IAB NZ has announced today a new initiative with Manaaki to help provide support for businesses who may be struggling due to the lockdown and effects of Covid-19.
Manaaki is an online platform that allows businesses to ask questions and receive advice from national and international experts, including Craig Hudson (Xero), Stefan Lepionka (Charlie’s) and Annah Stretton (Stretton Group).
The move is an important one in a time of mass uncertainty, and brings to light the Kiwi way of offering support to those who need it.
Gill Stewart, CEO of IAB NZ says she is please Iab is there to support something so important.
“Our Board is comprised of publishers, each with a large reach in the wider New Zealand community. This will amplify Manaaki’s important message and ensure small businesses receive the opportunity to understand more about Manaaki and how the online forum can assist them’.
Manaaki was created by Indigo, an innovation company founded by Monty Betham and Pat MacFie. The two founders said of the new initiative that this will hopefully provide 1000’s of Kiwi businesses with the help they need.
“We’re a small business too; we know from personal experience how tough it is right now, which is why it’s so important that small businesses get access to top quality free advice to help them navigate the challenges ahead.”
Over 80 prominent NZ businesspeople from a wide range of industries including Retail, Finance and Insurance, and Branding and Marketing, have stood up to offer their expertise.