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Business training gets boost in Kapiti
9 March
Chief Executive Chris Barber

Nature Coast Enterprise Business Development Managers have been working closely with a number of businesses in the community who have highlighted the need for some specific training, especially in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup as well as the large increase in local business activity (Road, Business attraction /Airport /Cleantech etc) that is set to come on-stream shortly.

"We have entered into an agreement with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise which means we have around $100,000 worth of grants available to Kapiti and Horowhenua businesses towards training each year," says Chief Executive Chris Barber.
"This month, we are focussing on Communication and Marketing, and have Andrew Laing, Tom Reidy and Warwick McCormack presenting three training opportunities at our Lindale office.
"We will only allow a maximum of 15 participants on each course to ensure that each participant can engage appropriately," says Mr Barber.

Thursday 24 March.
Communicating for Business Success

Andrew Laing is a very experienced facilitator across a wide range of organisations. He is highly regarded for developing and delivering specialty personal effectiveness training programmes in Communication, Time Managements and Work Relationships.

Tuesday 29 March
The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media
unlock the mysteries and find the social media network that is right for your business.
Tom Reidy is the Creative Director of Catalyst90 a leading Wellington Social Media and Marketing company. He is also on the Board of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and founder of the 'Social Media Club Wellington' a community for champions of Social Media.

Thursday 31 March
Developing Marketing Plans that Work

Warwick McCormack is one of New Zealand's top business coaches. He is a director of the Business Centre in Wellington, and Business Action, Brisbane also CEO of the Ad Clinic. Known as a specialist in strategic direction and marketing, Warwick, with his experience in the field of all types of marketing brings forward innovative business approaches in a fun, passionate way.

"If you are keen, please let me know ASAP so we can come back with what subsidies we can make available.

"We are very proud to be able to bring you presenters of this calibre as well as the NZTE subsidies, but again, just to reiterate, please let me know ASAP so we can ensure spaces are available," says Mr Barber.

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