The Mackenzie District Council and the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to provide a series of Webinars, Workshops and Business Support for local business in the South Canterbury region.

Many Mackenzie businesses have experienced significant change in recent times. Every business needs a solid plan,
financial management and effective marketing to identify strengths and rectify deficiencies to reassess their future
with confidence. It is also a time of opportunity.

Recognising this, The Mackenzie District Council has allocated funding to help enable Mackenzie businesses in these
essential areas, having created the Mackenzie Business Support Package (MBSP) and engaged the South Canterbury
Chamber of Commerce to deliver. The key objective being to empower and create more resilient businesses in the
Mackenzie District. 

The Mackenzie Business Support Package (MBSP) is available to Mackenzie businesses across all industry sectors.
Split into two sections – Free Business Webinars, and co-funded One-on-One Business Support provided by
professionals with proven experience and capability

Here at Sidekick we’re hosting two of the webinars, with details below:

Business Planning Webinar

  • Understand the 10 steps to reach your business’s full potential. 
  • Gain clarity on where you can add value to your business. 
  • Learn best practice and practical ways to take each step. 
  • Succession planning and exit strategies. 
  • Re set and pivoting and what this actually means for a business 
  • Leadership and workplace culture 
  • Case Study – hear from a Mackenzie business

Presenter: Sidekick Timaru & Sidekick Rural: James Swaney, Richard Wheeler, Ric Thorpe

When: Wed 11th August

Time: 5.30-7pm including Q&A

RSVP: Register here

Finance and Cashflow Management Webinar 

  • Cash is King – Budgeting and Cashflow Management 
  • Planning and Forecasting 
  • Relationships with Banks, Boards and Agencies 
  • Key Steps in a Changing Environment 
  • Case Study – hear from a Mackenzie business 

Presenter: Sidekick Timaru & Sidekick Cloud: James Swaney, Richard Wheeler, Josh Wilson

When: Wed 18th August

Time: 5.30-7pm including Q&A

RSVP: Register here

There’s more webinars, workshops and additional support available – click here to have a look!