Need Some Help? PBT Supporting Pasifika Businesses
17 Apr 2020

Need Some Help? PBT Supporting Pasifika Businesses


Need some help?

The Pacific Business Trust is a support network created to exclusively help Pasifika businesses and sole traders.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created enormous and unique challenges for Pasifika business and our team is working hard to support and guide businesses in these challenging times.

As a Pasifika business, you may be eligible for funded expert advice from PBT to help support you and your business respond to the Covid-19 emergency. PBT has a wide range of experts available online to help you with marketing, accounting, procurement, contracts, finance and strategy.

It’s important to understand that you are not alone. Support is here for our Pasifika businesses of all sizes from sole traders, small through to larger companies – please reach out, we can help you.

Our service is free and you can speak to our advisors confidentially about your situation. Talk to the team at the Pacific Business Trust on 0800 287 7526 or visit our website

Free tool to boost businesses’ digital know-how

Many businesses are having to boost their digital skills rapidly and there is now a free online tool to help with your website, online marketing and/or digital business.

To access, complete a quick online assessment which will give you an action plan and point you to practical online resources on digital technology that can help right now.

The free tool is being made available to businesses by Auckland’s economic development agency, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), in partnership with social enterprise Digital Journey.

Start by using the assessment here:

ATEED have also created a web page with more useful tools and free web series to help businesses of all sizes through this time:

Alert level 3 and what it means for businesses

The Government’s decision will be announced on Monday if New Zealand will move out of alert level 4 on Wednesday and they have announced some information on what alert level 3 will look like for businesses.

Many companies will be able to start to reopen at alert level 3 but there are still very strict restrictions, and if you or your employees can work from home, continue to do that.

Industries like construction, forestry and manufacturing can get back to work – as long as they have safe-practice measures in place.

That will mean construction businesses can start work again but strict hygiene measures must be put in place.

Home services can be delivered if it is safe to do so (like tradespeople for repairs or installations) – just remember to keep a two metre separation from those in the house.

Retail and hospitality businesses can only open for delivery and contactless pre-ordered pick up – customers cannot enter stores.

Business that involves face-to-face contact will need to stay closed, such as gyms, house cleaners, hairdressers, and sales people.

You can find information about alert level 3 from the link below with more information to come out next week:

Stay safe. Be kind.

The team at PBT

0800 287 7526


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