Dear Guest

Here at ENC we are excited to announce that we will be running our feature training course of the year, in partnership with BDO, in September. If your business is experiencing growth then you need to change up your strategy, prepare for structured growth and reap the benefits. We've had some incredible feedback from previous attendees of this course: click here to take a look at what they had to say, or book yourself in for this fantastic opportunity here.  

Diversity, innovation, celebration and events all feature in this month's newsletter, highlighting how our busy region just keeps getting better and better for business owners, investors and individuals alike. 

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

Business Headlines

The Accelerator Business Growth Series, organised by ENC and facilitated by BDO, will run again in September. ENC Business Development Manager Miles Dalton says the course is vital for businesses looking to grow. 
Read the full story here >>   

"The course was absolutely brilliant; the best course I've ever done.  Everything I'm doing in my business is influenced by everything I learnt on the course." 
Quote from past attendee, Simon Rutherford, KORE.


Business Updates & Advice

Business Training & Events

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Stop marketing your business reactively and sporadically, and get started on a clear strategy that you can confidently use to promote yourself. We will show you the process...
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In Other News

  • The Hurunui District Council is proposing to manage the Three Waters Services under one bylaw that will manage water supply, stormwater, wastewater and trade waste. The Council is also proposing to manage the risk of backflow to the water supply with a policy. View the full information document here >>

  • The North Canterbury Business Expo is on September 22nd from 10am. Rangiora Promotions is hoping to attract over 1,000 attendees and is now inviting local businesses to participate in the event by showcasing your business and sharing your knowledge, passion and skills with the attendees. Click here to view the registration form or view the event information on Facebook.

  • The Waimakariri District Council is seeking feedback on the new Draft Kaiapoi Town centre Plan. Visit their website to read the full plan and find out about public drop-in sessions. And if you missed our own Miles Dalton, along with Simon Hart and Andrew Wenborn talking about the plans on RNZ last week, you can listen to the full interview here.

  • The Waimakariri District Council is also seeking feedback from the public on their proposal to redesign the layout of Flaxton Road. Find out more or submit your feedback here >> 

  • The Waimakariri Event Fund is now open. Are you wanting to start a new event in the Waimakariri? Are you trying to grow an existing event in the Waimakariri? Applications are now being invited to apply for funding for event promotion or coordination in our district that clearly demonstrate economic and/or community benefit to the Waimakariri District. Applications close on August 31st, 2018. Check out the criteria and apply online here or contact Melanie Cox at Visit Waimakariri on (03) 327 5731 or Waimakariri Event Fund is Waimakariri District Council funding administered by Enterprise North Canterbury.

  • Ravenswood Developments has practical completion of Stage 1A of the Ravenswood subdivision and has made an application for 224c from Council. Once this is approved by Council, they can apply to LINZ for titles. There are only four lots left for sale in Stage 1A and Ravenswood is running a free fuel promotion for Stage 1B for the rest of August. 

  • Do you have an intriguing story to tell about your business and about where it comes from? Do you need high quality video content to help tell your story? NZStory’s Creative Collective – Ngā Kaihautū Ataata - has selected a group of quality video production partners, and are also offering co-funding assistance for eligible businesses to help with the cost of bringing your story to life. Find out more here >>  

  • Ray White Morris & Co has released its market update for April to June 2018, outlining the number of properties sold in North Canterbury and the median property price for the quarter. View the full snapshot here >> 

ENC Sponsor Profile

BDO is a full service accounting firm that specialises in servicing small to medium size businesses. Their broad range of services ensures they have experts able to advise on all aspects of your business, including strategy, taxation, budgeting, valuation, succession planning, information systems, and much more. As a long term Silver Sponsor of the ENC Business Centre, BDO says “We have a large number of staff and clients living in North Canterbury and are proud to sponsor the Business Centre and enjoy supporting North Canterbury businesses to achieve their potential.” BDO has been backing business through strong business advisory services, rural accounting, audit, and tax for over 30 years.

Your Online Tip

10 Social Media Tips for Small Business
We're going back to basics this month, with a starter guide for small business owners looking to enter the world of social media marketing. This helpful blog from Hootsuite covers all of the basics such as which platforms you should be on, how to create a social media plan, how to get to know your audience and lots more.

Business Service Partners

BNZ Bank
Our partner BNZ Bank offers a wide range of support for businesses of all sizes. Their business specialists include property specialists, small business managers, acquisition managers, commercial managers, agri managers, international specialists and many more. Give BNZ a call today to find out what they can do for your business. 

IT Simply 

The explosion of cloud delivered applications makes it an exciting time for businesses and North Canterbury-based IT Simply enjoys working with their clients to design IT solutions that deliver tangible business outcomes. Contact the IT Simply team today to discuss how they can reduce cost and improve efficiency and accuracy in your business.

About Business Service Partners

We work with all of our business service partners to promote their services and connect them with relevant clients via promotion in our newsletter and website, through our popular ‘Talk with the Experts’ sessions and via direct introductions. If you would like to find out more about becoming a business service partner, please contact Miles Dalton.


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