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Best Value Business Support for Your Small to Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)

SMEs are the lifeblood of our economy.  Over 90% of New Zealand businesses employ fewer than 20 staff.  

Most SMEs are personally owned and managed by individuals who make all of the management decisions.  The businesses normally do not have specialist staff at management level (HR, Marketing, Finance, IT…) and are not part of a larger business or group of companies with access to specialist managerial expertise.

With limited resources and budgets, SMEs are vulnerable to changes and issues that require specialist knowledge.  Size does matter when it comes to allocating resources to important areas of your business. 

For example. you have staff and all the employee issues and compliance requirements that go with it, but you don’t have the budget to set up your own HR team or to set aside large amounts for external consulting fees.  The same is true for almost every area of business.  You do not have the same resources as larger organisations but you do need to compete with bigger players in the market, who have much deeper pockets.  Often, this can be turned to your advantage.  A smart operator can be quicker to respond to the needs of a changing business environment than larger organisations.

We help you to get the best of all worlds.  For the past 16 years, FBA has been helping SMEs with our unique business support service that is both affordable and effective. Here is how it works:


The service has 4 key components:


Quick Reference Guides:   We provide you with the information you need to run a successful business and keep you up to date with changes in the law and all aspects of the business environment that can affect your business.


Bi-Monthly Journal:    The business environment is always changing. New opportunities arise all the time and you need to keep up to speed with changes in the law.  Our journals keep you up to date and provide current, relevant and practical advice to ensure that you are doing the right things in the right way, all the time.  Our publications are very informative, easy to read and are packed with tips and advice to help you save time and achieve your financial goals. 


Ongoing Personal Support:  No need to go it alone anymore. We recognise that every business has its own unique issues and sometimes the answers to these will not be readily found in our publications.  FBA works with leading professional organisations to support your needs.  As a subscriber, you will have access to a team of professionals who will help you with all aspects of your business and there is no extra charge once you have paid your basic annual subscription fee.  This provides you with a full year’s support for less than the cost of most one-day business courses.


Access to a Comprehensive Business Database Online: All of our publications, questions and answers are available online in the members-only section of our website.  There you will also have access to useful tools, tips and advice to help you run a successful business.


Furthermore, we are always on the lookout for deals that will benefit our members.  This includes free and discounted business courses and anything else to save you time and money. To find out more click here


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