• I want to find funding assistance to grow my business

If you are looking at grants and incentives that are currently available elsewhere to help grow your business, you may wish to check through the guide to grants and incentives at business.govt.nz. These include funding options for training and business development, as well as export finance guarantees to assist exporters. You can also call 0800 42 49 46 to speak to the business.govt.nz team directly.

• I am looking for information on a specific export market

Have you checked the information on our website? We have a wealth of information about export markets packed with facts, figures, tips and other insights designed to help you research a market and prepare your business for market entry.

• I want to find work in New Zealand

If you’re currently based in New Zealand, you can find most vacancies on online careers sites. If you are interested in working with companies focused on a particular overseas market or a particular industry, contacting business councils or business chambers, or local industry associations, is a useful way to locate contacts and find opportunities.

If you’re considering immigrating to New Zealand for work, the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce, in association with New Zealand Immigration, administer a website called New Kiwis, which helps connect skilled migrants with New Zealand companies.

• I want to sell my products or services to buyers in New Zealand

We recommend working with your country’s trade or export development agency if you are seeking assistance to export products or services to New Zealand.

• I want to start up or develop my business in New Zealand


If you are starting out in business in New Zealand, one of the best places to start is the Biz Information Service, provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and supported by NZTE. This service provides information and advice, including important compliance and regulatory information, for people starting a new business or looking to grow an existing business. To access this service call Bizinfo on 0800 42 49 46 or visit www.business.govt.nz.