MYOB is proud to sponsor the 2013 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition

01 May 2013

MYOB is proud to be sponsoring the ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition for 2013. All you need to do is submit a brief business plan using the templates on and you’re in to win!

What are we looking for? In a nutshell, we’re looking for a viable business idea that is geared for growth, sustainable revenue, and can make a positive contribution to the local national or global economy. If you get shortlisted, you’ll be invited to submit a more in-depth business plan to be in to win the supreme prize. will guide you through this process, giving you all the tools and templates you need to put together a winning plan.

Business owners with gross sales of less than $1M, or those with a business idea that they want get off the ground, are eligible to apply.

The supreme winner will not only get $30,000 cash provided by ANZ for approved business growth opportunities, they will also receive a package of services – $10,000 of marketing consultation, training or development; $5,000 worth of legal advice; $5,000 worth of business education or management training; $5,000 worth of advertising/editorial in NZBusiness Magazine; and $3,800 of virtual office services. Not to mention an assessment of business needs, ongoing coaching, and a personal profile on

Second and third prize winners will each receive $5,000 cash from ANZ. Regional winners also win a prize of $1000 cash.

The ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition opens for applications on 14th May 2013.

Applications can be made online via

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For further information or immediate comment, please contact:

Kristy Sheppard


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Gerard Blank

The Agency Communications Limited

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