Increased support is available

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The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is expanding its resources to help businesses affected by Covid-19. Additional funding has been provided by the government to the Regional Business Partnership Network (RBP) nationwide.

The Bay of Plenty region received funding for an additional three full-time Growth Advisors to support businesses, boosting the existing four advisors already working here. The advisors are being shared across Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Bay of Plenty Chamber of Commerce and Rotorua Business Chamber, as well as Poutama Trust, which will receive a Growth Advisor to boost support for Māori business networks and owners.

Businesses can contact the Biz Hub helpline to arrange a meeting (one-to-one or digitally), free of charge, with one of the Growth Advisors to discuss how they are affected by COVID-19 and what support they need.
Tauranga Chamber of Commerce chief executive Matt Cowley said there was so much information available it could be overwhelming.

“We want the business community to know they have somewhere to turn to for guidance and that they can walk away from their session with a Growth Advisor with a renewed level of confidence and support.”

If you are a business based in the Western Bay of Plenty, and you want to gain free business support from a Growth Advisor, please contact the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce on info@tauranga.org.nz or 0800 BIZ HUB (0800 249 482).

If you are a business based in Eastern or Central Bay of Plenty, please contact 07 346 3657.

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