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Here's a great place to start!

Time to power your Taupo business up to the next level?  

Enterprise Great Lake Taupo is the lead economic development agency for the Taupo district.

We act to enrich our community through the creation of wealth and jobs for our region by working with business.

Our role is to bring about economic development to provide employment and opportunities for our people by welcoming new businesses and supporting existing businesses. 

We do this in many ways – whether you wish to start a business, grow your business, do business or move your business to Taupō, we can help.  We can connect you with the person, resource, tools or skills you need - from both the private and public sector.

We assist with a number of key services within the Taupo district and provide direction on how to facilitate business start-up, information and professional advice, including;

  • Provide initial information vital to establishing any business enterprise including Biz-Info information
  • Connect you to local professional advice including legal and accounting services and information on finance and banking
  • Deliver a wide range of seminars and workshops
  • Have key contacts within the relevant central government sectors such as the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
  • Can connect you with the right person within the Taupo District Council whether it’s availability of land or regulatory issues
  • Publish up-to-date economic information that may be relevant to any specific business sector
  • Have strong links to other organisations including Destination Lake Taupo, Towncentre Taupo, Taupo Chamber of Commerce, Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and others
  • Offer advice and support on project management and Taupo District professionals
  • Have key contacts within the main energy providers covering both hydro & geothermal.
  • Deliver the Business Mentors New Zealand programme for the area 
  • Create opportunities for youth by supporting programmes including Young Enterprise Scheme, Taupō Pathways, Taupō Young Professionals Network
  • Facilitate The Engine Room – a dynamic networking group for entrepreneurs
  • Promote Taupō as a place to do business through the Great Opportunities campaign

Check out the various groups, programmes, services and tools on offer, give us a call or send us an email.  We’d love to help.


Next Great Idea

Start Up Tiki Tour

Do you have the next great business idea or product?

Taupo is a place where dynamic and innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses can be based – and trade successfully in a national and global context.

We can prove that you don’t need to be in a big city to succeed.

Lower overhead models in smaller centres such as Taupo means more money can be spent on R&D rather than on paying rent!

It may be that you have a great idea and a well-developed business plan/product, but can’t get to a place that you can actually take the big leap of faith, quit your job and turn it into a business due to the high cost of living and business in a bigger centre.

The team here at Enterprise Great Lake Taupo can support you on your entrepreneurship journey in many ways. 

Taupo has co-working spaces, access to funding through various channels, our 'Engine Room' entrepreneur / innovation / remote-worker group, one-on-one support, specialist mentors, training & development programme, business events and access to successful local entrepreneurs for ongoing advice and support.  All that's missing is you and your great idea!

Keen to find out more about how you can move your idea into reality?

Register your interest in coming to Taupo to develop your concept into a business - we'd love to help you succeed.

Let us know a bit about you and your idea and we may invite you to Taupo to check out what we have on offer, put you in front of the people that have done it and show you the great lifestyle to match your goals. 

Register here

Come over to our place...


Welcome to our place.  Taupo.  The heart of NZ.  Where great opportunities to live, work and play await you.  

Here in the heart of New Zealand, we’ve got opportunities to make your business boom.

Great Lake Taupo has energy to burn, money to spare, time to share and room to move. That’s a pretty powerful combination.

If you are wanting to start a business, grow your business, relocate your business or family to Taupo, or simply get stuck in and do business - we can help you make it great.  Check out our services, advice, tools and events or contact us if you have a specific question.

Come on over to our place... we'd love to show you round.


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Need help from a Business Mentor?

Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees.  Especially when you're in the early stages of starting your own business… you might not quite be able to grasp what gaps are in your service, how your profitability could be increased, how your productivity could be boosted.  An independent, external and professional fresh perspective can make all the difference – we call them Business Mentors.