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Farmers Market Man

The Waikato is home to hundreds of thriving businesses whose people enjoy the economic, social and lifestyle benefits our region has to offer.

The Waikato region is located on a nationally significant infrastructure corridor and is a prime location from which to take advantage of significant freight and logistics hubs.

Doing business in the Waikato gives you access to our region’s young, educated and ambitious workforce, supported by a strong network of education providers.

As the Waikato’s economic development agency, Te Waka, works alongside businesses to help them start-up, relocate or grow their operations. Whether you’re looking for funding, business advice or networking opporutnities, Te Waka can help. 

Business Advisory Service

Our Advisors take a bird's-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow.

As part of a national network of people who can help, we’re your first port of call when you want to grow your enterprise efficiently and effectively.


HAMILTON | Pasifika Social Enterprise Strategy Workshop

Category: Business

This workshop will help you with tools and tactics to develop a strong social enterprise strategy.

The workshop will introduce participants to social enterprise fundamentals and the value of social procurement as a lever to create social outcomes in the community and covers:

-What social enterprise is
-Current Pacific social enterprise landscape
-Strategic analysis and positioning
-Social procurement
-Business and impact models
-Social lean canvas
-Funding and investment
-Accessing support

Suited to early-stage businesses or those developing a new product or service.

Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
When: Wednesday 8 July
Where: The Link, 4 Te Aroha Street Claudelands
What: This workshop will provide you with the tools to develop a strong enterprise strategy, which will be followed by dinner and networking

Guest Speakers: Teuila Maggof of Big River Catering and a surprise guest!

There is an opportunity to network with other Pasifika entrepreneurs at the end of the workshop, over a delicious catered dinner at 6 pm.

We hope to see you there!