Business Mentors Blog
Process: Almost everything you do at work, from making a coffee to organising a big project involves a process, so why not make it a great one?
Business Mentors New Zealand is supporting the ongoing recovery of those affected by recent weather events and Cyclone Gabriel with $20,000 of mentor registrations for businesses that are continuing in their recovery. “Our existing community of mentors rally together to support business owners in the immediate aftermath of a weather event. We see a critical need for us to extend our help” says Business Mentors New Zealand CEO Sarah Trotman, ONZM. The not-for-profit ...
Dance has been part of Marguerite's life since she was two years old. It's brought her incredible joy and now her business is giving others the same opportunity. At The Renaissance School of Dance Marguerite calls herself CEO – Chief Enthusiasm Officer. Her business journey seems to be perfectly choreographed. Although she's faced her share of unexpected challenges, she's met them without missing a beat, benefiting from support of her Business Mentor Nicki.
Governance of your small business can help it flourish, and it doesn't mean an expensive, over-qualified board of directors. Governance structures for small businesses can take many forms. Your governance set-up can evolve through the life of your business to give you the right kind of support at the right time. The good news is that it's never too soon or too late to establish governance for your company.
Creativity techniques can generate fresh ideas to thrive. As you look ahead, a dose of imagination could help you stay competitive and find new ways to grow and succeed.
Chat GPT is changing the narrative for business tech, even just a few months after its launch. And for small businesses in New Zealand, it's likely to be part of many conversations in the coming months.
If your small business is working hard to do the right thing for people and the planet, you should be able to let people know. But the worry of not doing enough or being accused of insincerity is enough to make many business owners remain in the shadows. Ethical marketing can help you grow your business, its relationships and your community’s trust.
TikTok is having its time. Is it somewhere your small business should be? There are plenty of reasons this social media platform should get the ‘tick’ for your marketing approach but also a few caveats. The data shows TikTok is a place where you can gain attention and sales. But keeping your brand safe means taking a moment before you dive in.
The lead-up to Christmas is often the most demanding time of year for small business owners. It can mean that even when they have a break, it's more about recovery than relaxation. Purposeful planning can help you keep a sense of cheer and enjoy the season.
Joan McBeath is a qualified life coach and mediator who has experience in managing large organisational budgets and teams, as well as her own small business. She draws on all of this in her work as a Business Mentor, and it only takes a few moments of bubbly discussion to see how much passion she brings.