McClean & Co is proud to have been approved as a provider for the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) COVID-19 support programme. This programme, an extension of their existing Growth Advisor service, is being used to deliver government-paid assistance to small businesses, and will be the recipient of much of the additional government funding for business advice recently announced as a response to the economic repercussions of COVID-19. 

Business support offered

As a service provider through this scheme, McClean & Co offers nationally accessible, one-on-one remote consultation on how best your business can approach this challenging environment to survive and rebound. We can help with: 

  • Cashflow Forecasting
  • Scenario Planning
  • Finance Assistance
  • Business Restructuring
  • Other business insights. 

The COVID-19 Support, replicates RBP’s Growth Advisors programme which takes a holistic view at your whole business, then helps connect the business with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow. 

This targeted support is provided through the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund which helps business owners’ access business training and coaching services, by providing them with up to a 100% subsidy towards the registered service cost (capped at $5000 per annum, but individual limits will be set by Growth Advisors).

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner through Covid-19 and to grow and innovate their business. 

To access this co-funding you must first meet with one of the RBP Growth Advisors to discuss your business. The Growth Advisor will seek to understand opportunities for growth and help identify any barriers to this. The Growth Advisor will then work with you to put together an action plan. 

Business eligibility

Any business can meet with a Growth Advisor however to access co-funding for registered training enterprises the business must also meet the following criteria: 

  • have undergone an assessment with a Regional Partner (ie: Growth Advisor); 
  • have fewer than 50 full time equivalent employees; 
  • are registered for GST in New Zealand; 
  • are operating in a commercial environment; 
  • and are a privately owned businesses or are a Maori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership. 

Next steps

For more information or to find your local Growth Advisor go to the RBP website or contact us.