Professional service providers such as accountants, lawyers, and consultancies, help businesses grow, avoid costly mistakes, and reach their full potential.
NZ manufacturing contributes significantly to export growth and diversification, exporting goods globally, with particular success in the US and Asia.
Accountants and Bookkeepers
Accountants practise as sole practitioners or in partnership with other accountants, offering financial services and advice.
Software and IT
Statistics New Zealand data show jobs in the IT industry continue to increase and the industry is a leader in innovation.
Retail has been under threat with the growth of online shopping, second-hand or ‘vintage’ stores, marketplaces like TradeMe and offshore competition.
The construction industry tends to rely on wider economic factors for success, such as new housing applications, zoning laws, and Government investment.
The trade industry is a large SME sector in New Zealand, many are self-employed sole traders who, after working in the sector, start their own business.