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About SMART Start Business (SSB)

Support for Migrants and Refugees to Start Business is a social enterprise dedicated to provides top quality support for new Kiwis to achieve better economic wellbeing and social integration. We believe that in order to achieve equality in the outcome we should apply equity to the process and not the other way, and because people have different needs when it comes to setting up their own business or integrate in a new society then they need different types and levels of support in order to achieve equal outcome. Therefore, SSB tailors its services to the client’s special and unique needs being linguistic, financial, cultural or other needs.

Many Kiwis who come to NZ as migrants or from refugee backgrounds are very talented, experienced and skillful, they are also hard workers, highly self-motivated and innovative, they bring many years of experience and rich cultures to New Zealand and can contribute greatly to the growth and development of our beautiful country.

Migrants and refugees face many obstacles when they arrive to their new countries. Obstacles in terms of language, networks, cultural competency,  apprehending and understanding the local laws and regulations, local norms and legal and economic systems.  One of our unique services is working with clients in their own language through trained Cultural Bridging Specialists and Facilitators. People in general feel more confident and relaxed when working with someone who is not only able to understand their language but also their culture and mindset. Part of our services is to find the right people from the client’s culture, or similar culture, to deliver the services to them. Please check our     Company Profile 2019 for more details.

What SSB Do

SMART Start Business provides a wide range of services including, business training and one-on-one support, cultural competency training and research. SSB assists people who have business ideas but not sure how to turn it to business, who already have a business but are struggling in maintaining it or even people who want to be self-employed but not sure how and where to start. We also provide wide range of cultural competency training and parenting skills development. For more details on our services please check OUR PROGRAMS Page 

Disclaimer SSB

SSM does not provide legal or business advice. Please read the company’s Disclaimer for further details.

Fees and Charges 

SSB’s main goal is to support entrepreneurs from migrants and refugees background to start business and improve their economic well-being. We understand that this might be a big step for some of our clients, and for some of them, payment might be a big concern. Therefore SSB offers payment options that take into consideration each client’s circumstances and financial ability to pay. Payment options and terms can be discussed in the free one-hour consultation.