All businesses can operate, provided they can meet the rules to operate safely. Businesses are still required to display the official QR codes for the NZ COVID Tracer app at all alert levels.
For more information, check out the business.govt.nz page for Workplace operations at COVID-19 alert levels
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Craft shop owner Robyn started selling online as the first COVID-19 lockdown eased. “The website keeps our doors open. It’s our storefront. Before all our customers were within a 10km radius. Now we’re growing.”
Café owner Jackie uses social media to attract customers, hone products, and boost orders of her specialty brownies.
Debi of Love Yoga switched to online classes during 2020’s COVID-19 lockdown. Now Debi offers in-person classes for those near her studio and online subscriptions for a growing yoga community around the world.
Becks of Farmer’s Daughter runs her design studio from her home on a Wairarapa farm. With designers also working remotely, Becks uses digital tools to map out clear processes.
Farm manager Kurt uses online systems to organise five workers spread across 1,500 hectares.
Café owner Jackie uses a digital point of sale system to track sales, reduce time spent on admin, and manage stock levels. Even from home, Jackie can tap into real-time information.
Furniture maker Guido uses accounting software to keep tabs on his business finances. And cash flow forecasting helps Guido feel confident about moving into a bigger workshop.
Farm manager Kurt uses a free messaging app to keep his team updated throughout the day. No need for morning meetings, no missed messages, and no more worries about radios being out of range.
Furniture maker Guido uses a basic project management tool to keep production running smoothly — and it’s dramatically reduced human error.
Kylie and Simon use online quoting and invoicing to streamline business operations and get a better work/life balance.
Sri and Robin use QR codes on each jar of honey to digitally share supply chain information.
Kylie and Simon switched from tracking workers’ hours in a diary to using a timesheet app.
Sri and Robin use their brand story to attract customers keen to buy high quality food products from small producers.
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