Looking to set up a business in South Waikato? We work closely with investors, entrepreneurs and business owners to make the process as smooth as possible. It’s a true collaborative approach that frees up your time so you can focus on getting your business going.
Local Council Support
The South Waikato District Council is here to help your business thrive in South Waikato. The council has the knowledge and proven experience to provide dedicated support and streamlined processes to help grow your business. South Waikato is the ideal place to set up a business and the council offers attractive start-up support packages.
South Waikato Investment Trust (SWIFT)
SWIFT is a community-owned economic development fund dedicated to the prosperity of South Waikato.
They’re here to support the growth of existing businesses and help them transform new ideas and initiatives into action. They offer funding and loans available to assist with feasibility studies, business planning, and other enablers of growth. SWIFT can also help business leaders leverage training support to develop their capabilities and help connect them to the right people via their strong business networks and contacts.
Unlike traditional ‘investors’, SWIFT doesn’t ask for much in return – in fact, the main ROI they care about is the number of quality jobs businesses are able to create. For more information about SWIFT and funding options, visit their website.
Te Waka is the Regional Business Partner (RBP) for the Waikato and is funded by the New Zealand Government. The Network helps foster growth by providing eligible businesses with specialist advice and support, and funding to enhance business capability, including research and development.
A Te Waka Business Advisor, can help identify the challenges and opportunities facing your business. They will then advise you on what tools, connections, training or development you need to achieve your goals. Te Waka is here to help your business, to find out more information visit their website.
Support and Advice
Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur or business owner wanting to set up in South Waikato, we will work closely with you to make the process as smooth as possible. We want you to thrive here and have a consultant available to provide free advice and support.