Business Development Clinics

Businesses looking for advice are encouraged to come along to the regular business development clinics DWC are holding up and down the Coast.

The clinics are open to businesses from all sectors, all sizes, and at all stages of development. They are aimed at helping you gain knowledge, connect with the right people and grow your business.

“The West Coast may be the longest region in New Zealand, but that distance should not impede anyone from accessing business services or advice,” says DWC chief executive Chris Mackenzie.

“To make business services more accessible, and to help promote the strong entrepreneurial spirit on the Coast, our three business development managers will be holding regular business development clinics from Karamea to Haast.”

DWC business development manager Fiona Hill says there are various services and forms of assistance available to West Coast businesses.

“The purpose of the clinics is to help facilitate local businesses to build capability, grow and achieve their goals. Whether it is just an initial conversation about a new business idea, or an established business looking to access business assistance, we are here to help.”

Clinics will be held once a week in Greymouth, Hokitika and Westport. Clinics will also be held in areas like Karamea, Punakaiki, Blackball, Reefton, Moana and across South Westland.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book in for a one-on-one clinic.

Co.Starters Business Start-up and Development Programme

Co.Starters is a weekly course designed to help you find the best approach to starting and growing a business. Collaborate with others who share your entrepreneurial spirit as you work through your business model.

The nine-week program will equip you with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn your ideas into a sustainable and thriving endeavour.

Learn more about this business start-up and development programme: Co.Starters.


BMNZ Business Start-up Workshops 

DWC in collaboration with Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) host regular free business start-up workshops.

Workshops go for two hours and are held in the afternoon at 5.30pm in either Westport or Greymouth subject to demand, the workshops are free but registration is compulsory.  Up to four workshops are held each year with limited spots.

If you think you would like to attend a workshop, contact Fiona Hill on 03 769 7023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest.

Business mentor workshop