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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 who want to become entrepreneurs in their new home. We believe that people are different and they have different needs when it comes to setting up their business. SSB tailors its services to the client’s, and the client business’s unique needs and financial position.

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

Migrants and refugees face many obstacles when they endeavor to set up new business. Obstacles in terms of language, networks and understanding the NZ regulations, laws, market and economy. These obstacles are on the top of the hardships and difficulties faced by ordinary kiwis who want to start a business. One of our unique services is working with clients in their own language through trained interpreters. People in general and new entrepreneurs, in particular, feels more confident and relaxed when they work 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 home country and provide them with the right training to be able to deliver the right services. Please check our Company Profile 2017 for more details.

What SSB Do

SMART Start Business provides a wide range of services to its client. SSB can help people who have 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. Our services include brainstorming, developing business plans and strategies, researching governmental requirements and approvals, finding the best legal structure, understanding business finance and developing marketing plans. We can also refer you to experts who provide more specialized types of services in business operation and business sustainability if you wish to do so.

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.