Self-employment

Find out about opportunities for different employment options.

Start your own business

Ministry of Social Development

Work and Income have a range of supports to help you if you’re starting your own business.

What it's about

Supporting people to develop and start their own business.

Who it's for

Each type of support has different criteria you need to meet, these are outlined on the Work and Income website.

What it offers

You can get help with:

  • advice and training on how to start a business
  • help with essential start-up costs
  • subsidies for living costs while you’re getting started.

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