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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Central Otago BA5 - Hosted By Findex
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Retail New Zealand Social Club - Dunedin
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Waitaki BA5 Design Federation
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Annual Central Otago Golf Tournament - Alexandra
We welcome your registration to be part of one of the highlights of our annual event calendar. Co...
Westpac Smart Series: Michael Gordon, Acting Chief Economist - Westpac NZ
Michael Gordon is currently the Acting Chief Economist for Westpac in NZ. He has been part of Wes...
Maximising Older Worker Participation in Aotearoa NZ: Insights & Implications Seminars
The shape of NZ's workforce is changing. Today one in three workers are aged 50 and over. The num...
Central Otago BA5: Hosted by Aurora Energy
Come along to this BA5 hosted by the Aurora Energy team to find out more about the electricity ne...
Waste Minimisation Funding Available
The Dunedin City Council offers Waste Minimisation Innovation and Development (Commercial) Grants for businesses who are working on waste minimisation!
Regional Business Case Study: 222 Photographic Studios
It’s no secret that the events market has been one of the hardest hit during covid times. Constant booking, postponement/cancellations for two years and counting.
Regional Business Case Study: Arrowtown Motel Apartments
Having someone come in as a third party who had the time and background to understand the business and complete an objective assessment and critique the business has been amazing.
Regional Business Partner Case Study: Black Sheep
The team are really happy in a safe and secure space which I am so happy with. It has been a really nice pivot for us to focus on the staff so much with the gift of time COVID has given us.
Does tourism matter to you Dunedin?
Here’s a chance to have your say.
Independent research company Angus & Associates are working with the Dunedin City Council (Enterprise Dunedin) to find out what Dunedin people want (and don’t want) the future of tourism in the greater Dunedin area to look like.
Regional Business Partner Case Study: Addstaff Ltd
The support has been amazing, and we are so grateful to have been able to access assistance to help us through this time. We have new, updated systems and contracts now, which will help us for a long time to come.