Auckland manufacturing businesses are getting a helping hand to grow their market share thanks to series of workshops designed to fast track them towards innovation and export.
The Fast Track Business Series, an Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) initiative, targets companies in a development stage, wanting to take on a new direction with support and expert advice.
ATEED?s General Manager Business and Sector Development, Clyde Rogers, says while the series is targeted at all industries, he hopes manufacturing businesses will register.
“The manufacturing sector, whether its niche, food and beverage or bio-health plays an important role in our economy. These companies hold huge export potential which is key to their individual success and Auckland’s economic well-being,” says Mr Rogers.
“As New Zealand is such a small marketplace, manufacturers often need to think globally once they have reached the limit for significant expansion in New Zealand. Done successfully, this assists their long term sustainability which is mutually beneficial for them and the economy.
“These workshops are designed to complement the aspirations of businesses that are ready to take that next step in its development plans.”
The Fast Track Business Series, held in different locations across Auckland, consists of workshops, focused on different growth components such as planning, international marketing, finding international distributors and getting ideas to market.
“ATEED’s dedication to these aspirational businesses doesn’t end there,” adds Mr Rogers.” Our team of specialists, and targeted programmes and services, are available to support these businesses as they continue their growth journey.”
Each Fast Track workshop will be facilitated by experienced presenters from Auckland service providers.
Fast Track Ideas to Market (Part 1)
Fast Track to Global Marketing
Fast Track to Finding International Distributors and Tradeshow Tips
Fast Track to Succession Planning
Fast Track Ideas to Market (Part 2))
Fast Track for Business Growth
Fast Track Business Planning
Fast Track Ideas to Market (Part 3)