Nelson is a dynamic place to start or run a business from. The area attracts a lot of entrepreneurs and young business people with energy and determination as well as investers with money and ambition.
There are a range of organisations which can provide support to start-up businesses in the region.
The Nelson Regional Development Agency was established by the Nelson City Council in July 2016, merging the former Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency and Nelson Tasman Tourism. Whether you are contemplating starting up a business, are already in full operation or would like some staff training and mentor advice, support is readily available for whatever stage your business is.
Belonging to the Chamber makes great business sense. Expand your network, build relationships, grow your business. The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce aims to ensure the region is the the best place to do business.
The Nelson Tasman Business Trust offers free, confidential assistance to start up and existing businesses. Our services include business information, referrals, training, mentoring, advice, networking opportunities and support.