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All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1

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

New tools popular with Kiwi businesses

In the midst of the coping with all things COVID-19 last year, you may have missed some of the new and updated tools we launched to help small businesses. Explore these resources and see how they can help you hit your goals in 2021.

New content tailored for small businesses

Do business online

COVID-19 created a need for small businesses to explore their digital opportunities. Together with a range of partners, we released new resources to help you do business online. These new resources have been used more than 25,000 times in the six months since launch. 

Do business online(external link) 

We’ve also created videos showing how Kiwi businesses have embraced the digital world in the new Digital Boost Spotlight Series videos. 

Watch Spotlight Series videos(external link)

Funding Explorer tool

This award-winning tool helps you compare different funding options and find out more about which might best suit your business. Kiwi businesses have used this tool 10,000 times. 

After answering a short set of questions, you get a personalised list of possible funding types. You can then compare these, based on:

  • any costs involved
  • effort needed to get funding
  • level of risk/uncertainty.

Funding Explorer(external link)

Mature-age workers toolkit

As the population ages and more people work later in life, New Zealand’s workforce will include more people aged 50-plus. And it makes good business sense to employ people of variety of ages. 

This toolkit helps you hire, develop and retain workers aged 50-plus. It includes:

  • skills assessment to see where knowledge sits in your business
  • learning and skills policy, with an emphasis on on-the-job learning
  • case studies
  • tips on leading age-diverse workers, from young to older
  • quiz on flexible working in your business
  • job ad worksheet to help you keep an open mind and find great candidates.

Mature-age workers toolkit

Cash Flow Forecaster tool

Our revamped cash flow forecasting tool can help you stay on top of your finances and how your cash flow might change over the next 12 months. 

After adding details about your business’s finances, you get a graph highlighting likely changes in your cash flow and cash in hand. It’s a good way to gauge your business health. 

Cash Flow Forecaster(external link)

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