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Business Growth

Soda is the Waikato's Regional Business Partner

Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses seeking support for their growth journey.

At Soda we understand the complexities of being a business owner or manager. As the Waikato’s Regional Business Partner provider, we have specialist Business Growth Advisors available to help business owners and key managers identify needs and opportunities to grow their business.

Our Business Growth Advisors can help you identify the challenges and opportunities facing your business and tailor a best-fit solution.

How we can help you

Following an initial consultation with one of our expert Business Growth Advisors, we can connect you with a range of services and support to help you build your capability, grow your business, achieve your goals and create success. If you are eligible, you can meet with the Soda team for a free discovery session to discuss your business needs.

This service is available for Waikato business owners, business managers and key decision makers. Please note that this support is for established registered businesses only, not startups.

Your business may be eligible for the RBP Capability Development Fund, where up to 50% of the cost of your training and development is covered by the RBP programme. This is capped at $5,000 per annum.

This can be in the form of training workshops, courses and/or coaching for training in:

  • business planning
  • business systems
  • business sustainability
  • capital raising
  • export
  • finance
  • governance
  • lean manufacturing / business operations
  • managing resources
  • marketing

Find out if you are eligible for this funding below.

Who should apply?

To be eligible for these services, your business must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be based in the Waikato region•
  • Have less than 50 full-time employees•
  • Be GST-registered in New Zealand•
  • Be operating in a commercial environment i.e. currently trading•
  • Is privately owned or is a Māori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, or be a similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership.•
  • You must be registered with the Regional Business Network. If you haven’t registered yet please register here.

If you answered yes to all of the above, please fill in the form below.

To talk to a Business Growth Advisor please complete the form below and one of the team will be in touch.

What our clients say

For a new business, training costs are often out of reach. The financial assistance from the Regional Business Partner programme enabled Cosana to provide our staff with the training they needed to upskill. Dealing with Soda was too easy! Anna made the process really simple, and I’d absolutely recommend other businesses make the most of the RBP programme and available funding.”

- Chris Bowman, Cosana CEO

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