The future of business is digital, is yours? Helping business owners thrive
  • < More Customers />
  • < Greater Efficiency />
  • < Bigger Markets />
  • < Increased Agility />
  • < New Products />
  • < Empowered employees />
  • < Connected operations />
  • < Better data />
  • < Improved margins />
with digital solutions & local expertise

PoweringON support for Small Business Success

Barriers to using digital for the 97% of enterprises in NZ which have less than 20 employees include; knowing what to implement; cost to implement; difficulty finding (or developing) the right skills, experience or contract outsourced services; and, lack of management resource, knowledge and understanding. The Digital Enablement Project ‘PoweringON’ pilot will begin to address these challenges with practical, tactical, knowledge transfer , talent matching and digital transformation initiatives.

Programmes, Workshops, Meetups

Practical &

Deep Dive workshops, provided by local experts give you and your team skills to implement tactical digital tools and services. Industry specific workshops. Weekend learn-by-doing events deliver practical experience you can apply to your business.

Knowledge &

Digital journey assessments, Big Picture workshops, Office hours meetings with local service professionals, Meetups and events give you the opportunity to learn how to grow your business, and us to learn about what help you need.

Talent &

Matching you with young people with digital skills, local technology providers who can help implement your digital action plan will give your business the capacity to reach further, grow faster and become more prosperous.

Free digital journey assessment

As well as your action plan this assessment will benchmark your business against over 5000 small businesses who have already used the tool across New Zealand. Click to open in new window

Start where you are

The A to Z on what you can do online and the services you can use.

Access the resources, useful links and references presented at the Start Here workshops. Start your journey with new business models, future innovations and using these services like the successful businesses featured at the workshops.

Resource Bank

Local Digital Experts

Do you provide digital expertise and technologies to businesses with less than 20 employees?

From solo web designers to full service strategy and branding agencies, from single technology vendors to integrated systems developers – business owners need to listen, learn and engage the right local digital expert for them, is that you?

Tell us about you

What is PoweringON

PoweringON is the pilot Business Owner focused initiative of the Digital Enablement Project which aims to: Increase awareness of benefits of digital tools; The steps necessary to implement, improve and encourage development of new digitally enabled business models; Move SMEs along the digital maturity curve; Increase visibility / clarification of services from 100+ digital service providers; Provide channel for digital service providers to deliver education and training services: Provide opportunities for tertiary students to engage to add value to and create new ‘digital’ jobs in SMEs & digital service providers. Map journey to identify when shifts occur / where value is created.
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PoweringON is the Business Owner focused initiative of the Digital Enablement Project pilot which aims to grow a prosperous region where everyone can access, participate and benefit from digital technologies.


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