Business Planning is absolutely essential through challenging times  

Full funding for support can be accessed via the RBP Network

The impacts of Covid-19 on health and business are evolving fast. This is a situation that is going to be a marathon as opposed to a sprint.

You can access funding via Regional Business Partners to receive assistance during this challenging time meaning our services below will cost you nothing but your time. See the bottom of this page for more information.

It is essential that every business has a plan for dealing
with the fallout from this pandemic. 

A plan will give you peace of mind and clarity for decision-making for the future of your business, and ensure you access Government support entitlements and maximise opportunities to preserve your cashflow and profitability.  In the worst-case scenario, we want you to have certainty about whether your business can continue and plan around that.


The Business Continuity Planning Session 

This service is designed to support you in developing a plan to get through the coming months.  A Business Continuity Plan helps identify the actions to take to prepare for the impact of Covid-19; to maximise entitlements to Government and other support and minimise the downstream impact of a downturn in business.

The approach to develop the plan is collaborative and involves pre-work, either a 4-hour or two 2-hour on-line facilitated planning sessions and developing a plan to implement.  The service is designed for business owners to ensure they build resilience, preserve profitability, cashflow and employment for their team and survive through this difficult time.


The Business Continuity Plan Review

We understand that many business owners will want to develop their own plan in these unprecedented times.  The Business Continuity Plan review allows you to use our guide and templates to create your draft Business Continuity Plan and then meet with us online for 90-minutes to review and finalise it.  The review service ensures clients are provided with accurate and logical advice to help minimise the impact the Covid-19 pandemic on their business.

A Business Continuity Plan Review provides accountability and support to identify the actions to take to prepare for the impact of Covid-19; to maximise entitlements to Government and other support and minimise the downstream impact of a downturn in business.

The approach to develop the plan is collaborative and involves pre-work, supplying a plan template and guide for the client to prepare their first draft plan and then a 90-minute on-line meeting to finalise the plan in order to begin implementing it.  The service is designed for business owners to ensure they build resilience, preserve profitability, cashflow and employment for their team and survive through this difficult time.


 Rise & Thrive Business Planning

Our facilitated Rise & Thrive Business Planning service helps clients reset the future of their business by reviewing their response and assessing the true impact on their business, then setting realistic goals to strengthen every department. Luck is not a strategy, let’s take the blindfold off and ensure your business success. 

The Business Recovery Plan documents a high-level budget, details of necessary recovery finance, key opportunities and vulnerabilities, most critical challenges, risks and mitigation strategies, resources and annual and 90-day goals and actions. 

The approach to developing the plan is collaborative and involves the client completing comprehensive pre-work and a risk analysis to identify both the overall impact and the impact within each department. 

The service is designed for business owners and managers to ensure the business has the best chance of recovery and is delivered on a one on one basis online or in person. 


Cashflow Planning

Cashflow forecasting is an essential tool for all business owners and critical to survival and growth. Setting cashflow targets and regularly monitoring your actual cashflow against your forecast will enable you to predict large cash outflows and respond to changes in your business. 

Inadequate cashflow is a symptom of management problems in a business, NOT the cause. Too many businesses fail because there is insufficient cash to pay bills as they fall due. Helping you look ahead with confidence and putting in place basic cashflow maximisation strategies is core purpose of these sessions. 

We will teach you the skills on how to budget for personal and business success. We will show you how to develop your own cashflow forecast to see you through the future leaving you with a functional tool to monitor your business performance. Monitoring business performance means you can remain agile and on top of the game so you are prepared for the future and make accurate financial decisions. 

This is for any manager or owner of a small business who wants to get on top of their numbers. Preparation of a Cashflow Forecast and an Initial meeting to review prework, as well as a Cashflow Forecast Review meeting to discuss and finalise the Forecast. Time commitment of 2 x up to 2hr sessions. 


Regional Business Partner Network

There is a team of Business Growth Advisors who are here to help to provide full access to the support available for businesses through the Regional Business Partner Network.

FUNDING is currently available for businesses to get 100% funded support for programs via their network.

To apply please complete the quick online registration at https://app.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz/Business/SelfRegister and one of their Business Growth Advisors will contact you asap within 24hours.

Through the RPB programme, a Growth Advisor can:

  • Listen to your concerns and help to answer any questions
  • Point you in the right direction to action practical support, referring you onto relevant support providers and information
  • Help you to identify the recommended key focus areas in your business at a time like this
  • Provide access to funding for 1-1 support with professionals in the following areas:
    • HR
    • Health and Wellness
    • Business Continuity Planning
    • Finance and Cashflow Management

Contact us NOW to discuss how we can help