Small Business Essentials
(Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)
36 weeks part-timePart-timeOnline

Whether you're launching a start-up or looking to optimize your existing business, this flexible online programme will give you the tools, guidance and knowledge needed to ensure its success and growth.

Developed with a range of diverse businesses in mind, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles crucial for today's competitive market - no matter your specialty.

Learn real world skills from experienced small business owners who understand the unique challenges faced by small businesses in Aotearoa. Get connected to like-minded entrepreneurs within our online community, offering opportunities for networking, business endeavours and support with others in the same boat as you.

Take charge of your schedule with our purpose-built online learning platform and study when it suits you. Advance your business while you learn with assignments relevant to your business’s specific needs. Gain valuable insight and feedback from expert business owners then put your plans into action during your studies to kick start your advancement.

By investing your time in this programme, you are equipping yourself with the skills, tools, connections, and resources vital for your business to move forward.

As an exclusive NZMA promotion, we are offering this course with 50% OFF to anyone who enrols to our March 25th, 2024 intake!*

*Please note that this offer is applicable to domestic students only.

  • You will learn:

  • The fundamental and operational requirements of setting up a small business to succeed

  • How to structure and create business and marketing plans to reach more clients

  • Management of finances, compliance requirements and sources for support and funding

  • How to identify barriers to your businesses development and how to overcome them

  • How to build and maintain stakeholder relationships and navigate networking opportunities

  • Business growth strategies to ensure you see tangible advancements in your business

  • Techniques on how to review, evaluate and adjust your business plans as it grows

  • Invaluable insights from experienced small business owners and tips shared from your fellow entrepreneur classmates

Course start dates


Study from anywhere in NZ.

Mar 25, 2024
May 27, 2024
Jul 22, 2024
Sep 23, 2024