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Business Support

Accelerating Growth

Christchurch's progressive and connected eco-system is like no other. Whether you’re a start-up ready for scale or a business wanting to expand or work smarter, Christchurch has the connectivity, resources, and support you need to take the next leap. 

Clusters are accelerating opportunities, access to talent, and support services across the pitch; local advisers can help you improve productivity, develop capability, access industry expertise, or find more efficient ways of working.

Growth Advice

Through the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Regional Partner Programme, ChristchurchNZ can help identify your business’s unique management needs and, potentially, co-funding to help address those needs. 

Find out more here

Business Mentors

Business Mentors NZ is an independent, not-for-profit organization, committed to helping small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and not-for-profit decision makers succeed.  A small registration fee provides 12 months access to a Business Mentor, available to provide support by sharing skills, knowledge and understanding of what it takes to be successful. In Canterbury we have 300 Business Mentors who gift their time to assist our business owners.  

Register for a mentor here

  • There is so much that you don’t know that you don’t know and a mentor can really point you in the right direction of what you do need to know
    Alice Brown, Resuscitation Matters

Growth Enablers

The Innovation Ecosystem Map can direct you to more services or support, depending on what you need, or get in touch with these organisations: 


Case Studies

See how our local businesses have grown and thrived in Ōtautahi Christchurch or read more here

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Connect with the Business Team

Hear from one of our specialists about relocating or growing your business in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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