"To build an enterprising spirit across our communities"

Enterprising Families Programme

Utuutu'anga 'i te pu'apinga ō te kōpū tangata

Getting started in enterprise can be a daunting prospect. Enterprising Families is a FREE programme that takes away the fear and guides individuals and families through their enterprising journey in a clear, practical and supportive way.

What is Enterprising Families?

Enterprising Families or “eFAMILY” was founded on the idea that our communities have valuable skills, knowledge, ideas and capabilities. We want to empower our eFAMILIES to be self-determining and have an inherent optimism about their future by building an enterprising spirit and providing a supportive framework in which their enterprise can develop and grow. Self-determination happens when people are motivated to grow and change because their needs for connection, autonomy and competence are met.  Enterprising Families supports you on your enterprising journey by meeting your needs for piri’anaga (connection), mātūtū (autonomy) and mākirikiri (competence).

What is involved in the Enterprising Families Programme?

Before we Get to Business — Piri'anga: Connection

  •  It is essential that we get to know you (and you us). Our relationship will be the key foundation to supporting you on your enterprising journey.
  • We will meet with you (in person or online) to find out about you and your enterprise as well as explain in detail what eFAMILY can offer you.
  • We connect you with an enterprise coach or mentor on our team.

Get Clear on What We're Doing — Mātūtū: Autonomy

  • Enterprise validation and planning are critical to clarify and focus attention on your enterprise why, how and what. 
  • We will take you through an enterprise validation and planning process. This process is led by you so that you can determine your enterprise goals and what success looks like for you.
  • We also offer assistance with New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) registration, RealMe Login, choosing a business structure and more through our Basic Business Setup Sessions. 

We Invest in Your Development & Training — Makariri: Competence

 Access to 2-hour sessions of specialist advice (such as business set-up, tax requirements, and branding).

  • 90-day enterprise development programme.
  • Referral to relevant training programmes.
  • Support with certification requirements.

Stay Connected

We offer eFAMILIES the opportunity to become part of our oneCOOPERATIVE network so that they can remain connected with us and other eFAMILIES and receive the benefits and opportunities that oneCOOPERATIVE generates.

 If you would like to join our eFAMILY programme please complete our Online Registration Form below.

Enterprising Families we have collaborated with

Akari Body Treats
“Skincare and self-care products that heals. Organic oils sourced from the Pacific Islands. Akari Body Treats specializes in organic, home-made body products. From oils to body scrubs to yoni products, Akari Body has you and your skin sorted.”
Akari Body Treats Instagram
Tei Mua Tatou
“A Cook Island Student service who are motivated to harness the potential of every C.I student living and studying in Mangere. Tei Mua Tatou provides secondary students with the tools, resources, and support to finish their secondary schooling right up until the completion of their tertiary studies.”
Tei Mua Tatou Facebook
Rukau Hut
“Giving people a taste of home. Ina Simpson and her family have curated the delicious Rukau Pies drawing inspiration from the traditional Cook Islands ingredient of taro leaves (rukau) cooked with coconut cream to showcase the versatility of this often-overlooked plant.”
Rukau Hut Facebook
Varu Clothing
“Pacific inspired ready to wear clothing line in the making. Varu Clothing thrive to produce a line of unique styles and a wide range of colours to the point where there are no limits in Pacific fashion. Clothing made for all individuals to wear comfortably and confidently.”
Varu Online Website
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