Dear Guest

Well, first of all I have to congratulate not only the winners and finalists at the recent North Canterbury Business Awards, but everyone who was involved. What a fabulous event, showcasing the very best of our local business community. All of the businesses who were in the running were very deserving of their place at the Gala Evening, and the quality of the businesses who entered was incredible; reminding us all that North Canterbury is a great place to do business.

Read on to find out more about what's going on in this thriving business community as we start heading towards the tail end of the year.

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

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Business Updates & Advice

Business Training & Events

Is your business ready to grow, but you're not sure how to go about it? Do you wish you could sit down with seasoned business professionals and get tips and insight into growing your business wisely and increasing your profit? This is the course for you >> 


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Learn the tips and tricks that will make Xero easy to use, help you understand your accounts, and enable you to make informed decisions for your business in this half-day course run by local Xero partners, BizBooks.
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In Other News

  • The new Silverstream Medical Centre is opening its doors to the public today (Friday) from 4pm-6pm for residents to have a look and meet the staff. Pop down and check out the newest business in Silverstream. 

  • ENC would like to welcome our newest staff member, Tania Emmett who has taken on the role of Business Centre Manager, replacing Lynley McDougall. 

  • Waimakariri District Libraries members can now access for free. This online resource has an incredible amount of useful articles and tutorials on all sorts of topics, including business, social media marketing and other things that might be useful to owners of small businesses. Find out more on page 5 of the latest issue of the Waimakariri District Council’s Chatter newsletter  

  • The North Canterbury Business Expo is taking place at the Rangiora Baptist Church from 10am-4pm on September 22. With a wide range of North Canterbury businesses on display, expo-only specials and amazing prize draws, the event is not to be missed. Visit the Expo website to find out who is exhibiting and get more information.

  • We recently sat down with one of ENC's Sponsors - Hellers - to discuss the ins and outs of exporting. Read the Hellers exporting case study here >> 

  • We enjoyed this article by the team at Actually Useful on when to recruit an expert to build a website vs. when to do it yourself.

ENC Sponsor Profile

Spark Business Canterbury has been a loyal Silver Sponsor of the ENC Business Centre since its inception, and is also proud to have sponsored the recent North Canterbury Business Awards, where they sponsored the Innovation category. Spark Business Canterbury is a locally owned and operated business dedicated to looking after Canterbury SME’s telecommunications needs in partnership with Spark Business. They provide an expert local service with a team that works to understand your business needs and tailor a communication package that suits. 


Your Online Tip

21 Facebook Tips & Tricks
We're talking about the biggest and oldest social media platform again this month - Facebook. Why? Because it is such an incredible and cost effective marketing tool for small businesses. And even if you're already marketing on the social media giant, this great list from Hootsuite gives a bunch of tips, tricks and tools for optimising your Facebook marketing. 

Business Service Partners

Corcoran French
You have a small to medium sized business - the backbone of the New Zealand economy. You face various legal challenges. Because Corcoran French is in the same boat, they understand. Corcoran French is a team of local lawyers, based in Kaiapoi, offering effective solutions and peace of mind.
Give them a call today for support, advice and solutions to your legal issues. 
This month we welcome new Business Service Partner Solutions Online. Kaiapoi-based Solutions Online delivers all of your website development, online marketing and digital image solutions, ensuring you get 'The Web the Way you Want It'.

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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