Advice, webinars and livestreams

A resource of tips, ideas and advice to help you get the most from your business

Business breakfast livestreams

The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting livestreams with advice and tips from local experts on topics such as rent, commercial leases, finance, and immigration.
Watch replays here

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Regional webinar series for industry sectors

WellingtonNZ is hosting regional online webinars, with advice from local experts. Topics include hospitality tourism, arts and culture, screen sector and more. 

Livestream replays

Finances + tax

Kat Soper, The Helpful Academy, on how to improve your sales despite a difficult economy.
Replay (Tues 9 June)

Hon. Grant Robertson will give an overview of the Budget and the Government’s plans for bringing New Zealand out of the Covid19 crisis.
Replay (Thu 21 May)
Applying for the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme with Phil Patterson from BNZ
Replay (Fri 17 Apr)
Kiwisaver and financial planning with Hayley Robertson from Milestone Financial
Replay (Wed 15 Apr)
Advice on for mortgage holders with Karen, New Zealand Home Loans 
Replay (Wed 8 Apr)

Business strategy + 1:1 support

WellingtonNZ discuss the importance of good governance with expert CEOs and business advisors 
Replay (Fri 29 May)
Exploring different business models - what's core? what to keep? what to change? plus trends and assessing your adaptability from guests speakers with WellingtonNZ
Replay (Fri 8 May)
Innovation in the new market - approaching business and product strategy and market fit with Callaghan Innovation and WellingtonNZ
Replay (Thu 16 Apr)
Accessing fully funded 1:1 expert help for your business - with Red Hot Business Coaching.
Replay (Thu 9 April)

IT / tech / going digital

IT technical questions and answers for your business IT, Office 365, Teams and Zoom and more with Layer3
Replay (Wed 15 Apr)
IT, cloud systems, security, tech advice - IT technicians from Layer3
Replay (Tue 7 Apr)

Legal / contracts / rent

Commercial leases, what's fair? and processes for resolving disputes with Rhys Williams, Gibson Sheat
Replay (Tue 28 Apr)
Commercial construction contracts with Finn Collins, Gibson Sheat 
Replay (Mon 6 Apr)
Rents and commercial lease advice with Rhys Williams, Gibson Sheat
Replay (Mon 30 Mar)

Marketing + customer communications

 Build a people first business by looking at ways to unlock your business potential through using your greatest resource, your staff with speakers from WellingtonNZ
Replay (Fri 15 May)

James Lamb, City Promotions Manager at Hutt City Council shares tips on getting your message out there, being visible to customers and making sure a customer can find you.
Replay (Wed 13 May)

Practical ways to promoting your new online store and digital marketing with Richard from Synthesis Marketing
Replay (Wed 6 May)
Essential marketing tools/tips to use during Covid19 - with Jo Jensen from Strictly Savy.
Replay (Tue 14 Apr)
Digital marketing - creating great content, storytelling, making your business visible, keeping people on your site
Replay and links (Thu 23 Apr)

HR + employees

June Ranson from Woburn International speaking on how you can retain your migrants when their visas are expiring
Replay (Tues 12 May)

Advice on employment matters with Tony McKone from McKone Consultancy 
Replay (Tue 5 May)
Immigration and visas - June Ranson, Woburn International
Replay (Wed 1 Apr)
Advice for employers - Tony McKone, McKone Consultancy
Replay (Tue 31 Mar)

Hospitality, events, tourism & film sectors

View recorded webinars from Victoria University of Wellington, topics from "responsible tourism in New Zealand" to "value-based pricing and revenue management in a COVID-19 world"
Tourism sector business resiliency
Replay (Thu 9 April)
Business Response Screen Sector forum
Replay (Tue 7 April )
For Hospitality and Retail sector 
Replay (Wed 25 March)
Resiliency for Arts and Events sector
Replay + Info (Thu 2 April)

Services

Packaging - better, safer and more sustainable options with Cameron Tooley from Packaging Products, Tony Ayres from Arypak and Millie Porter from Upper Hutt City Council.
Replay (Thu 7 May)
How funerals will change coming into Level 3 with Cassie & Gavin Murphy from Gee & Hickton
Replay (Wed 22 Apr)
Adapting funerals to Covid19 health guidelines with Cassie & Gavin Murphy, Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors 
Replay (Tue 7 Apr)
Advice/tips on cleaning and sanitising the workplace with Ross Craig from Fabricare Floorcare
Replay (Thu 23 Apr)

Understanding Powers of Attorney, Wills And Estates
Replay, audio only (Thu 23 Apr)

Business support

Chris Bishop will tell us what he's seeing in the local business community and update us on recovery and shovel ready projects.
Replay (Wed 20 May)

Local responses to COVID-19 with two Hutt mayors Campbell Barry and Wayne Guppy.
Replay (Fri 8 May)
Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry and Chamber CEO Helen Down 
Replay (Thu 16 Apr)

Business confidence survey results and how businesses are innovating with President Mark Skelly and CEO Helen Down
Replay (Thu 16 Apr)

Moving your business and yourself to Alert Level 4  
Replay + Q&A's (Fri 27 March)
Business resiliency for all Wellington Region businesses
Replay (Tue 24 March)
How to stay resilient in the face of ongoing uncertainty and being able to adapt to change with Anna McKinlay from McKinlay Coaching
Replay (Thu 30 April)