Māori Business Growth Support is about helping Māori establish and grow their business. We do this by providing information, advice and brokering relationships.
About Māori Business Growth Support
Māori Business Growth Support helps Māori businesses to become established and grow. We provide information to those who are interested in setting up a new business and support existing businesses to plan their business growth pathway. We connect you with other business growth agencies who will help you establish and grow your business. Māori Business Growth Support focuses primarily on Māori small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) that have a clear commercial focus. Our fundamental criteria is that the owner self-identifies as Māori and that the business is an independent entity based in New Zealand.
How we support Māori Businesses
The first step is to tell us a bit about you and your business or business idea. Completed registration forms can be emailed to your nearest regional office.
Te Puni Kōkiri supports Māori businesses through three channels:
- Information provision and networking
- Business growth assessment and planning
- Business support services
There are a range of information resources freely available from other government website to help you build your knowledge of what is involved in being in business. These links will take you to those websites.
Running a business
- Starting a business
- Buying an established business
- Building and growing a business
- Expanding, diversifying, innovating
- Dealing with challenges
- Financial Management
- People Management
- Protecting your Business Value
Gaining nationally recognised business qualifications
Our Māori Business Growth Strategy
Te Puni Kōkiri will invest in developing your capability and capacity to strengthen and grow your business. This is done through support from our regional offices and through investment to address identified business needs.
Our three strategic priorities for 2017 – 2020:
- Priority 1: Improve the core business capability among Māori
- Priority 2: Improve the connectedness of Māori businesses
- Priority 3: Increase the number of sustainable, and growing, Māori businesses
Te Puni Kōkiri does not invest in your business by providing capital or operating funds, but we can help identify potential services and provide guidance to help you develop a comprehensive application for investment.
Contact your regional Business Growth Advisor at the emails below:
To phone or visit a regional office click here.
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
He Tautoko i ngā Pakihi Māori | Support for Māori Business
Whether you have a business idea or are well established in the international markets, there is a range of help available to you through government agencies and non-governmental organisations. This guide has been developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to help you understand what information, assistance and support is available and where you can go to access it.
Ngāti Rangi Finds Work for 220 in Ruapehu
About 400 people gathered at the War Memorial Hall in Whanganui in July for the inaugural Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Awards.
Organisational Outcomes and Meaningful Measures
Do you manage multiple projects, with multiple plans, multiple outcomes and multiple measures, and do you seek one framework for all of your outcomes and measures?
- Registration required
- Organiser: Community Research
Te Whānau a Apanui Mandate Strategy
The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) invites submissions, views or inquiries concerning the Te Whānau a Apanui draft mandate strategy.
- Open to the public, no booking required
- Organiser: Office of Treaty Settlements
Te Pā Harakeke Puanga - Matariki Symposium
Whāia te pae tawhiti Whānau Druability - Māori Futures Friday 23rd June 2017 Manawatū College, Foxton
- Registration required
- Organiser: Te Pa Harakeke o Te Awahou