Business Mentors Blog
Managing money is something Min McKay is very good at – both her own and other peoples’. With a background in banking Min decided to take her passion for teaching people how to make the most of their hard-earned money, into her own business – You Change. She tapped into Business Mentors NZ for help in digital marketing to increase her online presence and attract more customers.
A stint of playing American football in Germany started Bradley Fraser on the road to launching a niche business not seen before in New Zealand.
National Mentoring Day gives you a chance to get a taste of the benefits of mentoring. Let us explain what it is, how you can get involved and where it can lead.
For small business owners, the risk of cyberattack is snowballing. Last year cyberattacks increased by more than 42% in New Zealand. You ignore the risk at your peril. Even if you’re not a confident technology user, you can help reduce your risk with a few practical steps and the right support.
Data is a currency of today’s economy and its impact on society, politics and commercial success is undeniable. We hear a lot about big data, but is that relevant to small business? Let’s explore how you can benefit from data and statistics in your business decisions, and what data is available to you.
Founder of Piano Picnic, Ruth Power is on a mission to show that piano is cool and accessible to everyone. The Raglan based musician and music teacher is providing an alternative to the traditional options by enabling pianists to embrace their creativity and curiosity and to hit the right note, she sought the help of Business Mentors.
If you’re a small business owner, you already know how important it is to give your team the tools they need to do their jobs. One resource you may wish to consider is an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is a service that offers professional counselling or support to your team to support their wellbeing. This blog explains EAP services and what to think about when finding a provider for your business.
Angela Finucane’s corporate career took her around the world, through the executive suite of IBM and to the management team at Ericsson. Then, she brought that experience to entrepreneurship, growing her Kuala Lumpur-based tech start-up to become a global player. Now, she’s giving back by sharing her experience and time as a Business Mentor.
Even if you're not a Māori-led business, you can still do a lot to make your business more culturally inclusive. Wherever you begin, being genuine, curious, and respectful is key. If you’re ready to learn and to persevere in your journey, you’ll be set to reap the benefits of better relationships, self-awareness and understanding.
Right now, we’re confronted by how much the health of the world affects us. Whether it’s the planets limits or pandemic’s reach, we’re truly interconnected. Our businesses are an important link between individuals, communities and our shared future. This presents business owners with a responsibility and an opportunity around sustainability.