Running a business

Being your own boss can be an incredibly rewarding – and challenging – experience. If you’re keen to set up your own business, buy an existing business, or take your business to the next level, come and talk to us first.

Launch Lab programme

Porirua Launch Lab is a 6-month programme designed to validate your ideas and help build a sustainable business from Porirua.

Business Support

We can help advise or refer you to assistance for your business development.

Investing in a Business

Starting a business requires capital to lease premises, buy stock, and create prototypes... Thankfully for businesses there is support available.

What approvals do I need?

We’re not big on red tape here in Porirua City but there are a few rules for businesses to follow.

Porirua Small Business Information and Support Hub

We know that businesses are facing very real challenges because of Covid-19, and we want to make sure you get the help and support that you need.