General Business Support

The following links provide practical advice and support for businesses that are established or are establishing. Links to exporting are also provided here.

Hamilton Central Business Association

The Hamilton Central Business Association represents all businesses in the central city ranging from retail shops to restaurants to professional services. They aim to enhance the success of central city business, create meaningful business connections and promote the benefits of being located in Hamilton's central city.

Waikato Chamber of Commerce

The Waikato Chamber of Commerce provides events and training and dissemination of information, and are active in the local and national communities representing the collective voice of the membership.

Export New Zealand

ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. Through our nationwide network we can provide the knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business.

ExportNZ's key objectives are to:

  • Provide effective advocacy and lobbying on behalf of exporters
  • Inspire New Zealand firms to engage in exporting to expand their business horizons and grow internationally
  • Provide practical support programmes and networking events to help firms achieve these goals.

Business Mentors

Business Mentors New Zealand is a service for small to medium enterprises (under 25 employees) that require mentoring and/or business advice. There is a small registration fee to join the programme.

MBIE - Business.Govt makes it easier for small business in New Zealand to understand and comply with government, and succeed. They do this by packaging content and advice from across government into tools and resources designed with small business in mind.  They have information about starting, growing and managing a small business as well as useful information about tax, employment and IP compliance.


Relevant links from the SODA website that may be of help are:

Get your Business onto one page -
Free Website Building -
Design -
Get inspired -
Promote your startup application -
Email Marketing -

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