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COVID-19 Web Series
The EMA, ATEED and the Regional Business Partner Network have partnered to bring you a free webinar series to help combat the ongoing issues businesses are facing during COVID-19. The webinars cover health and safety, workplace culture cashflow and redeployment and other key areas all designed to help you get through. The series is full of practical tips to help your business rebuild and regenerate.
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COVID-19 Business Helpline and additional support for small and medium-sized businesses.
There is now a free helpline to provide all New Zealand businesses with advice and to connect them with additional support around COVID-19.
The helpline numbers are 0800 500 362 for the North Island and 0800 505 096 for the South Island.
The helplines offer businesses:
- specific advice and access to Government-funded business support
- advice on what Alert Level 1 means for business
- general business advice and access to online resources and webinars
- connections to business advisory services
- HR, employee relations, and health and safety advice.
If the issue is more complex, the helplines can provide a referral to an expert advisor either through advisory services via the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) or within the EMA/CECC.
The RBP have received additional funding on top of an initial $4 million to deliver support in areas of need for businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic such as: marketing support, business strategy and digital enablement services.
Changes have also been made to the eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 Business Support Fund, lifting the number of full-time employees cap from 50 to 100 as well as removing the co-funding requirement.