Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to our events and training seminars. Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to info@commerce.org.nz.  Cancellations  after this time or non attendance will require payment, however substitutions are welcome.

Starting Block Workshops

The purpose of this series is to provide the foundations of what is needed for a healthy functioning business, for those new to business or who don’t have the basics in place.


Starting Block Workshop - Website Marketing and Traffic

Starting Block Workshop - Website Marketing and Traffic

31 Aug 202215:00 - 17:00

Mahitahi Colab, NMIT Campus A Block, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Presenter: Chris Butler, The Marketing Studio. In this workshop we will present what makes a good website especially from the customers point of view. And once your website is up and running, how to market your website.

Starting Block Workshop - Admin Systems for Businesses

Starting Block Workshop - Admin Systems for Businesses

7 Sep 20229:30 - 11:30

Mahitahi Colab, NMIT Campus A Block, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Presenter: Carla Jehle, Sound Choice Business Support. This hands-on, interactive workshop offers strategic guidance and a practical approach to setting up basic financial and admin systems for your business, based on Carla’s experience with her own bookkeeping students and clients, with examples, tips and tools that help you take control of your finances and admin and make your life easier.

Starting Block Workshop - Grow Your Brand with Social Media

Starting Block Workshop - Grow Your Brand with Social Media

21 Sep 202215:00 - 17:00

Mahitahi Colab, NMIT Campus A Block, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Presenter: Alice Hazlett, Socialised by Keetrax. You will learn how to set up your Social Media profiles (Instagram & Facebook) for success by profile optimization, content creation, planning, software to help streamline, engagement, branding, strategies for growth and conversions, and much more!

Starting Block Workshop - Getting Things Done

Starting Block Workshop - Getting Things Done

28 Sep 202215:00 - 17:00

Mahitahi Colab, NMIT Campus A Block, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Presenter: Katrina Kidson Business Coach. Learn, The Blue/Red technique the All Blacks use to manage stress. Top tips for dealing with uncertainty or the unexpected. How to plan your day, week, month, and year as well as the common mistakes we make with our “to do” list. How to create the habits you want. Tips to strengthen your superpower of saying No. How to plug the time and energy drains.

Starting Block Workshop - Cashflow Management

Starting Block Workshop - Cashflow Management

5 Oct 20229:30 - 11:30

Mahitahi Colab, NMIT Campus A Block, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Presenter; Michael Parker, Crux. Cash is the life blood of any business. Without cash your business cannot survive. In fact, very profitable businesses can fail because of poor cashflow. This workshop is about challenging you to become much more aware of the cashflow cycles in your business, and to do some things differently in your business so that you improve your cashflow.

Starting Block Workshop - 7 Ways to Grow your Business

Starting Block Workshop - 7 Ways to Grow your Business

9 Nov 202215:00 - 17:00

Mahitahi Colab, NMIT Campus A Block, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Presenter: Michael Parker, Crux. Learn the 7 areas in your business that you can influence as well as strategies to adopt for growth and improvement. We’ll cover the Five A’s of Change to help you break barriers to change and teach you how to manage and monitor your business’s dashboard. We’ll use examples of how small adjustments have a compound effect on the bottom line of your business.