Being Agile

Being Agile

Being Agile in order to survive or do better is not a recent phenomenon or buzzword.  It evolved out of Change Management during the financial crisis and recession of the late 1980’s/early 1990’s when the stock market took a huge dive, and gained momentum in the...
Update – Fund Closed

Update – Fund Closed

Covid-19 Crisis – Government Funding for Business Advisor Support This is to advise that the Covid-19 Fund has been either fully allocated or used.  An email was sent out to all Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN) Registered Business Advisors that there is no...
To Loan or not to Loan

To Loan or not to Loan

Clarity to Covid-19: Government provided interest-free loans to businesses for the first year via the IRD Some so-called experts including an eminent Economist are advising businesses not to take up the Government loan offer of up to $100,000 which is interest free if...
Update Interest Free Loans

Update Interest Free Loans

Part 3 – Loan Money, Free Money, Or Both ?  Section 1 – Here’s some clarification on the Government’s fantastic loan offer to NZ SME’s The Basics: The loans are available to businesses with  50 or fewer full-time equivalent staff which...
Extensions to funding

Extensions to funding

Extensions to the Government Funded COVID-19 Business Advisory Support Fund In mid-March the Government announced $4m would be allocated to the Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN) to provide funding for Business Advisors to help small and medium sized businesses...
Interest Free Loan

Interest Free Loan

The Government announced on the 1st May 2020 that it will be providing interest-free loans of up to a maximum of $100,000 to small businesses grappling with the cashflow impacts of Covid-19, after banks failed to meet the Government’s expectations. The loans are...