Business Kick Starter

Business Kick Starter Programme - registrations for this programme are FULL. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified about our next Kick Starter programme later in the year, please contact [email protected] 

Five evening workshops over five weeks – for FREE. 

Run by local business experts, Kick Starter teaches business basics to get your new business off to the right start. Learn REAL business basics from REAL business owners. Spaces are limited to 25 participants, registrations are essential.


> Introduction to Self-employment  - Dan Yorke
> Figure out the legal stuff  - Di Crawford
> Branding - Sara Reid
> Sales & Marketing -Rachel Klaver
> Business Planning & Growth - Terry Sage

Whether your passion is baking cakes, flying drones, art, dog walking, supporting the community, or writing blogs; These business basics apply to most industries.

What Can You Expect?

A start-up programme for those looking at, or new to, self-employment. Workshops are presented and run by five fabulous mentors, who each will take you through a two-hour workshop one evening a week for five weeks. Workshops will cover off essential business basics for new businesses,  such as self-employment versus employment, legal and accounting aspects, marketing and branding, sales, business planning, and growth. You can expect to come away with a foundation of business basics that will better your chances of business survival and success.

Your Commitment:

You will need to commit to two hours a week, for five weeks. 

These two-hour sessions will be held from 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm one evening each week for 5 weeks.
In registering and participating in this programme, you agree to keep anything shared by other attendees confidential.

When: Each Tuesday evening, for five weeks:

Tuesday 5th October 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 12th October 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 19th October 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 26th October 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 2nd November 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm


Where: The Orchard Business and Event Hub, Level One, 35 Walton Street, Whangarei.

Who should apply?
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-ups
  • New Businesses
  • Sole traders
  • Small-medium business owners who need to work on business basics
  • If you are new to business and need more knowledge
  • People who want to be part of a structured program to support their first steps into starting a business
  • People who want to learn basics while developing their business idea

About the speakers:

Thank you to our sponsors for making this happen.