july, 2021

03jul10:00 am11:00 amHow to start your business with little to no money?

Event Details

This is a business startup 101 for beginners with little to no idea of how to get their business idea up and running.
Join us for some light refreshments and to discuss potential support for your business idea.
Workshop Objectives
The objective of this workshop is to encourage entrepreneurship despite limited resources.The main aim is to discuss challenges and solutions/ tools to enhance access to finance by start-ups via different sources in New Zealand/Australia.
Workshop Outcomes
Identifying which source of finance (Government funding, crowd funding, venture capital, angel investment group) is suitable for your business idea.
Awareness of eligibility criteria and application process for each source of funding
Finance options available including those for Māori & Pasifika businesses.
What is the alternate course of action if you are not eligible for government funding.
This workshop is open to everyone and anyone who just needs to get started.
*Free for those on the unemployment benefit, volunteers, solo parents and youth (up to 24 years old). Terms and conditions apply.
About your presenter: INU AKEREI MARESALA-THOMSON – Co-Founder, Director and Chief Consultant at A & K Thomson Limited | Business Mentor for Ministry of Social Development (NZ) FlexiWage Business Startups Programme | Mentor for the Founders Institute of New Zealand | Chief Executive Officer Trust MYRIVR | Co-Founder and Director of Engagement and Innovations MYRIVR Technologies
Akerei is a multi award-winning leader, entrepreneur, businessman, consultant, investor and founding member of the Founders Institute of New Zealand launched in 2020. He has 15+ years of experience creating and implementing business plans, research and delivering projects for public and private sectors, small businesses, and pre-launch start-ups. He has international experience in the USA, Europe, Middle East, South America, and Australasia. He has gained experience transitioning through several key roles, within the public and private sectors including Police Senior Sergeant, CEO, General Manager, Director, Governance, Commercial Relationships, Investor and Entrepreneur.
Behind all of these cool things however, Akerei was a child sex abuse victim, a suicide survivor, youth gang member and attended 4 high schools in New Zealand before being sent back to Samoa. His message is “we all are exposed to some form of trauma in our lifetime. Some more than others. Having the resiliance to overcome those experiences can be the secret sauce to your success. So, don’t aspire to make a living or just get a job, aspire to make a difference. The rest should fall in place.
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/gisborne-how-to-start-your-business-with-little-to-no-money-tickets-160453022309?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse



(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am


H.B. Williams Memorial Library

34 Bright St, Gisborne


A & K Thomson Ltdhttps://www.akthomsonltd.com/ Email: admin@akthomsonltd.comPh: 0274 102 192


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