Info from the council:

business ideasBudding Kāpiti businesses and entrepreneurs can now register for a free start up programme aimed at bringing great business ideas to life.

The Pop-Up Business School, which is a comprehensive 10-day course consisting of online and in-person workshops, covers everything from starting a business to online sales to networking and is something an that emerging business owner or anyone interested in knowing what is involved in starting a business should find helpful.

Not just new businesses can benefit, but existing small business facing change and have some ideas on how they might do that.

Now in its third year in Kāpiti, the programme is delivered by Pop-Up Business School Aotearoa with support from Kāpiti Coast District Council, WellingtonNZ and the Ministry of Social Development.

Some 60% of participants in 2019 have either started, or are in the process of starting a business.

Spots are limited to 75 participants, so it is recommented that people register now at PopUp Business School Aotearoa website.

Local businesses are also encouraged to enter the annual Electra Business and Innovation Awards and Wellington Gold Awards. The Electra Business and Innovation Awards celebrate innovation and best business practice across all industries and sectors in Kāpiti and Horowhenua, and this year include a COVID-19 Innovation award.

Enter online for the Electra Business and Innovation Awards here before 5 July and the Gold Awards here by 2 July.