COVID-19: Business Support

Biz Hub Helpline

If you’re a business owner or organisation that has been affected by COVID-19, you can contact the Biz Hub helpline to arrange a meeting (over the phone or digitally) with one of the Business Advisors to discuss how you are affected by COVID-19 and what support you need.

The Business Advisors will then provide direction and advice on how to get this support, by connecting you with key providers and Government agencies, such as IRD and Work and Income, as well as helping you understand how to better utilise your current providers.

We can also help you plan for a post-COVID-19 world and ensure you have a business plan in place for when the lockdown is lifted.

This is free of charge and accessible to any business or organisation in the Bay of Plenty.

  • If you are based in the Western Bay of Plenty, and you want to gain free support from a Business Advisor, please contact 0800 BIZ HUB (0800 249 482) or
  • If you are based in Central Bay of Plenty, please contact Linda on 021 837 8222 or
  • If you are based in Eastern Bay of Plenty, please contact 07 219 3827 or

Virtual Training Webinars

We are offering a series of FREE digital training courses over the coming weeks. Suitable for everyone, from business owners to employees, these are to help you upskill and support you through COVID-19.

Click here to review our full calendar of events. 


Businesses Helping Businesses (B2B Support)

We want to connect  businesses with other opportunities and businesses, to help you get the support you need. This includes where to get financial advice and budget planning services, webinars on wellbeing, contacts for community organisations and much more.

Click here to view our directory.

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