START YOUR OWN MICRO BUSINESS

HOW TO START

The team at Pou Whakaaro have created a programme to support people into starting their own small business.

 

Micro Business is an innovative community initiative giving people the opportunity to work at their own pace, master a skill, develop confidence, contribute to the community and get paid for it!

If you find you are constantly struggling with barriers into the workforce such as a disability or experience of a mental health issue, starting your own Micro Business is a great way for you to:

  • Identify your skills and passion

  • Learn business skills

  • Establish plans and goals

  • Develop a product or service

  • Grow in confidence while earning money!

If you are interested in starting your own Micro Business and would like to participate in our Micro business programme below, then please contact Shellie Goldsmith at Pou Whakaaro to see if you meet our criteria. 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

We currently have the following Micro Business opportunities available:

  • Beeswax wraps

  • Gardening label packs
  • Bath & Body products
  • Doggy treats & toys
  • Up-cycled objects
  • Herb infused oils
  • Buntings, bibs & bandanas (sewing project)


If none of these appeal to you, we would love to hear your own ideas.

 

Contact the Microbusiness Coordinator for more information. 

MICRO BUSINESS PROGRAMME

01/ Module One

My strengths

Finding my strengths through living life well. 

06/ Module Six

Money Money Money

Budgeting, costing and fundraising. 

04/ Module Four

Getting down to business

Business planning, what's involved in starting up a business. 

09/ Module Nine

Safety first

Health and Safety.

04/ Module Four

Getting down to business

Business planning, what's involved in starting up a business. 

05/ Module Five

Getting over it

Goal setting, setting business goals. 

02/ Module Two

What's my passion?

Discovering my passion, passion is interest. 

07/ Module Seven

Singing your own praises

Marketing: features and benefits.

08/ Module Eight

On record

Keeping financial records, profit and loss.

03/ Module Three

What's the problem?

Turning problems into opportunities through problem solving.

09/ Module Nine

Safety first

Health and Safety.

10/ Module Ten

Customer service

Customer service, business ethics, communication and attitude.

Pou Whakaaro | Mental Health & Disability Support

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