3 ways Business Mentors create a lasting difference

Jun 18, 2019 8:54:27 AM

Whether you're at the beginning of your business journey, or you're already engaged in the daily grind of running your company, you want your efforts to produce results. And by getting some personalised guidance, you can make sure it happens.

Business Mentors New Zealand is a not-for-profit that matches experienced business people to New Zealand small business owners who are seeking guidance and a helping hand. Whether it is a specific hurdle you need assistance with, or a general need for fresh insights, the right mentor can offer clarity and help you meet goals. 

Here are three important reasons why Business Mentors can help you reach new heights:

1. Our mentoring services are tailored just for you.


Every business owner is in a unique stage and has different needs. That is why we offer three mentoring services for small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and social enterprise decision makers. 

  • Small Business Mentoring

    For currently-trading business owners, we offer a up to 12-month Small Business Mentoring Service. An experienced mentor — one who deeply understands the personal and professional challenges of managing a business — will work with you to overcome a specific stumbling block, give you direction, or support you in solving problems. 
  • Startup mentoring

    For those who want to start a new business, our service will match you with a mentor who knows what it’s like to build a new company off of a solid vision, and who wants to help New Zealand’s entrepreneurial community prosper. 

Your mentor’s role is to help you think outside of the box, test your assumptions, and validate your startup idea. If your idea passes a feasibility assessment and turns out to be valid and marketable, your mentor can help you with a range of actions. This could include helping you create a business plan to attract investors, partners, and other stakeholders to your new venture. 

  • Social Enterprise Mentoring

    Not-for-profit organisations, charities, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have distinct needs. We provide mentoring to give these types of initiatives the best shot at making a real impact.

Through our service, you will get the perspective you need to stay focused on your most important objectives. You will also have access to legal and financial advice, as well as the logistical knowledge needed to run a successful not-for-profit.

2. We’ve got the resources to help you succeed.


There is virtually no end to the variety of professional experience within our mentor network. You’re sure to connect with a mentor whose mix of experience and skills will stretch you in the best ways possible. Your mentor is also a source of connections, personal advice, and fresh perspectives to help you thrive.

But our services don’t stop at mentoring. We have helped many businesses over the past 28 years, and we strive to keep those relationships going through ongoing support. Our resources are always there to help you address roadblocks and keep your business on the right track.

On our website, you’ll find featured local business news and relevant events, compliance, and other important matters. Also available, are links to trusted business services, as well as take-home resources to get your business going in the right direction. 

Finally, as a participant in one of our mentoring service, you can contact your local Mentor Coordinator anytime for additional support.

3. We create powerful 1-to-1 relationships.


At Business Mentors, we focus on building strong, 1-to-1 connections between mentors and clients.

One of the foundations of any good relationship is a time investment. We value this fact, and that is why we have created an up to 12-month long service that give these powerful mentor-mentee relationships enough space to develop and flourish.

The personal time you get with your mentor in every single session is also invaluable. You will have the undivided attention of a mentor you can trust. This person will be a sounding board for you, and will consistently challenge your thinking. You’ll have all the room you need to learn and improve.

No matter which service you choose, you will have many months of confidential, one-on-one advice. There is simply no substitute for nourishing your leadership skills in the context of private mentoring, and you can expect to reap lasting rewards. 

Whether you need practical knowledge or simply more confidence, a mentor can help you achieve your dreams. Mentoring will help you validate your ideas, rise above common business problems, and lay a solid foundation for success. And the tailored service, resources, and 1-to-1 relationships we offer will give you an edge found nowhere else.

Contact Business Mentors today to learn more about our mentoring service, and the difference they can make for your professional growth.