Tips and resources to help tourism operators succeed and thrive, including information on starting a business.
Tourism 2025 - 3 years on
5 tips to help SMEs take it on!
TIA Chief Operating Officer Chris McGeown has 5 tips to help SMEs make a contribution to the tourism industry’s Tourism 2025 vision.Read more
Five tips to improve productivity & profitability
Work smarter, not harder
Roll your sleeves up and get stuck in! That’s a rather outdated management principle from years gone by. Tackling issues of productivity and profitability today is much more about working smarter, not harder.Download (72 KB)
Five tips for busy operators
Managing through the summer season
TIA Chief Operating Officer Chris McGeown has 5 tips to help busy tourism operators 'see the wood from the trees' during the peak season.Download (151 KB)
Is your business name available?
This business.govt.nz search tool lets you check if your business name is available as a company name, a domain name and a trade mark with one search.Read more
Break even calculator
Do the maths
Use this tool to analyse your figures and find out how much you need to sell to break-even and meet your overheads.Read more
9 steps to start a business
A guide to starting a business
If you’re new to being in business or self-employed, this business.govt.nz visual guide on this page will give you the complete picture of what's involved, from testing your idea to registering a trade mark — plus useful stats on small businesses in New Zealand.Read more
Business plan template
A start up business plan
Customise this www.business.govt.nz template to suit your business.Read more
Business idea action plan
Do you have a commercial idea?
This business.govt.nz business idea tool poses a series of questions to help you work out how to turn your idea into a business.Read more
Feasibility & risk checker
Test whether your business idea is feasible
Use feasibility tests to measure the financial risks of your business ideas before you commit to them.Read more
Financial viability action plan
A template tool
Find out how much money you'll need to get started and to keep the business running.Read more