Small, but mighty.
Small businesses are creative, innovative and dynamic, and are key drivers of economic growth. In fact, small enterprise is often referred to as the ‘engine room of growth’.
Did you know…
Small enterprises represent over 97% of New Zealand firms, and more than half of all Business South members.
How We Can Help
Free for members, AdviceLine provides business and legal advice to support you with your business queries and concerns.Learn More
Amplify your voice and be heard. We’ll engage with you to ensure your views are presented to officials and decision-makers.Learn More
Our in-house legal team can provide all he assistance you need to address any employment-related issues.Learn More
Receive guidance and advice on implementing meaningful sustainability initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of your business.Learn More
Access a wide range of professional development programmes to take your business to the next level – including bespoke courses for you, delivered on your turf.Learn More
Mix and mingle with your peers in the local business community at our regular business and social events.Learn More
Join the conversation on Trybz, our online community platform, to connect with others in the Southern business community.Coming Soon
Develop your business and accelerate growth with targeted support, including grants and funding, research and development, business mentoring and much more.Learn More
Take the hassle out of trades and apprenticeship recruitment and let us source the workforce you need.Learn More
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The Grand Business South Awards 2023 Gala Dinner
Join us at The Grand Business South Awards 2023 Gala Dinner to celebrate the remarkable achieveme...
Business Health Check Launches
Today we're excited to launch our newest service offering: the Business Health Check - Te oranga ō tō pakihi.
Homestay Hosts Needed
Study Dunedin is looking for local families who are willing to host an international student in their home and involve them in their family life and the local culture.
Exports Crucial to NZ Economy: ExportNZ Pre-Election Report Released
ExportNZ’s 2023 pre-election report sets out the state of play for the sector and invites the next government to collaborate further on the challenges facing businesses.
Abalro Nominated for YES Alumni Awards - Voting Open
Dunedin Young Enterprise Scheme 2021 finals winners, Abalro have been nominated for the Young Enterprise Scheme's Alumni Awards.
Preens Partner with ECCA to Continue to Reduce Emissions
Preens have been monitoring their carbon footprint for 10 years and has been benchmarking themselves within the Apparelmaster network. After working closely with local company Ahikā Consulting, they have put a carbon reduction plan in place.
New HR Advisory Service Exclusively Available to Members
Business South have announced their newest Accredited Service Delivery (ASD) partner Logan HR – a local team of professional Human Resource Consultants, who offer a pragmatic and commercial approach to their advice ensuring it is clear, concise and solutions-based.
Young Enterprise Scheme Student Fuelling Teenagers’ Lifestyles … and Learning
Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) student, Olivia Edmonds is embarking on an exciting entrepreneurial journey as she prepares to take her business to market.
Applications to Initiate Bargaining for an FPA
Ten applications to initiate bargaining for a Fair Pay agreement have been lodged to date.
Quarterly Southern Business Survey Results: May 2023
The results for our Quarterly Southern Business Confidence Survey (May 2023) reveal business expectations of the strength of the Southern economy continue to improve, however increased cost pressures, labour market constraints and compliance requirements remain as barriers to growth and productivity for businesses.