Running a business is managing risk. From staff safety, to financial risk, to natural disasters – if you prepare, you put your business in a much better position to survive the unexpected.

Browse this page for our tips, resources, services and training options for managing risk in your business. 

Where to Start

Firstly, which risks are worth addressing, and how do you manage the cost, the paperwork, the frustrating bureaucracy?

To reduce your stress, ensure you are aware of your legal obligations, have identified likely risks and that you have consistent processes and systems in place enabling you to step up to unexpected events. Think about how your business would cope in a disaster, if a customer took you to court, or if one of your staff was less than honest. 

Once you have identified risks, look at what measures you can put in place to manage them. You may even find that the process of managing risk improves how your business operates day-to-day.

Free Resources & Important Links for Managing Risk

If you know of other free risk management resources that would be useful to North Canterbury businesses please send us the link for our consideration.

Local Risk Management Services

If you are looking for local risk management services we encourage you to view our list of Business Service Partners. These are businesses that have partnered with Enterprise North Canterbury and offer specific services for managing risk in businesses in North Canterbury.


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Saunders Robinson Brown

Saunders Robinson Brown is one of Canterbury's leading law firms, with offices in Christchurch and Rangiora.

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Corcoran French

You have a small to medium sized business - the backbone of the NZ economy. You face various legal challenges. Because we're in the same boat, we understand.

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North Canterbury Business Services

North Canterbury Business Services Ltd is aimed at providing the local help and support you need to succeed; letting you focus on what you do best, supporting your customers with products and services that are your expertise.

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IT Simply

The explosion of cloud delivered applications makes it an exciting time for businesses and we enjoy working with our clients to design IT solutions that deliver tangible business outcomes.

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Business Solutions

Daniel Fitzpatrick Business Solutions is a locally based Business Coach who helps business owners make more profit while freeing up time and making the business less reliant on them. 

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Success Factor

We provide a professional and personalised, warm and friendly tailored service, using a flexible format, as one size doesn't fit all, which suits individual needs and business requirements. 

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To find out about becoming a Business Service Partner please view our Business Services Partners page or contact Miles Dalton.

Risk Management Training

ENC provides popular business training seminars, many of which cover various aspects of risk management. We also have connections with other local and national training providers as well as one-on-one business coaches. 

Your business may also be eligible to subsidy vouchers through New Zealand Trade and Enterprise which may reduce the cost to you of training or coaching by up to 50%. Our NZTE funding page outlines the criteria, and our Business Development Manager Miles Dalton can assess how much assistance you are eligible for..

View our training calendar here >> 


Other Local Risk Management Services

If you would like your North Canterbury risk management service to be considered for inclusion in the above list please email our Business Support Manager, Miles Dalton.