Matt James - North Canterbury Business-ServicesFollowing on from today’s Zoom meeting.

Key advice:

  1. Apply for subsidies available. You may not feel you need it today but the likelihood of your income supply bubble popping in a month or so is high. The Government agencies are recommending all businesses apply. Links below:• Self-employed: CLICK HERE• Self-employed with staff CLICK HERE Review all your business and personal expenditure. What subscription can you cancel or request a holiday from. Sadly, we should all have reduced expenditure on eating out and socialising.
  2. Mortgage payment options may be available but please speak directly with your advisors or lenders.
  3. Banks may assist using their hardship processes.
  4. Professional advice and support is now available via the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network (run by NZTE). Up to $5000 expert of business advice can be fully funded for those that meet the criteria. The assessment is made by regional economics agencies such as Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC), Christchurch Employers Chamber of Commerce (CECC) or similar throughout the extend regions of NZ. Get in touch with your local coordinator.

Here is the advice from ENC which will consistent for other regions  CLICK HERE

Belinda and I are registered service partners within the RBP scheme. This is a link to our current COVID-19 programme

Feel free to ask for our assistance with your regional RBP coordinator.

Don’t panic – we’ll get through this! – www.ncbiz.co.nz