Business Mentors Blog


Supporting staff to volunteer as Business Mentors is a significant opportunity for corporates

Jun 21, 2021 4:00:40 PM

Are you interested in a high-impact volunteer programme for your large organisation? Allowing your team to get involved with the small business community as a Business Mentor has a raft of positive outcomes. It’s an effective way to support New Zealand’s economy, develop your leaders, and engage your top talent. Get in touch with us if you'd ...

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GK Events: An eventful journey

Jun 15, 2021 10:25:18 AM

Gareth and Kim Rosser brought incredible creativity and attention to detail on their journey in business. That’s set them up for success in the events industry and beyond. In 2020, Covid-19 meant they faced an unexpected fork in the road. But, with the help of their like-minded Mentor, Anna Salek, they’ve found a path through. Gareth and Kim have even embarked into a new industry with GK Freight. Along the way, they’ve ...

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AUIP learns Business Mentor is one of the best things about NZ

Jun 9, 2021 3:33:23 PM

When the pandemic hit, business changed a lot, but having a Business Mentor made a world of difference for Mary Ogburn and AUIP’s Management Team.

Measure your mentoring progress to get the most from your journey

Jun 4, 2021 2:55:42 PM

Business mentoring is a journey that takes you from a starting point towards an ultimate goal. Measuring your progress helps ensure you're moving in the right direction. Many businesses with a Mentor say external accountability is one of the most valuable benefits of mentoring. Below are some ideas for measuring your progress with mentoring. They'll help you get the most from your relationship and follow a path that takes you ...

Case Studies

They all scream for ice cream

May 27, 2021 1:13:48 PM

Business has been good for Wanaka based PURE NZ Ice Cream owners, Brian Thomas and Anna Howard. Both are experienced in food, hospitality and tourism so buying the award-winning, artisan ice cream business in 2018 was an opportunity too good to miss.

Unlocking the power of networking

May 25, 2021 10:58:55 AM

Effective networking is a powerful, but often undervalued, tool to grow your business. Although you may not see instant rewards, cultivating your network is worthwhile in the long term. Here are our some of the top benefits of networking, how to get started, and how to network effectively.

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No boundaries, no limits

May 21, 2021 8:30:00 AM

There are no limits to Paul Harding Browne’s creativity. Whenever he wants a piece of furniture, he just builds it. Now, with the help of Business Mentors NZ, Paul is breaking boundaries.

Five ideas for nurturing success in your team

May 19, 2021 10:15:13 AM

A successful team helps build a successful business. As an employer, you can help nurture the growth of your staff and your business at the same time. Five things that can help are to lead by example, set clear goals, communicate well, value diverse experience and make room for fun. To do this, you need to start by nurturing your own success. Fortunately, that’s something we can help with by ...

Case Studies

Mentoring helps transform Mac Electrical

Apr 30, 2021 3:12:13 PM

Colm of Mac Electrical in Taranaki has built a reputation for being courteous and professional. Both clients and other tradespeople know him as being easy to work with and reliable – especially for complex jobs. But delivering this first-class service has become much easier and more profitable since Colm registered for a Business Mentor in 2019. Colm says he first sought a ...

How can a Mentor with different experience benefit your business?

Apr 27, 2021 1:53:03 PM

Business Mentors come ready to share their time and insights to support you. They’re motivated only by your success, so their value is enormous. However, when your Mentor’s experience is different to your own, you can access a whole new dimension of benefit for your business. By sharing their unique perspective with you, a Mentor can help make your business journey easier and more rewarding. They can help you find innovative ...