Free business connector service
Key to the programme is an independent business connector who works with businesses to help identify their specific needs and guide them towards tailored support options.
Introducing William Keung, independent business connector
Building on his recent work for CRL in midtown and Karangahape, William Keung and his team from WERKITS Ltd are adept at identifying solutions to the challenges of operating a business in a construction zone. Their remit is wide, and the team can provide marketing advice, mentoring and access to an extensive network of professional services for advice outside their own expertise. This is a free, independent, tailored service. Conversations with William are confidential and will not be shared with Auckland Council unless you want them to be.
Grants are available via the business connector service to help businesses grow their resilience and adapt to the changing environment during disruption or prepare to take advantage of the new public spaces following construction, such as: digital strategy, increasing attractiveness of shopfronts, business innovation and support for staff wellbeing.
Support for expanded outdoor dining
Auckland Council will also work with businesses to enable expanded outdoor dining in new streetscapes (where permitted by the Street Trading Bylaw). Customised support may include help with understanding and completing licensing requirements, licence fees and equipment.