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Business Support

Support of every kind.

There is support of every kind to help you establish or grow your business in South Canterbury. Industry hubs and organisations to help you develop sound decisions to accelerate your business and staff needs across the three districts of Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate.

Technology and product development is supported from concept to commercial reality. Connect with local, national or global experts in your field and find out quickly if your business is eligible for government co-funding towards cost of achieving capability.

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is an NZTE (New Zealand Trade & Enterprise) Growth Advisor, having partnership agreements with government organisations that can provide introductions to experts, and funding to help grow your business efficiently and effectively.

Assistance and guidance with recruitment, employment relations is readily available. Invest in your career or provide your staff with valued professional development opportunities. Choose from an extensive range of networking, training and coaching options throughout the year.

Links & Resources

Maximise your business success, upskill yourself and staff, access to experts and funding.

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce provides sound business advice, training, and is the pathway to NZTE Regional Business Partner network, other government funding and global experts.

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Business & Staff Training

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Training Directory. Specialised and in-house training also available. Member discounts, most eligible for NZTE co-funding.

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NZTE Regional Business Partners

Connecting with resources and experts. Businesses may be eligible for NZTE funding vouchers that can cover up to 50% of approved training costs. Are you eligible? Contact SC Chamber of Commerce.

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Callaghan Innovation R&D

Part of Regional Business Partner network, tailored R&D services, innovation skills development and R&D funding to help your business innovate and grow faster. Contact SC Chamber of Commerce.

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Business Mentors NZ

For start-ups and small business. Dedicated support from experienced Kiwi business experts. Confidential, one-on-one advice, guidance and fresh perspective Contact SC Chamber of Commerce.

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Export Assistance

No matter where you are on your journey going global, find tailored services to help reach your exporting goals.

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Property & Infrastructure

Buying or selling property; zoning, maps and compliance information across Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate Districts of South Canterbury.

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Aoraki Development

Economic development agency for Timaru District. Office 2 Sefton Street, Timaru.

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Business Support Businesses

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