Already exporting or ready to start? Get the right support.

Make your export journey easier, with expert guidance and access to mentors, networks, government funding, and dedicated export industry organisations.The Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) programme helps eligible businesses to grow and innovate by making it easier to access business support.

This includes connections to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, ExportNZ , experts, workshops, events and co-funding through the RBP Management Capability Development Fund, Callaghan Innovation (R&D grants and services), Business Mentors New Zealand, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, and other economic development and business support organisations throughout New Zealand.

An RBP growth advisor can help you get the most out of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland's global connections, strong infrastructure and a diverse, skilled and highly educated population. Register now to get started.


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My NZTE – Export Essentials

Export Essentials is a free online course that includes modules that will help businesses determine what export markets might be right for them, and how to localise their digital marketing and branding for overseas markets and consumers.

How to become a successful exporter

The Ducks in a row guide, from the Ministry for Primary Industries, gives you a basic introduction to exporting. It has lots of information to help you become a successful New Zealand exporter. It's designed for new exporters, or people who are thinking about setting up an export business.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency. Their purpose is to grow companies internationally — bigger, better, faster — for the benefit of New Zealand. You can access valuable advice on doing business in different markets, from cultural dos and don’ts to regulations, export statistics and market intelligence.


Through its nationwide network, ExportNZ provides information, contacts, training and support to help you grow your export business. Services include training, advocacy, media relations, government relations, networking, and ExportNZ's international business conference Go Global.

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Innovation and R&D advice

If you’re planning to grow through innovation, or you’re investing in R&D in the areas of science and technology, register with the RBP for expert advice and support.

A growth advisor can talk through your aspirations and challenges and help you take the next step on your innovation journey.

Business mentoring

Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) offers start-up, existing business, and community mentoring programmes.

Mentors are experienced in business and can discuss your business challenges and offer advice. BMNZ will help you get the right mentor for your business.

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Local business stories

From IT to food and beverage, our Tātaki Auckland Unlimited business team has helped a variety of businesses transform their products and services, break into new markets and export to the world.

Top tips

Auckland business owners and experts share their top tips, from the importance of investing in your people to increasing online presence and collaborating with your industry. 

Business toolkit

Browse our business toolkit for free tools and resources, ready for businesses to use right now.  Resources cover topics ranging from marketing and business strategy to finance, HR and sustainability.


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