Welcome to WEST Means Business 

 

WEST Means Business

WEST Means Business is a Network of small to medium enterprises (SME), home based businesses and retail operators located in West Auckland. We are pleased to be working with the Waitakere Ranges Local Board and the Henderson Massey Local Board to offer workshops and events to support the development of small and home based businesses over the coming year. The network is free to join, and offers local businesses the opportunity to advertise for free on the WEST Means Business Buy Local Directory.

WEST Means Business Buy Local Directory

The ‘Buy Local’ Searchable online Directory enables West Auckland businesses to connect with local customers, and the community to search for local tradespeople, services and products.  Over 500 people visit the directory each month to search for businesses within their local community, and this number is growing. To register your business for free on the 'Buy Local Directory' please visit www.westmeansbusiness.co.nz and register via the ‘join now’ tab, or email wmb@west.org.nz.

Thank you to The Pallet Company in Glendene

A BIG Shoutout from WEST to The Pallet Company in Glendene! http://thepalletcompany.nz/our-products/
WEST, in partnership with Salvation Army Education and Employment http://educationandemployment.org.nz/ ran a Forklift Certificate Course at the WEST campus on Henderson Valley Rd on Saturday 8th July. Forklift operators are required in sectors like manufacturing, distribution, freight, port companies, forestry and retail. Running a specialist course requires a great deal of planning and support from our partners. WEST would like to thank The Pallet Company in Glendene for donating the pallets we used during the course and Salvation Army Education and Employment in Henderson for partnering with WEST to enable us to deliver this course in Henderson. If you would like to know more about obtaining your F Endorsement and/or your OSH Operators Certificate please give us a call, or drop in and see us at 9 Henderson Valley Rd.

 

Upcoming WEST Means Business Workshops

IRD Business Health Check 

Are you in business? Are you confident that you know enough about income tax obligations, what you can claim, and what online services and business tools are available to help make tax time easier?

Come to the FREE IRD Workshop and find out more about: 

  • working smarter with IRD online services and business tools
  • income tax obligations, record keeping, and expenses you can claim
  • when and why you might register for GST and what is involved
  • what you need to know when thinking about employing

And any other questions for IRD you may have

Cost: FREE

When: 7 August 2017, 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Where: WEST 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson

Contact wmb@west.org or phone 8371471 to register or for more information

WEST Means Business - Branding for Small Business

A brand is far more than a business name or logo design - it is the look and feel and voice of a business and it’s products or services. A strong brand is memorable, sends a clear, consistent message and forms the basis of how customers perceive your business.

Join Darren Blomfield from LCD for the Branding for Small Business Workshop, and learn how to develop your brand and how to use your brand to connect with customers

Cost : $30.00 (incl GST) light breakfast included

When:  Monday 4 September 2017, 7.30 am - 10 am

Where: WEST: 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson

Contact wmb@west.org.nz or phone 8371471 to register or for more information

FREE Business Development Workshop (2 day) in Henderson

  • Do you dedicate enough time to the development side of your business?
  • Do you know your customers and how to reach them?
  • Have you thought of introducing a new product or service to your customers?

Do you have a new business idea that you would like to begin developing?During the two day workshop you will develop your new or existing product or service, identify your value proposition, customer segments (demographic and psychographic) and customer profiles (influencers, purchasers and end users), and develop marketing strategies to reach new customers.

Cost: FREE

When: 21 & 28 August 2017, 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Where: WEST: 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson

Contact wmb@west.org.nz or phone 8371471 to register or for more information

F Endorsement (Forklift) / OSH Certificate in Henderson

This theory and practical course provides you with the certificate required to add F Endorsement to your driver licence. NZQA Unit Standard 18496

Cost: $150.00

When: Contact us for dates and times

Where: WEST - 9 Henderson Valley Rd

Contact admin@west.org or phone 8371471 to register

Social Media Marketing for Small Business - Focus on Facebook

  • Do you use Facebook to market your business?
  • Do your posts generate likes, comments and shares, increase brand awareness and grow your customer base?
  • Do you sometimes feel like your Facebook marketing strategy is not achieving the desired outcome?

Join WMB for the Social Media Marketing for Small Business - Focus on Facebook Workshop and learn how to get the most from your social media marketing

Cost : $59.00 (incl GST) light breakfast included

When:  Two days - Monday 9 & 16 October 2017, 7.30 am - 10 am

Where: WEST - 9 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

Contact wmb@west.org.nz or phone 8371471 to register or for more information

Heavy Vehicle Theory (HV) Class 2 Course in Henderson

A course to provide you with the information and skills to sit the Heavy Vehicle Class Two Theory test

Cost: $80.00 (test fee extra)

Duration: 6 sessions over 3 weeks

When: Contact us for dates and times

Where: WEST - 9 Henderson Valley Road

Contact admin@west.org.nz or phone 8371471 to register

 

About Us

WEST Means Business Network

WEST Means Business Network is a web based Network of businesses including small to medium enterprises (SME), home based businesses and retail operators located in North West Auckland. The Network provides access to a website, regular articles on issues affecting Massey businesses, opportunities to engage with what is happening in the local community and North West developments, and resources and tools to support business.

WEST Means Business Network Events and Business Development Workshops

WEST Means Business hold regular Network events and business development workshops. To find out about upcoming events and workshops click here.

WEST Means Business Buy Local Directory

The ‘Buy Local’ Searchable Directory enables businesses located in North West Auckland to connect with local customers, and the community to search for local tradespeople, services and products.

To register your business for free on the 'Buy Local Directory' click here.

To search the directory for a local trade, service or product click here.

Joining WEST Means Business

WEST Means Business includes the North West Auckland geographical area from Henderson to Hobsonville Pt, across to Kumeu and down to Taupaki. If you are unsure if your business is located within this geographical area please contact us.

To join the Network and have your business included in the Buy Local Directory please click here or email wmb@west.org.nz with your business details.     

Connecting with WEST Means Business

Phone: Barbara Joy – WEST Means Business Coordinator - 021 02619098

Email: wmb@west.org.nz

Website: www.westmeansbusiness.co.nz

Facebook: WEST Means Business

 

WEST Means Business acknowledges the support of: