Useful links

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  • Check if the Company name, domain and trademark are already in existence before you start your business.  OneCheck

A number of our supporter banks also offer excellent guides to getting started in a new business. 
  • ASB have a number of basic setting up your business that will give you an idea of how to get started on the many essential steps to opening a new business. 

Our other banking supporter offers some special business startup account deals.

  • Support for Maori business and company start ups can be found at Te Puni Kokiri
  • We have also assisted Work and Income's efforts to assist clients into new businesses and in support of clients with existing businesses.
  • Business Mentors New Zealand have a pool of nearly 2,000 volunteer business mentors. 

We are also grateful for the support of our many commercial patrons, who offer some excellent free resources to help you start to form ideas about your new business.

We work along side a number of Chambers of Commerce, not only in Auckland, but New Zealand wide to deliver our startup assistance to new businesses.  We also work with Canterbury Development Corporation, Venture Southland, Venture Taranaki, Vision Manawatu, Waikato Innovation Park and Otago Southland Employers Association to delivery our services.

Inland Revenue have important information that you need to understand when starting up in business, our mentors will assist you to get to grips with what the IRD's company reporting requirements are.