Funding web page or contact Michelle Jordan on (06) 759 5167.


Exporting could be the next step for your business, but there are many things to consider before taking the plunge. Researching and knowing about the market which you plan to export to is the first step towards exporting. If your product or service is successful in one market, it may need to be modified or marketed differently to be successful in a different market.


ExporTar is a networking forum for exporters in Taranaki which aims to help exporters learn from each other, increase their knowledge of export markets, and develop the skills required to grow successful export businesses. Contact Venture Taranaki on 06 759 5150 for more information.

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ)
IPONZ provides information on trademarks, copyrights, patents and designs.

Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR)
PPSR is an electronic register where information about security interests in personal property are recorded and searched. The PPSR is available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
WIPO website provides comprehensive information on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyright and intellectual property developments.

Business investment

Venture Taranaki can assist with inward investment enquiries. In particular, in relation to major investment prospects we can facilitate introductions to potential business, utilities and local authority partners.

For more information contact Michelle Jordan michelle@venture.org.nz

Business Migration

Considering moving your business to another location? Taranaki could be the place for you.

If you want to find out more about how Venture Taranaki can assist you when considering relocation or business investment in the region, visit Business Migration or please contact Michelle Jordan, michelle@venture.org.nz or 06 759 5167.


Having a board can be very beneficial for SMEs. It enables the business to have a group of people who act independently from management, bringing an objective view into the business and how it should/could be run.

Taranaki Governance
Taranaki Governance is a service dedicated to increasing availability of governance expertise in the region. For more information on finding governance candidates, becoming a governance candidate or developing skills in governance please visit Taranaki Governance.



Related Links
The Intellectual Property Office
Personal Properties Securities Register
Teh World Intellectual Property Organisation
Taranaki Governance
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