Activate Tamaki Makaurau

Advice & Support for Auckland Business

On Friday 22 October 2021, the Government announced an economic support package for Auckland businesses affected by extended lock-down, and to assist with the transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Activate Tāmaki Makaurau is the programme for Auckland businesses, with help available in the areas of Business Advice and Implementation Grants.

Pathfinder Solutions is registered to provide you with Business Advice and Implementation Support with Activate Tāmaki Makaurau with the following support and services:

Pathfinder Solutions can provide real-world expert business advice, strategy and planning to eligible businesses. Together we will address your most immediate challenges, like pivoting your business, changing the focus of your business, products and/or services to maximise profitability in the ‘new normal’.

The types of advice areas we can assist you with include:

  • Business Planning, Strategy, Business Continuity Advice (eg. review current business against future business environment, economic conditions and opportunities)
  • Exit Planning or Business Hibernation Planning so you can maintain optimal value or achieve a great sale price
  • Budgeting, financial or cashflow forecasting so you can identify and analyse financial challenges and opportunities and potential solutions
  • Scenario planning of major decisions to understand the impacts of various options before implementation.

Pathfinder Solutions can work with eligible businesses to help implement the plan. This grant is designed to ensure you put your plan into action.

The types of implementation areas we can assist you with include:

  • Implementation of Business Plan, Strategies, Continuity Plan (eg: operational improvements and efficiencies, process improvement, technologies, accountability coaching and support to ensure you stay on track to achieving your plan.
  • Implementation of identified budget, P&L, financial or cashflow opportunities (eg: debt restructuring, tender preparation, reporting or measurement systems, cloud accounting solutions, Financial Awareness Coaching and Support to ensure you stay on track to achieving your goals.
  • Implementation of identified exit or hibernation actions (eg: memorandum of understanding, shareholder agreements, asset structuring (Companies, Trusts, LTC’s), organisational or operational improvements and efficiencies, process improvement, technologies, profitability and cashflow, Accountability coaching and support to ensure you achieve the agreed plan and maximise your sale price or hibernation plan.

How to apply

Applications opened 1 December 2021

  • Step 1. Please get in touch with us so we can assist you through the application process.  You can complete our contact form, or contact James Stuart, Principal and advisor at Pathfinder Solutions, directly on 021 311 0072.
  • Step 2. Complete your application online for Business Advice or Implementation (outlining what we’ve talked about at Step 1)
  • Step 3.  Log into your Account (provided by Activate Tamaki Makaurau after registration)
  • Step 4.  Select the services we’ve discussed at Step 1 and select Pathfinder Solutions as your expert advisor
  • Step 5.  We will provide a quote for your specific needs through the Activate Tamaki Makaurau website
  • Step 6.  Select our quote and together we’ll get things moving!

Why Pathfinder Solutions?

At Pathfinder Solutions, we are not only Chartered Accountants and Advisors. We are business owners and investors ourselves, so we genuinely know the challenges you face in your world, and we know what it’s like to be at the pointy end of needing to solving them.

We have a genuine interest in helping others succeed and our clients come to us primarily for business advice and expertise beyond accounting, because they want something different to what they currently have. They want advice and support that comes from real-world experience, and that’s exactly what we offer.

Pathfinder Solutions is about looking into the future, and how we can put you in a better place than where you currently are. Our advisors have more than 20 years of practical, actionable strategies and solutions that we have tried and tested ourselves in our capacity as business owners and business leaders. We know that business is not a one-size fits all.

Sure we’re Chartered Accountants but the best solutions come from focusing on more than just the numbers. Our real-world experience delivers just that.

Contact Us

Contact us to find out how Pathfinder Solutions can help you achieve your business or investment goals.