Small-Medium Enterprise Development


Thank you to everyone that expressed interest in our new SME programme for 2018. Keep an eye on this page for updates on our whānau smashing it in the business world. 



  •     NWO whānau wealth prosperity strategy 

  •     Great support opportunity 

    •    50 billion Māori economy - SME contribution approx. 17%  

  •     Leverage existing relationships 


  •   2018 pilot year - 5 x start ups/2 x Emerging business 

  •     SME's owned/controlled by NWO registered adult members 

  •     External reviewers make recommendations on whether business ready or further planning required 

  •    Second tier support given through business mentoring for those that miss out on year one opportunity 


  •    Support structure for emerging whānau business 

  •    provides access to partners who are engaged in the scheme 

  •     Involves support (accounting/tax), finance, office space, partner opportunities


        The program "will not" 

    •     Run the business 

    •     Be involved in decision making 

    •     provide businesses/ideas/contracts 

    •    Contribute capital cash




Any further enquiries please contact:
Jamie Cook

Business Development Manager 


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