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Kick Start Your Business Workshops

Thinking about starting a business, not sure where to start and want something quick?  This FREE practical short business programme could be for you.
Register here.

Workshop Duration:  4 hours
​Presenter: Get ahead with Susan Piket

Next programmes:
Barbican Training Centre, Stoke, Nelson Tuesday 16 February 2016, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Blenheim To be advised
Richmond To be advised

To enrol, please get in touch with Nelson Tasman Business Trust at  or contact us.

Cost to you: NIL

Eligibility and Entry Requirements
Open to all NZ residents exploring a business idea or new to business.  You must be accepted and registered by Nelson Tasman Business Trust.
Contact Nelson Tasman Business Trust direct at or phone 03-539 0824.  Alternatively contact us or call us on 03-547 6138 for more help.

What will I get from this programme?

This is a short half-day course.  It is designed for new business owners and potential business owners.  The aim of the programme is to provide practical assistance in planning a successful business.  This programme will help you make decisions about whether you should start a business, and is delivered in conjunction with Nelson Tasman Business Trust.

What will I learn?
  • Unlock the secrets of business success
  • How to plan a winning business
  • Understand key business compliance requirements
  • How to avoid the business failure trap

How much will the course cost me?
Best of all, the programme is FREE.  There are no charges for participants.  This is a fully funded programme offered through the Nelson Tasman Business Trust.

Where and when can I do the pre-start up course?
This programme is delivered in Nelson and Blenheim throughout the year. 

What further opportunities are there?
From the Business Start Up short course, you could move on to the Certificate in Small Business Management or Certificate in Money Management.

Yes, please register me for your next Business Start Up workshop

Unsure?  Contact us or call us on 03-547 6138 for more help.

Our purpose

Learning for a better future
Providing practical and relevant training programmes

Our values

We do it together
It's all about teamwork
We all win Mutually beneficial relationships
We answer to each other We do what is fair and right



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t: +64 3 547 6138