Advice, webinars and livestreams

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

Livestreams coming up

Check out the latest on the Hutt Valley Covid19 Facebook Support Group

Wed 27 May 11am How to reopen in the new retail normal? Massey University talk about a checklist to social distancing and reopening a safe environment. Register now
Thu 28 May 2pm

TIA Strategic Partner Marsh will share some of the challenges being faced by many businesses as they look to renew and reshape their insurance protection to suit the new trading environment in New Zealand, post-COVID-19.

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Fri 29 May 10am

WellingtonNZ discuss the importance of good governance with expert CEOs and business advisors on how to build an effective board, defining clearly what is governance and what is operational and how to bring the right people on board to help grow your business and succeed.

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Thurs 4 June 2pm

This webinar will discuss the support available to businesses to help them through the COVID-19 crisis. This includes the wage subsidy extension, the Tourism Advisory Support Services and the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme as well as an update on the Tourism Taskforce.

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Wed 10 June 2pm In this webinar by Victoria University, three food tourism experts explore food tourism in a post-COVID-19 world, providing insight and practical advice for businesses.   Register now

Business breakfast livestreams

The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting livestreams at 8am weekdays with advice and tips from local experts on topics such as rent, commercial leases, finance, and immigration. Jump on to the Hutt Valley COVID-19 Business Support Group for the sessions detailed below.

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

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

Business strategy + 1:1 support

Fri 8 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
Thu 16 Apr Innovation in the new market - approaching business and product strategy and market fit 
(Callaghan Innovation and WellingtonNZ)
Thu 9 April 
Accessing fully funded 1:1 expert help for your business - with Red Hot Business Coaching.
(Hutt Valley Business breakfast series)

IT / tech / going digital

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

Legal / contracts / rent

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

Marketing + customer communications

Fri 15 May

 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

Watch live
Wed 13 May

James Lamb, City Promotions Manager at Hutt City Council will share tips on getting your message out there, being visible to customers and making sure a customer can find you when they’re looking for things to buy or services they need.

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

HR + employees

 Tues 12 May

June Ranson from Woburn International speaking on how you can retain your migrants when their visas are expiring

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

Hospitality, events, tourism & film sectors

Wed 13 May

Hear from an activity operator and accommodation provider on their plans for meeting the requirements to operate at Alert Level 2, as well as from Worksafe on implementing safety plans, hosted by TIA

Register now
Thu 7 May

Join panelists in TIA's next webinar as they discuss engaging with the domestic tourism market.  Register now
Thu 9 April Tourism sector business resiliency (WellingtonNZ) Replay
Tue 7 April  Business Response Screen Sector forum
Wed 25 March For Hospitality and Retail sector (WellingtonNZ) Replay
Thu 2 April Resiliency for Arts and Events sector (WellingtonNZ) Replay + Info


Thu 7 May 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
Wed 22 Apr How funerals will change coming into Level 3 - with Cassie & Gavin Murphy from Gee & Hickton Replay
Tue 7 Apr Adapting funerals to Covid19 health guidelines - Cassie & Gavin Murphy, Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors 
(Hutt Valley Business breakfast series)
Thu 23 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 (mp4)


Business support

Wed 20 May

Chris Bishop will tell us what he's seeing in the local business community and update us on recovery and shovel ready projects.

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

Business confidence survey results and how businesses are innovating with President Mark Skelly and CEO Helen Down

Fri 27 March Moving your business and yourself to Alert Level 4  (WellingtonNZ) Replay + Q&A's
Tue 24 March Business resiliency for all Wellington Region businesses (WellingtonNZ) Replay

Thu 30 April

How to stay resilient in the face of ongoing uncertainty and being able to adapt to change with Anna McKinlay from McKinlay Coaching Replay

Let us know what you need

Jump on to our Hutt Valley business response request form. We have a team answering these and are using this info to help build resources, point you in the right direction and publish further advice for you and others.