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Welcome to Business South


Business South is your Southern business association.

We champion the interests of Southern business, ensuring your voice is represented locally, regionally and nationally. We are proud to provide a wide range of services, support, training and networking opportunities for businesses of all sizes, at all stages of the business lifecycle.

Helping you accelerate growth

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Business Health Check

How healthy is your business?

Do our FREE Healtcheck - designed to give you a read on the fundamental areas of your business, and identify areas that might need some more attention.

Part of a wider community

Stronger Together

When you join Business South, you also become part of an expansive national business network with expertise in all areas of business.

As a collective, our voices are amplified. We engage directly with decision-makers, meeting regularly with the Prime Minister, Government Ministers, MPs and other officials to champion your interests and to stay ahead of developments that affect business.

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Business Health Check

Fine-tune your business with this quick and easy online and FREE assessment.

How healthy is your business?
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Phone App

Its been a long time in the making, we are delighted to announce our Members-Only Discount App!

Members App
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Our Calendar

Keep in the loop with What's On in the South

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2degrees joins as Enterprise Partner

We are thrilled to announce that 2degrees has teamed up with Business South as an enterprise partner, bringing a great offer exclusively to our members.

2degrees joins as an Enterprise Partner

of businesses believe their region is focusing on the right kinds of projects and initiatives to ensure a vibrant and sustainable business community.

of businesses are clear what their region will be known for in 10 years' time.

of businesses believe there is a clear vision and aspiration for their region that is well articulated and understood.

Who are you?

At Business South, we support a wide array of organisations, people and communities.

Who are you?

At Business South, we support a wide array of organisations, people and communities.


Also take a look at our other testimonials

Flash Sale - 48 hours only | 26-27 June

In collaboration with Business Canterbury, we are offering all of our HR Resources, Policy Templates and Toolkits for one incredibly low price. For only 48 hours on the 26th and 27th of June. 

Major health and safety consultation begins

BusinessNZ is supportive of the consultation on work health and safety announced by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety.

Incorporated Societies Act - Regulations Update Recording

If you are on a board or committee of an incorporated society, or work for one, this seminar recording is for you. 

What the 2024/25 Budget means for our region

As we delve into the fiscal outlook for 2024/25, it’s clear that we’re in for a period of careful financial management. With the smallest operating allowance since 2017, the government faces a tight fiscal environment that demands prudent expenditure control. 

Accelerate your business with the healthcheck

At Business South, we understand the challenges you face and have developed a handy tool to help you gauge your business's health and identify areas for growth.

Meet Heidi Renata - Host for the AI Summit

Heidi Renata is the Co-founder and CEO of INNOV8HQ, has received various accolades throughout her career, including one of Vodafone's Top Business Leaders, the Otago Daily Times Business Leader of the Year in 2022 and Programme of the Year in 2023 for her Mana Rangatahi Programme.

Treasury Seminar - Productivity in a Changing World

This seminar looked at the positive and negative influences on productivity growth, looking at evidence from around the world

Bath Street Upgrade

Construction work has begun on the Bath Street Pipe Upgrade project. Read the latest. 

Cross-party consensus has been achieved on climate adaptation

New Zealand’s political leaders have reached a notable consensus on climate adaptation, spearheaded by the Minister of Climate Change. This cross-party agreement is set to significantly influence how Aotearoa New Zealand prepares for and respond to climate change.

Central Otago Business Community Unites Under Business South Central Otago (BSCO)

The Central Otago business community now has a unified voice and a dedicated platform for growth and support with the establishment of Business South Central Otago (BSCO).