Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Small Business Days kick off in Wellington


Small Business Days kick off in Wellington


Small Business Day New Zealand, to be held in Wellington this Friday, will kick off a series of 24 Small Business Day events around the country.

Minister for Small Business John Tamihere says the Small Business Days will build existing relationships and establish new ones between Government and the small business sector.

"I want our business heroes to be applauded in the same way that we applaud our sports heroes. Small Business Days will celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of small business." Small Business Day New Zealand, Wellington, 13 February Breakfast (8.30am - 10.30am, Grand Hall, Parliament) A business breakfast will welcome contributors and small business participants to the Small Business Day New Zealand launch. Prime Minister Helen Clark will deliver the breakfast speech. Small Business Pulse (10.30am – 4.00pm, Wellington Convention Centre)

Businesses participating in Small Business Pulse book in for a free 15-minute question and answer session with experienced business people. Businesspeople can bring along their new idea or current business challenge and receive advice from the best in the business. Small Business Seminars (10.30am – 4.00pm, Wellington Convention Centre) A free interactive and educational seminar series will run throughout the Small Business Day: 10.30am – 11.15am Seminar 1: Managing your relationships – networking (The Open Polytechnic) 10.30am-11.15am Seminar 2: Making energy work for your business (Genesis) 11.15-noon Seminar 3: The role of technology in achieving successful work/life balance (Vodafone) 11.15-noon Seminar 4: From business survival to excellence (Justin Lane, Westpac) 1.15-1.50pm Seminar 5: Managing yourself and your people as your business grows (opening speaker Keith MacGregor, director of personnel psychology, NZ Limited) 1.15-1.50pm Seminar 6: Getting the best out of your business advisor (Business in the Community) 2-2.45pm Seminar 7: Growing your business – services for SMEs (NZTE) 2-2.45pm Seminar 8: Business scams – business safety (Patrick Catamoule and Liz Butterfield) 3-3.45pm Seminar 9: You are not alone – tips to help you and your family succeed in business (Grant Thornton) 3-3.45pm Semianr 10: A beginner's guide to good employment relations (Cara Takitimu, employment relations mediator, Department of Labour)

Lunchtime Inspiration (12.10-1pm, Michael Fowler Centre)

Featuring inspirational businesspeople – Sunglasses Store founder Regan Wood and caterer extraordinaire Ruth Pretty.

Small Business Expo (All day, Wellington Convention Centre)

An exhibition by small businesses, Government and business-related organisations of their goods and services (free and open to the public).

Small Business Buzz (10.30am – 2pm, Wellington Convention Centre)

Exhibitions by Wellington small businesses Small Business Cocktail Party - sponsored by KPMG - (4.00pm – 6.30pm, Town Hall Auditorium) A speech by Minister for Small Business John Tamihere outlining his vision and plans for small business, and a cocktail party provide the platform for government, business leaders and small business to network and further discuss the issues brought up during the visits to small businesses.

Further information on the Small Business Days series is available at http://www.smallbusiness.med.govt.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Press Conference: Pike Re-Entry Agency

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine.

The Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa, will be officially established on 31 January 2018 and will work with the Pike River families with the intention of manned entry of the drift before March 2019. More>>

 

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election