If you’re looking to grow your business, CEDA can help.

CEDA has an expert team of Business Growth Advisors who work across the Manawatu-Whanganui region, helping businesses of all sizes and in different sectors to grow.

When you’re working in a business, it’s not always easy to identify the pressure points, know how to streamline or improve processes, or think about long-term strategic planning, among other challenges you may face in the day to day running of a business. That’s where we can help.

When you first meet with a CEDA Business Growth Advisor, they’ll help to identify the challenges, needs and opportunities of your business. Then, they’ll point you in the right direction of what tools, connections, training or development will suit you best. This may be training for business planning, marketing, finance, human resources, business systems, staff management, export development and more.

CEDA is the Regional Business Partner (RBP) for the Manawatu-Whanganui region, and works with Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Business Mentors New Zealand to provide services, tools, and connections to training and development to support the growth of businesses in our region.

You may be eligible for a Capability Development Voucher, where up to 50% of the cost of your training and development is met through the RBP programme.

First, you’ll need to have a discovery meeting with a CEDA Business Growth Advisor, and your business must also meet these criteria:

  • Have 50 or fewer FTEs
  • Be GST registered in New Zealand
  • Be currently trading in a commercial environment
  • Is a privately owned or Maori trust or incorporation or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership
  • Demonstrate a willingness and capacity to grow

If you identify as a Maori business, CEDA’s Maori Business Growth Advisor can connect you with specific support, organisations and training and development programmes designed to establish, support and grow Maori businesses and the economy.

As a first step, we’ll need you to register through the Regional Business Partner Network below, and then one of CEDA’s Business Growth advisors will be in touch.

Are you interested in becoming a Business Mentor?

If you have owned your own business or worked in business for a number of years then it is likely that your skills and expertise could be beneficial to another business.

Get in touch with a Business Growth Advisor

As a first step, we’ll need you to register through the Regional Business Partner Network below, and then one of CEDA’s Business Growth advisors will be in touch.

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