If you are located within our area, we can support with:
- Growing your business
- Development and training
- Investing in innovation and growth
If you’ve got a great idea and you’re not sure how to make it happen, our team can help you to get started. We can connect you with the right people for honest and positive advice and support to get things moving. Take a look at our Start-ups page for more information.
Growing your business
When your business is up and running successfully, it’s time to think about the next steps. We have a range of services that can help, including support for capability training, business mentoring and support for research and development.
Development and training
Personal development and training will equip you and your staff to run your business more effectively and efficiently. CEDA is the Regional Business Partner for the Manawatu-Wanganui region. Through the Regional Business Partners Network, we have funds to invest in building management capability for businesses in the region.
The Lean Hub’s Supervisors Course
CEDA is working with The Lean Hub to deliver a 6 month Supervisors Development Course starting 3 July 2018.
The Lean Hub aims to coach and train your team leaders to be effective and productive supervisors – supervisors who can lead, manage and inspire their teams to produce real results for your business. Supervisors can often be the core driver – or bottleneck – of individual and team productivity.
Place them on our Excellent Supervisor course and you will reap the benefits business-wide of a supervisor who has the skills and commitment to ensure your teams are productive, motivated and effective.
A course overview is available here. Introductory sessions will be held at CEDA offices, Level 1, The Square Centre Building, 478 Main Street East, Palmerston North, followed by the course schedule which starts on 3 July 2018.
Learn more about The Lean Hub here.
Investing in innovation and growth
Having sufficient financial resources to support your business can mean the difference between success and failure. This includes access to Government funding to help you innovate and develop your business. CEDA can make connections and introduce you to potential business investors.
Callaghan Innovation Research and Development Funding
Callaghan Innovation is focused on growing world-class New Zealand companies through innovative technology. CEDA is the Regional Business Partner in the Manawatu-Whanganui region for Callaghan Innovation’s business investment programme.
Apply for Callaghan Innovation Funding.
Exporting can help your business grow and prosper. Whatever your product or service, you need to understand the key issues of exporting, evaluate which countries will be the best to export to and know the client’s needs, rules and regulations, pricing, costs, service level expectations, competition and cultural factors.
Growing your Exports
Plan your path to growing your exports with the help of NZTE. NZTE’s purpose is to grow companies internationally – bigger, better, faster – for the benefit of New Zealand.
Visit NZTE’s website to find out more.