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 support towards achieving capability.

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is the MBIE Regional Business Partner (RBP) Growth Advisor for the region, 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 and 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 MBIE 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 RBP govt co-funding.

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MBIE Regional Business Partner Network

Connecting with resources and experts. Businesses may be eligible for RBP co-funding 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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Digital Boost

Government funded, NZ Digital Boost Program. Find help to learn practical digital skills that you can put into action straight away, and really boost your business.

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The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) makes doing business faster and easier. A globally unique identifier, available to every Kiwi business. Find or get your NZBN.

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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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Venture Timaru

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

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