Barista and Customers

Small Business

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


AdviceLine

AdviceLine

Free for members, AdviceLine provides business and legal advice to support you with your business queries and concerns.

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Advocacy

Advocacy

Amplify your voice and be heard. We’ll engage with you to ensure your views are presented to officials and decision-makers.

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Employment Relations

Employment Relations

Our in-house legal team can provide all he assistance you need to address any employment-related issues.

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Sustainability Support

Sustainability Support

Receive guidance and advice on implementing meaningful sustainability initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of your business.

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Training

Training

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.

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Networking

Networking

Mix and mingle with your peers in the local business community at our regular business and social events.

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Community

Community

Join the conversation on Trybz, our online community platform, to connect with others in the Southern business community.

Coming Soon
Business Support

Business Support

Develop your business and accelerate growth with targeted support, including grants and funding, research and development, business mentoring and much more.

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Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Take the hassle out of trades and apprenticeship recruitment and let us source the workforce you need.

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Grid Coffee Barista

It’s great to work with Business South and showcase local food products to the wider Business Community.

Grid Coffee

Upcoming Events


Starting Out On Sustainability: Workshop Series

06 Jul 2022

Get your business started on its sustainability journey with this workshop series led b...

Tradies Academy

06 Jul 2022

We fully get that at the best of times, being a tradie business owner is tough and with the addit...

Breakfast with David Seymour in Queenstown on "Real Change"

22 Jul 2022

ACT New Zealand is pleased to invite you to there 2022 event, with the theme of Real Change. It&r...

Dunedin Business Expo: Exhibitor Bookings

28 Jul 2022

The Dunedin Business Expo in partnership with the Otago Polytechnic and Otago Daily Times, provid...

July BA5: Dunedin Business Expo

28 Jul 2022

The Dunedin Business Expo provides a unique opportunity for business people to connect with other...

Dunedin Leadership Academy: Session 1 (1 of 8)

05 Aug 2022

This inspirational programme is the catalyst that ignites relationship building with like-minded ...

Annual Central Otago Golf Tournament in Alexandra

16 Sep 2022

We welcome your registration to be part of one of the highlights of our annual event calendar. Co...

Central Otago BA5 with Aurora Energy

20 Oct 2022

Aurora Energy owns and operates the electricity network in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown ...

A Sustainability Yarn

Canterbury Spinners, Oamaru.