The Westpac Business Growth Grant programme forms part of a nation-wide focus to help small to medium (SME) size businesses that have plans to grow.
If your business has been operating successfully (with a turnover of anywhere up to $5 million) and you’ve got a plan to grow, then a Westpac Business Growth Grant could help you reach your goal.
Through the Westpac Business Growth Grant programme, we’re making cash investment, consultancy, and support available to selected New Zealand based businesses to help provide the springboard that they need.
10 businesses will receive up to one day’s worth of free business consultancy across a variety of chosen topics
The top 6 finalists will attend the Nurture Change Business Retreat in Fiji on 11-15 November where they can take time out to focus working on their business with a range of experts and business leaders including Sir Graham Henry and Victoria Crone, MD Xero.
The overall winner will also receive a $40,000 Westpac Business Growth Grant and $10,000 worth of advertising (GST inclusive)
Innovative businesses and the self- employed are part of New Zealand’s DNA, with more than 450,000 SMEs nationwide - underlining their importance to our economy.
Maintaining financial viability and creating sustained growth is a tough challenge when you’re running your own business. Finding time to plan is not easy, reviewing how the business is set up costs money and understanding what type of marketing might best attract potential customers is yet another challenge.
We understand those hurdles when you want to grow your business and have established the Westpac Business Growth Grant programme. The purpose is to provide a package of expert business consultancy to 10 Kiwi businesses to help them achieve their goals, to offer the top 6 finalists the opportunity to attend the Nurture Change Business Retreat in Fiji (11 – 15 November 2015) and to provide a $50k investment into the overall winner’s business, made up of $40k cash and a $10k worth of advertising.