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Week One - Monday 28 February – Sunday 6 March

Starting a business later in life

Thursday 3 March, 6–7.30pm
Te Ara Ātea

Dr Chris Kirk will introduce you to the wonderful world of business start-ups. Learn more about the upcoming workshops available to Selwyn residents in May 2022.

Bookings and vaccine pass required.

Book now.

Business Mentors information session

Friday 4 March 1–2.30pm
Te Ara Ātea – Te Whare Tapere

Selwyn District Council is pleased to host this free session where you will hear from Anton Holzner of Business Mentors, Christchurch NZ.  The focus of Business Mentors is to inspire success and enhance the wellbeing of SMEs, start-ups, NFP and Social Enterprise Entities using the skills and expertise of a team of mentors who gift their time to support Business Mentors clients.

Bookings and vaccine pass required.

Book now.


Week Two - Monday 7 March – Sunday 13 March

New Kiwi Career Success programme  

Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 March, 10am–3.30pm
Online webinar

The New Kiwi Career Success programme is a two-day course where you will receive local knowledge and advice from New Zealand recruitment specialists. The team at NKCS will help you better understand the local job market, recruitment techniques and how to get in front of New Zealand employers.

New migrants, new to New Zealand

Register directly with the provider: Send your CV and interest to nkcs@chamber.co.nz or phone 0800 709 907 for more information.

Xero tips and tricks - an introduction to Xero

Tuesday 8 March, 1–2.30pm
Online webinar

For many small businesses in Selwyn, Xero is perfect!

It'll save you time and money and reduce the stress of getting your books in order while also providing you with live financial information so that you can make key decisions when and where you need to.

Whether you are new to small business or have been using Xero for a while, sign up for this session where you will learn:

  • Is Xero right for your business?
  • How to run Xero day-to-day.
  • Tips and tricks for getting the most out of Xero.
  • How to run reports with Xero that will be key to your decision making.

Local businesses

Book now.

Connecting Selwyn – Leeston

Tuesday 8 March, 10am–12pm
Leeston Library, 19 Messines St

A drop-in session where you can find out about support in employment, education and training.  The people at Connected will assist in finding the right service for your needs joined by Ministry of Social Development and supported by the Selwyn District Council.

All job seekers. Vaccine pass required.

Book now.

Connecting Selwyn – Darfield

Wednesday 9March, 10am–12pm
Darfield Library, 1 South Terrace, Darfield

A drop-in session where you can find out about support in employment, education and training.  The people at Connected will assist in finding the right service for your needs joined by Ministry of Social Development and supported by the Selwyn District Council.

All job seekers.  Vaccine pass required.

Book now.

CECC Business Support

Wednesday 9 March, 9am–1pm
Selwyn District Council, Rolleston

Selwyn District Council in partnership with Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, is offering one-on-one business support sessions. Jason MacRae, Business Growth Advisor, for CECC will be based at Council offices in Rolleston to provide advice for Selwyn businesses. Sessions are for Selwyn businesses of all sizes and stages looking to grow or overcome challenges. Based on individual needs, each business will be provided with feedback and suggestions along with expert connections and resources to move their business forward. Sessions are 45 minutes each.

Business owners, Start-up businesses. Vaccine pass required.

Bookings essential.  Email Jason at jasonm@cecc.org.nz

IRD - Income Tax workshop

Thursday 10 March, 10am–12pm
Online webinar

In this session, IRD will provide an overview of income tax for small businesses.  In this free seminar you will learn about:

  • Business structures
  • Income tax
  • Expenses you can claim
  • Record keeping and more
  • Website and tools

Book now.

IRD – GST workshop

Friday 11 March, 1–3pm
Online webinar

In this session, IRD will provide an overview of GST for small businesses. In this free seminar you will learn about:

  • What is GST?
  • GST registration
  • Record keeping (cash book)
  • Basic adjustments
  • GST filing and payment
  • Online services

Book now.

Migrant connects: Employability in the kiwi market

Saturday 12 March, 2–4pm
Lincoln Event Centre

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are funded to help newcomers and migrants find out how to navigate education and employment in Canterbury. At this seminar you will hear stories and information that will help make finding work more effective. Volunteering Canterbury will advise how you can volunteer your way to work.

All job seekers, focus on new migrants. Vaccine pass required.

Book now.


Week Three - Monday 14 March – Sunday 20 March

IRD - Income tax workshop

Wednesday 16 March, 10am–12pm
Online webinar

In this session, IRD will provide an overview of income tax for small businesses. In this free seminar you will learn about:

  • Business structures
  • Income tax
  • Expenses you can claim
  • Record keeping and more
  • Website and tools

Book now.

MSD and Connected Information Seminar

Wednesday 16 March, 11–11.45am
Online webinar 

Selwyn District Council is pleased to offer this webinar information session presented by Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Connected NZ. This session is designed to help navigate and provide information on what is available for small businesses and job seekers during these challenging times with COVID.

They will talk about wage subsidy for small businesses, mana in mahi and also the income support for business around if someone is isolating due to COVID. Connected NZ is all about connecting. They provide a platform for connecting employers and prospective employees and discuss potential employment opportunities. This will be a useful information session not to be missed.

Free

Book now.

Culture and Communication in the Kiwi workplace

Thursday 17 March, 10.30am–12.30pm
Te Ara Ātea

Our region’s ethnic and cultural diversity has grown rapidly over the past decade, and is projected to increase further. This diversity adds huge value to our communities and businesses, and has put a spotlight on how we communicate and interact in the workplace. This session will focus on:

  • understanding what makes Kiwi workplaces different to other countries
  • why it’s hard for people from some cultures to ‘fit in’
  • managing different cultures
  • practical advice on how to deal with cultural differences

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Those who manage teams with a range of different cultures
  • Those who communicate regularly with other cultures
  • Those who are keen to improve communication skills in a multi-cultural workplace

Vaccine pass required

Book now.

Customer Service in today’s business environment

Friday 18 March, 9.30–10.30amOnline webinar

Selwyn District Council is pleased to offer this information session presented by Ian Cartwright and Stephen Spencer of APE Consulting. This session will be of relevance for service, retail and manufacturing sectors as it covers the reasons we need to adapt and the concepts of what that means in terms of what your offer is and how it works for your customers.

Free

Book now.

Digital Boost: Marketing tools and tactics

Friday 18 March, 12–1pm
Online webinar

If 2021 has taught us anything, it is the importance of having a digital presence. If you want to up-skill in the digital space, learn how to build a website, understand online advertising or simply learn what a digital presence is, Digital Boost is here to help.

Free

Book now.


Week Four - Monday 21 March – Sunday 27 March

IRD – Employer obligations workshop

Monday 21 March, 10am–12pm
Online webinar

In this session IRD will provide an overview of employer tax obligations. This session will cover:

  • Who is an employer
  • IRD online services and calculators
  • Deductions and allowances
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Return filing
  • Kiwisaver

Book now.

IRD - Income Tax workshop

Tuesday 22 March, 5 7pm
Online webinar

In this session, IRD will provide an overview of income tax for small businesses. In this free seminar you will learn about:

  • Business structures
  • Income tax
  • Expenses you can claim
  • Record keeping and more
  • Website and tools

Book now.

IRD – GST workshop

Wednesday 23 March, 5–7pm
Online webinar

In this session, IRD will provide an overview of GST for small businesses. In this free seminar you will learn about:

  • What is GST?
  • GST registration
  • Record keeping (cash book)
  • Basic adjustments
  • GST filing and payment
  • Online services

Book now.

IRD – Employer obligations workshop

Thursday 24 March, 1–3pm
Online webinar

In this session IRD will provide an overview of employer tax obligations. This session will cover:

  • Who is an employer
  • IRD online services and calculators
  • Deductions and allowances
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Return filing
  • Kiwisaver

Book now.

The Networkers – connectivity and wellbeing

Friday 25 March, 2–3.30pm
Online information session

An introduction to The Networkers and its values, physiology and journey.

We will also look at the importance of building and maintaining a positive network group when in a small business and especially starting up. This session will focus on a holistic approach to business and how to look after your wellbeing.

Adult, small business owners and start-ups

Book now.