What is the Business Advisor Programme?

The Business Advisor Programme is designed to help business owners become more confident and build ambition for their business.

The programme offers small to medium businesses throughout New Zealand a trade specific business advisor to work alongside them, free, one on one, for a period of up to 6 months (terms and conditions apply).

This is available in the specialist trades areas of Electrical, Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying, Roofing and Scaffolding.

How we can help

Skills will work alongside you, the business owner, to assist with your business. Our advisors are respected and passionate business leaders from the trades who talk the same language as you and offer support. They have been there and done that.

We want to listen and understand; why you are in business, what keeps you up at night and where you want to take the business.  

There is the opportunity for you to ask plenty of questions and even better the programme is free for up to 6 months.

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Case studies

A range of small businesses in the trades sector have been involved in Northland with the pilot of the Business Advisor Programme.

As a result of the programme business owners have reported numerous benefits including growth in their confidence, a better understanding of business opportunities and sustainable sales as well as better relationships with employees and suppliers.

Find out more about their experience with the Business Advisor Programme in the case studies below.

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Our advisors

Our advisors are respected and passionate business leaders from the trades who will talk the same language as you and offer support. They have been there and done that. 

All the business advisors have owned successful trade businesses, are local and have been involved in the industry and community for many years.  

We have advisors available throughout the country

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Supporters

This programme is supported through the country by a wide number of associations and companies who want to assist trade businesses and the New Zealand economy. If you would like to work with Skills please get in touch.

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FAQs

You’ve probably got a lot of questions by now, so take a look at our list of frequently asked questions. Here you’ll find information on everything from how to sign up, more about the advisors, through to the business associations you can join.

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Contact us

Getting started is easy, all you need to do is fill in the ‘contact us’ form and someone from the Business Advisor Programme will be in touch. So, what are you waiting for?

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