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.


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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:

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

Recent Blogs:

How to pick a social media platform that works for you

By Mohammed Bohra | October 30, 2020

Creating and implementing a social media strategy for your business can be a seriously time-consuming task. If you want to be successful on social media it’s all about meaningful content […]

How to do keyword research to improve SEO results

How to do keyword research to improve SEO results

By Mohammed Bohra | September 7, 2020

This article sets out a process for how to use keyword research to improve your search engine optimisation (SEO) results. This process requires writing articles, either in blog form or […]

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How much is your inability to coordinate action costing you?

By Natalie Robinson | July 13, 2020

When we think about business development, the focus tends to be on specific business functions – product development, sales, marketing, finance, planning and strategy. But what about the specific behavioural […]

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