Starting your business

From developing a plan, to setting up ways to accept and make payments, we're here to make it easy to start and manage your own business.

Developing your business idea

Setting up your business

Choose the business structure

Understand the pros and cons for sole trader, partnership and company business structures.

Name your business

Key steps to naming your business and whether you need to register it.

Start-up checklist

Get ready to kick off your business with this handy checklist.

Getting ready to launch

Need help? Get in touch

Enquire online

Enquire online and we'll get in touch to talk through your needs.

Enquire online

Visit a branch

Visit us at one of our many branches across New Zealand.

Find a branch

Find an expert

Our specialist teams are here to support you on your business journey.

Find an expert

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