New to Business

What you need to know to get started...

Are you thinking of starting a business? Do you have a business idea? You may have just started in business and are not sure what to do next or where to go for help.

These sessions will be full of information and takeaways to get you on the right track.


When: Friday 9 September 

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am (one hour presentation followed by Q&A, morning tea and networking)

Where: Hawke's Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge Street, Ahuriri


When: Tuesday 27 September 

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm (one hour presentation followed by Q&A, light refreshments and networking)

Where: Te Huinga Wai - The Knowledge & Learning Hub, 4 Bogle Brothers Esplanade

What will be covered

  • The difference between new to business vs new in business
  • Overview of trading structure options
  • Tax types and registration, business bank accounts
  • Working capital, budget and cashflow
  • Drawings vs wages
  • Considering ACC, Health & Safety, insurance, website, marketing - and the list goes on...
  • Looking at operating systems and software
  • Local assistance
  • Free online materials and training
  • What public resources are available
  • and more...

The Regional Business Partners for Hawke's Bay will also present a short overview of the offerings and funding opportunities they have to support your business growth.


Leaine Jones, Jones Business Solutions

Leaine is an award-winning, passionate and experienced bookkeeper with a strong focus on ongoing learning and training for her clients, her fellow bookkeepers, and the Hawke’s Bay community.

She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with a foundation in the banking industry and her subsequent career has included office management, accounting, payroll, property management, and the public sector, as well as owning and managing her own business.

Leaine is a Certified Advisor for both Xero and WorkflowMax. With a real passion for training and continuing education, Leaine launched Smart Books in 2021. 

COVID-19 Information

  • You are required to wear a face mask in the foyer and public areas.

A minimum of 10 people are required for this session to go ahead.

New to Business takes place on Friday 9 September at 9.30am. Registration is $7.50 +GST for Hub Club Members / $12.50 +GST for General Admission. ​​Click here to become a Hub Club member!

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