Other Business Support The Rangitikei District Council recognises the varying ways in which different businesses add value to the region, and aims to help new and existing business in tangible ways. Under the Rangitikei District Council ‘Rates Remission Policy’, incentives can be awarded to new and expanding businesses. There are ten specific objectives and criteria under this policy. Rates Remission Policy Furthermore, the Rangitikei District Council has the ability to waiver or reduce the consent costs if a new or existing business meets the criteria. Policy on Reducing or Waiving fees for Internal Consent Costs The Rangitikei District is spoilt for high quality support agencies and networks to help you, no matter what stage of business you are at. Due to our geographical position we are fortunate to benefit from involvement with both the Manawatu and Whanganui agencies and networks. Building Clever Companies Phone: 06 353 3100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.thebcc.co.nz/ BCC are New Zealand’s specialist business development organization for startups in agriculture, agritech and agrifood. They also use their expertise in tech transfer, startups and investment to help entrepreneurs and innovators take products to market. They offer a wide range of services – Accelerator Programmes, Annual Competitions (worth cash and services), Business Model Tools, Market Validation and Start Up Weekends. Vision Manawatu Phone: 06 350 1830 Email: email@example.com Web: www.visionmanawatu.org.nz Committed to growing and developing the Manawatu region, including Rangitikei. Vision Manawatu are passionate about business – a key to the development of our region and helping to develop our communities, to help build a better future. Vision Manawatu offers advice to those starting up business and help to those growing their business. They have many networking opportunities and offer business mentoring through Business Mentors NZ. Vision Manawatu is part of The Regional Business Partner network that helps New Zealand businesses innovate and grow by making it easier to access early stage business support. Through The Regional Business Partner Network you can apply for NZTE Capability Development Vouchers to use as partial payment towards the cost of capability development and training in the following areas: Business Planning, Business Systems, Business Sustainability, Capital Raising, Export, Finance, Governance, Lean Manufacturing/Business Operations, Managing Resources and Marketing. Vision Manawatu have also partnered with Callaghan Innovation, a government agency created to help improve your chances of turning research and development into market success, with a focus on technology. They have a range of services to make your road to success easier, faster and less risky. Manawatu Chamber of Commerce and Whanganui Chamber of Commerce Manawatu Phone: 06 213 9877 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.manawatuchamber.co.nz Whanganui Phone: 06 345 0080 Email: email@example.com Web: www.whanganuichamber.net.nz Whether you’re just getting started in business, taking your enterprise to the next level or going global with your product or service, the right connection, support and advice will fast-track your success. By joining the Chamber of Commerce you’ll have access to network events, business savings and business support and advice that will give you a solid platform from which to grow your business. Community Groups that Support Business Below are links to Rangitikei groups that support community and businesses, and organize Business After 5 (BA5) networking meetings Taihape Community Development Trust Project Marton Bulls and District Community Trust Rotary Helpful Websites for Businesses Below are links general websites that may have useful information for you www.business.govt.nzwww.newzealandnow.govt.nzwww.cab.org.nzwww.ird.govt.nz Infometrics www.infometrics.co.nz Infometrics is a company that helps its clients make sense of economic problems and provides industry, regional and general economic analysis and forecasts that can assist business in making their planning, policy and strategic decisions. They assist their clients in understanding the economic forces which affect their businesses or organisations. New Zealand Fire Service www.fireandemergency.nz/ The New Zealand Fire Service offers a great resource to business by assisting with evacuation schemes, fire alarm connection, fire safety advise for the work place and building owners with fire safety requirements. The Building Act 2004 requires Building Consent Authorities to send certain building consent applications to the NZ Fire Service for comment. The engineering department unit of the Fire Service will review the consent and provide a memorandum back to the Building Consent Authority. Digital Connections Fibre connection is an important factor for business. We are working with providers to ensure the Rangitikei is connected to the fastest internet available. To learn more read our Digital Enablement Plan. This website is not all inclusive, for further information and help make an appointment to meet one of our friendly Business Support Managers to talk about your exciting future. We look forward to working with you to bring your future aspirations to fruition in the Rangitikei!