Network NZ is all about supporting New Zealanders in business. Our job is to help other New Zealand based businesses to grow through providing a networking platform to connect with other businesses, as well as giving plentiful opportunities to discuss and learn new ideas to sky rocket their own business!
How We Work
From a humble background as a small Facebook business support group in 2012, Network NZ has grown to a successful nationwide brand known for being a safe place where business owners can ask questions without being judged, discuss business pressures and offer support and encouragement to others in similar situations. But are we boring? Far from it, as Network NZ is also a place to have fun and chat with other similar minded people.
So how do we work? We give you the chance to promote your business to other New Zealand based businesses, who in turn can share with you their products and services to build some of the best forms of advertising ever – relationship building and word of mouth. By getting to know the people behind a business name, people are more likely to choose your business the next time they need something that you sell. In return, you get the chance to find out about others and their businesses, putting you in a better situation to make an informed decision on any products or services you may need in the future.
Network NZ has a supportive and non-judgmental culture. Members are able to ask questions about a range of business aspects including advertising, marketing, websites, retail stores, finding suppliers and customer service. Our members include online and physical retail businesses, wholesalers and service providers who help us provide the highest level of resources, opportunities and support within Network NZ.
Our members also have a Members Only Facebook Group and access many to other initiatives. These include our ‘Ask an Expert’ feature, business coaching sessions, members only discounts or offers and members only resources. They can submit blogs or branded resources for publication on our website and soon we will have face to face networking opportunities too. Join now and create your directory listing. You'll be ready to take advantage of all the current value added services and extra ones too as they become available.
All New Zealand based businesses are welcome to join Network NZ and become a part of our successful business promotion team! We’d love you to come and help us grow New Zealand businesses, and your own! So come on, what are you waiting for!
How It All Began
Hi, I’m Michelle Goulevitch. I originally created the Network NZ Business Community group to meet the needs of myself and other business owners for a safe place online to chat with like-minded others who also needed business help and social interactions.
I own and operate two different jewellery brands – Gorgeous Jewellery Ltd and Dark Angel Jewellery – started after a diagnosis of ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) forced me to resign from a career in the telecommunications industry.
I started making jewellery while recuperating and as my health still kept me from returning to work outside my home, I turned my talents towards creating my own jewellery businesses.
Working from home can be incredibly isolating and I knew other work from home business owners and workers would most probably feel the same. Sure enough, my idea proved popular and Network NZ has grown into a recognised brand and support group where people are comfortable to ask for help and offer it in return.
This is not a one woman show however; I could not have created such an amazing community without the help and support of others. Melissa Taylor has been with Network NZ from the beginning, helping to moderate the group and contributing to ongoing strategy discussions. She is part of the new Network NZ business team and basically my right hand man. AnneMarie Wilkes helps us admin the Network NZ Business Community group and she brings a wealth of business knowledge and experience with her. Her business is Shard Web Design.
I am sure you will enjoy being a member of Network NZ! We are a real goldmine of information about New Zealand business and an awesome bunch of people to socialise online with too!