What is Business in a Box?
Business in a Box (BiB) is an innovative business training programme developed by Ngāti Pūkenga to meet the needs of its people. This programme is for anyone who has aspirations to own their business and previous business experience is not necessary. BiB empowers its participants to identify a viable business idea and gives them the tools and support to turn this idea into a profitable business.
BiB is focused on enabling whānau to startup online businesses as they can require less startup capital (this reduces the risk) and this means access to a global marketplace. BiB uses internationally recognised frameworks such as Lean Startup that lower the risk of business failure and is used by entrepreneurs all over the world.
The goal of BiB is to turn as many people as possible into business owners and was created in response to tribal goals developed as part of the Sustainable Economies research completed in 2013. More specifically, by 2020 BiB aims to:
- Increase household incomes of participating whānau by 50%
- Create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
Ngāti Pūkenga has designed a unique business training programme for its people and has achieved the following:
People trained on the first important steps to starting an online business
Ideas generated at three innovation workshops
Promising businesses identified and recommended to startup
Businesses Generating $$
2017 Cohort Feedback
“A huge thank you to the team. I am over the moon about my results. It has been absolutely life changing”
“I can’t even describe how much I have learnt or how much I have grown”.
“The most important part for me was that my confidence has grown and it has broadened my idea of what is possible for me. Thanks to the BiB team, I am now trying things I would never have tried beforehand”