COVID and the impact on Small Business, what support is available?

Join Xero, Minister Stuart Nash, Kiwibank and The Golden Ticket to learn about what support is available for NZ SME’s in today’s COVID world.

What's it all about?

New Zealand is made up of over 90% SME’s. Some of the challenges they face include: identifying the best route to market, understanding the regulation landscape and what support is available from industry and government, and how to scale and launch into new markets.

What does that landscape look like now, post-COVID lockdown? Is it still possible to launch a product into a new market? Who is still open for business to help with capital raising? What partners can help SMEs enter foreign markets?

Hear from Minister Nash, Craig Hudson from XERO, Catherine Emerson from Kernel Wealth (the first recipient of the Golden Ticket programme) and from the brainchild behind the Golden Ticket porgramme - Tim Packer from YouDo.

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Thursday 30 Jul
10:30am - 11:30am

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Tim Packer

Business and Software Development Manager, YouDo Limited

Tim Packer is Business and Software Development Manager, Finance, at YouDo Limited, a New Zealand owned and operated software development company who provide strategic and specialised software for the Energy and Finance sectors across Australia and New Zealand.

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Minister Stuart Nash

Minister for Small Business

Stuart Alexander Nash (born August 1967) is a politician from New Zealand. He was a list member of the House of Representatives for the Labour Party from 2008 to 2011, and was re-elected in the 2014 election as representative of the Napier electorate. He entered Cabinet in October 2017, with the portfolios of Police, Revenue, Small Business and Fisheries.

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Craig Hudson


Craig Hudson - Managing Director, Xero New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
As managing director, Craig is a key member of the global leadership team, responsible for driving relationships with government, financial institutions, enterprise, and promoting the small business economy in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Craig has been with Xero for several years, and in 2017 he returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, where he led Xero's entrance into Europe, the Middle East and South Africa markets.

Craig is a father of four and a successful former rugby player who spent more than eight years playing professionally in New Zealand, France, England, and Wales.

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Catherine Emerson

Marketing and Customer Strategy, Kernel

In charge of Marketing and Customer Strategy at Kernel, Cat is responsible for encouraging more Kiwis to invest in financial freedom. Originally from Melbourne, Cat has been in the financial services industry for 9 years – working across a range of businesses. Working across two startups since moving to NZ, including being a part of Kernel since inception, Cat understands small business life and the challenges involved in scaling.

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Nicole Pervan

General Manager of Product, Kiwibank

Nicole Pervan is the General Manager of Product for Kiwibank. Nicole has spent her career working in financial services in Australia and Europe and now New Zealand. She moved to New Zealand to raise her family and enjoy the fantastic lifestyle that comes with access to great beaches and native bush.

Whilst she’s worked across a range of disciplines such as product management, sales, risk, and change management she’s focused on supporting SME businesses through their growth journey.

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