From creating financial forecasts and applying for funding to managing your day-to-day cashflow, it’s vital that your business has efficient systems in place that allow you to focus on the areas of your enterprise which really require your attention. We can review your current financial systems, providing both advice and access to a host of tried-and-tested resources that will streamline the way your business runs.

Training and Events

The Chamber offers a variety of practical finance courses to suit your needs - understand your profit and loss and balance sheet, determine your optimal selling price, monitor your financials and diagnose problems before they occur. Check out over 140 training courses and events specific to all aspects of business in our Training and Events Calendar. To receive our fortnightly Upcoming Training & Events e-newsletter please email Mary.

Resources (samples and guides)

The Chamber has over 100 resources, free to members, covering all aspects of business operation. In particular the finance resources cover the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Cashflow
  • Credit Management
  • Debt Management
  • Grants and Funding
  • Insurance
  • Payroll
  • Tax

Visit our Finance resource page to access sample documents and quick guides.

Business Assessments

The Chamber is a Regional Business Partner and a first point of contact for businesses to access business assistance in Canterbury. Regional Business Partners are responsible for the delivery of specialist services, support and funding to enhance business capability and grow business investment in research and development. The Chamber is responsible for assessing local businesses and directing them to courses, advisors, information and other public and private services that meet their particular development needs and may be partially funded via a Business Capability Voucher. To learn more visit our Capability Assessment page, or email Shirley van Waveren or call 03 353 0316.

Grants and Funding

The Chamber is the Technology Regional Partner for Canterbury. The New Zealand government offers a full range of co-funding assistance designed to encourage improvement in the capability of existing businesses. The grants are administered through Callaghan Innovation and are focused on improving growth, innovation and research and development. To learn more visit our Technology Regional Business Partner page, or email Rob Lawrence or call 03 353 0307.

Global Expert is a subsidised Government service committed to assisting businesses with locating technology experts and expertise through connections with national and international research organisations and consultants. Global Expert can connect companies to experts who can assist with market-related or technical challenges. To learn more visit our Global Expert page, or email Rob Lawrence or call 03 353 0307.

Wage and Salary Survey

What's happening in your region and what should you be paying your staff?

You could be paying too little - and risk losing staff; You could by paying too much - and wasting money


The Employers' National Wage and Salary Survey is a credible, national data source covering salary and benefits for over 200+ positions and across multiple sectors. The information provided by New Zealand employers is constantly updated and accessible online providing you with the confidence to make key decisions around remuneration levels within your organisation. Click here to learn more.

Member Savings

Doing business with our members makes good sense. The Chamber provides a range of member discounts and special offers from our key national partners and local Chamber supporters enabling members to save money on a range of services including - banking services, recruitment, telecommunications, motor vehicles, auto rental, office products, health insurance, fuel and appliances. Visit our Member Savings page to learn more.

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