Talk With the Experts is the chance for you to engage with an expert in a business topic for free and with no obligation.

You simply tell us what your needs are and we will match you with the appropriate business expert (or experts). You then arrange a time to come and sit down with them at the ENC Business Centre or meet them face-to-face online for a free 40 minute discussion where all your questions will be answered in a relaxed and informal chat.

Business Talk with the Experts

2019 Talk With the Experts Topics

If you've got business questions that don't fit these topics, please let us know and we may be able to tailor a session on your topic.

Who Will you Talk With?

Based on the topic of the session, we will select one or more experts from our Business Service Partners to come and meet with you. Our Business Service Partners are all carefully selected businesses that we choose to partner with based on their expertise and the quality services they provide local business operators. Our Business Service Partners are experts in their field and provide their time and knowledge for the Talk With the Experts sessions free of charge. 


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BDO is a full-service accounting, audit, tax and advisory firm. BDO is part of a network of international member firms, with 11 independently owned accounting practices in New Zealand.

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Spark Business Canterbury

Spark Business Canterbury are a local service with one aim: to find the right communication tools for your business. 

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The Mark

We specialise in visual communication in all of its forms and offer tailored creative services that will effectively communicate your message, develop your brand, get you noticed and give your business momentum.

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Research First

What would you like to know about your customers, your staff or your community? We can help you better understand the role your business plays in their lives and identify opportunities for the future.

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Ara has a satellite campus in Rangiora offering a range of computing courses  that you can study close to home.

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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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Corcoran French

Local lawyers offering effective solutions and peace of mind.

Our focus is on the small to medium business sector in NZ.  Corcoran French has strong ties to the North Canterbury region, having been part of the Kaiapoi community for 125 years.

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Saunders Robinson Brown

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

Starting a business can be a daunting prospect.  Our focus is on helping you get it right from the beginning.  Ask us how we can help you.

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IT Simply

We enjoy working with our clients to design IT solutions that deliver tangible business outcomes. If you’d like to look at how we can help you to reduce cost and improve efficiency and accuracy in your business, give us a call.

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i.t. online is dedicated to world class client experience and provides business computer networks, cloud & mobile, business software, cyber security, eCommerce, business phone systems, IT planning and IT projects.  We were founded in North Canterbury in 2010.

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Muritai Group

To grow a business, your marketing needs to work harder than ever before. You need the right combination of smart strategy, deep understanding of your end buyer and a brand story that opens all the right doors. Muritai Group is a marketing, branding and communications agency based in Christchurch. Inspired by the word ‘Muritai’ – Maori for sea breeze – we bring a fresh approach to marketing.

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Different businesses have different challenges. Whether you’re a sole trader, start-up, rural business, larger commercial or institutional business our specialists have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your business goals.

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Next Level Tradie

Specialist business guidance for your trades or construction company: 

Staff are the backbone of your operations, so it’s important they’re working to their full potential and not making mistakes.

Get in touch with Next Level Tradie to find out how to build a solid team that performs, whether you’re there or not. 

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JOYN is a fully outsourced HR, Recruitment and OHS consultancy, who are thrilled to partner with hundreds of local and national businesses. 

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Compass South

A key area of “profit leakage” (and an area generating many problems for business owners) is poor staff selection and management. Peter Lawry at Compass South is able to support growing businesses by teaching the skills needed to recruit, select, retain, incentivise and grow staff. These and other business systems are what allows his clients to become more profitable, time-efficient, and to grow self-sustaining businesses – a reward that is like almost nothing else!

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Coast to Coast Investigations

Locally owned and operated by Richard and Robyn Hoekstra, what started as a small family run business is growing into a force to be reckoned with, offering all forms of private investigation.

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Terms & Conditions

In order to attend a Talk With the Experts session you must be the owner of a North Canterbury based business, and that must be the business you discuss.

Each topic is limited to eight individual sessions, with priority given to business owners who have not attended previous Talk With the Experts sessions.

You can attend your session in person, or via the internet. Our online video conferencing system is simple to use and does not require setting up any online accounts, making it a good option for those North Canterbury business operators who are not able to travel to Kaiapoi for their session. 

Ready to Book your Session? 

Choose your topic from this year's sessions and follow the link to book your space.

If you have any questions about our Talk With the Experts sessions, please get in touch with our Business Support Manager Miles Dalton