Ōtorohanga District Council partners with Te Waka's Business Growth Team to offer free business support service to local businesses.
The service offers support for start-ups plus advice on business expansion, export market development, research and development funding and product development.
The service is based out of Waikato Innovation Park, Ruakura in Hamilton and travels to Ōtorohanga once a month.
Te Waka business growth services are aimed at helping businesses gain knowledge, connect with the right people, and grow.
Services include a free business needs assessment to support business growth plans, along with free access to the government funding programmes offered by NZTE and Callaghan Innovation and Business Mentors New Zealand.
About Te Waka
Te Waka is the Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency, tasked with making a difference for people in the Waikato region. We make that difference through action and impact-focused economic development.
As the region’s economic development agency we will deliver on high-level objectives for our region:
1. Lift economic performance across the Waikato region
2. Attract, retain and grow investment, talent and business across the region
3. Champion and provide one voice for economic and business needs and opportunities across the region
We are about enabling, collaborating and making a difference through high-impact targeted projects and action.
The Waikato Regional Economic Development Programme 2018-2022 can be viewed on our website.
We also deliver the Regional Business Partner programme supporting small to medium enterprises with free business advice and support.