New Zealand is a country of extraordinary small businesses, I’ve visited hundreds of them and worked in a few too, so I know starting-out can be hard. Today National announced our BusinessStart policy to support entrepreneurship & make it easier for more Kiwis to start your own business.
BusinessStart will be available to people who lose their jobs and want to start their own business. They will be able to access:
Up to $20k from their KiwiSaver account to help start their business
At least $10k in tax credits
A waiver from the Company Office registration fee
Free mentoring from advisers like chambers of commerce and manufacturers associations