Smart Steps to Business

NZ Certificate in Business

  • Level 3
  • 20 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Have you always wanted to work for yourself but don’t know where to start? Before you launch your business, it’s important to learn what many small business owners only figure out once they are in business. Get a head-start on the opposition and give your business idea every opportunity to succeed.

Smart Steps to Business will help you to identify, evaluate and plan for the launch of your new business. You’ll learn everything required to build a business idea and assess its feasibility. You’ll also know how to get your business to market and plan the launch.


You’ll learn about:

  • conducting external analysis of a business opportunity
  • evaluating technology options for small businesses
  • identifying social, cultural and environmental impacts of small business
  • communicating effectively with stakeholders

You’ll know how to:

  • identify business opportunities
  • assess the feasibility of a small business
  • produce an establishment plan for your business
  • identify legislation affecting a small business

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying​​

Enrol in our Level 4 Small Business Management programme.​

I want to use my qualification​

You’ll be able to go into business for yourself confidently or use your skills in a range of other employment pathways.​


How you'll study:

  • weekly classes
  • self-directed learning
  • noho marae, workshops and tutorials
  • online activities

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