GROW | BizRocket

Looking for your next step?

Do it digitally!

BizRocket runs for up to 20 weeks and will:

  • Help you identify and test your business idea
  • Improve your digital skills
  • Provide business insights and connections
  • Support you with personalised mentoring
  • Create job opportunities in web design and social media

At the completion and approval of a business plan, candidates interested in self-employment will qualify for a self-employment grant (subject to WINZ conditions).

We want to coach motivated people to succeed in this space

To find out more, ask your WINZ Work Broker.

Establishing a Business

Figuring out how to set up a business can be hard work if you’re doing it on your own so we work with you to make this a reality by following a step-by-step process. 

7 Steps to Business Launch

Register your business name

And establish the most appropriate business structure. You need to gather quite a lot of information to make this happen, but we’ll help with that. Our business start-up experts can also answer any questions you might have.

Register your domain name

A website is essential when you’re getting started in business. We’ll help you to register a domain name that’s unique to your business and easy for customers to remember. 

Set up email addresses

Once you have a domain name, we can set up your email addresses. You can add to these any time you like. 

Logo design

Your logo is the foundation of your brand. It needs to represent your business in a memorable way to the people who will be your customers. 

Understand & communicate your Brand

Developing your colour palette is part of the brand design process. You can suggest some colours to us or we can select them for you, based on your industry sector and customer types. 


It’s important to get your website up before you start trading. Customers need to see that you’re the real deal. When they can find you on the web, you become credible and trustworthy. The type of website you need depends on the nature of your business:

  • If you’re not selling products online, you will need what we call a ‘brochure website’. It’s an information source that tells people about your company and the products or services it offers.
  • If you want to sell products online, you will need an ‘ecommerce website’. It will let people read about products, then buy them instantly. 


Getting set up with Xero is the best way to handle the number-crunching side of your business.

With our help, you can subscribe to Xero and find out how to use it. Xero makes it easy to track sales, send invoices, pay invoices, monitor inventory, manage GST, handle tax returns and much more.

Throughout this process you will learn technical and design skills, and be introduced to new skills such as marketing and selling your services.

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The Future

This is really in your hands. Demand for skilled people who have excellent digital skills is only projected to increase.

Do you Qualify?

If you are unemployed and receiving support from the Ministry of Social Development, we suggest that you talk with your Case Manager to see if this is suitable for you. If they think so, a Work Broker will introduce you to the BizRocket team who will then arrange a meeting to explore the next steps.

This is an easy and relaxed process designed to ensure that all suitable candidates can consider this opportunity.

If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business, but never quite managed to make it happen, BizRocket will turn your dreams into reality!

BizRocket - About Us

BizRocket is a business development and mentoring service offered by GROW Limited – A Hawke’s Bay based events, training and design agency with years of experience in supporting clients with graphic design and web development services.

We are supported by partners such as Rocketspark, Xero and others who share a vision of supporting a new wave of skilled businesses. We appreciate the support that the Ministry of Social Development is providing.

Want to know more? Call Shaun on 021 751 932.

We want to help you succeed!

Let us help you relaunch your career!