Free resources for startups and small business

Guides, tools, blogs and videos created by business owners for business owners.

Guides and Tools

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Templates, guides and tools to help with various areas of business development. Includes Startup DNA, marketing validation, customer discovery, product development, value creation and more.

Blog

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We regularly post on here to give you the latest tips and knowhow based on our experience, knowledge and current struggles and trends within our community and industries. Find out about new products and programmes here too.

Startup Ecosystem Map

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The most comprehensive list that we know of for NZ startups. Designed for people at the idea, launch or growth stage and includes links to funding help, co-working spaces, incubators, professional services for startups, media, low-cost events, and more.

Favourite Guides:

Small business owner who could apply for NZ Startup and Small Business Grants

Start Up and Small Business Grants NZ Guide

By Natalie Robinson | April 25, 2019

We hope to make your journey starting a business a little easier by letting you know the grants that are […]

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How to Create Business Value – Actionable Steps

By Natalie Robinson | December 22, 2017

The survival of a startup is determined by its ability to create something of value that enough people will pay […]

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Kiwi Startup Tools Cheat Sheet

By Natalie Robinson | December 22, 2017

Kiwi Startup Tools Cheat Sheet Need legal help, website tracking, a payment platform etc? Here’s a bunch of services we […]

Recent Blogs:

Women Business Owner Being Highly Productive

Principles for Hyper Productivity

By Natalie Robinson | April 27, 2019

This is a short and sweet post on principles for improving productivity. I am writing this post at a time when I have removed all distraction and minimised all other […]

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Have you considered applying for a Grant to launch and grow your business?

By Natalie Robinson | April 26, 2019

Money is available if you know where to find it, and you know how to pitch for it. Some people are good at looking for it, and getting it, and […]

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Convertible Notes for Startups

By Natalie Robinson | April 16, 2019

Convertible notes are becoming increasingly common as an instrument for startups to raise their first round of investment. The primary advantage of a convertible note over equity financing is that […]

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