Business Mentors Blog
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Deirdre dived right in at Wai Comply Deirdre is someone who is happy to jump in the deep end. She started her role as CEO of a Drinking Water Compliance start-up Wai Comply on 1 April 2020; right at the beginning of the country’s first lockdown. Fortunately, that didn’t faze her. She set her sights on the horizon and got moving immediately.
Given Sarah and Ben Bonoma had no previous experience in the liquor industry, they put their brave decision to quit corporate jobs and start a spirits distillery business down to new parents’ sleep deprivation.
Even though the end of the financial year is always at the same time, it often catches people by surprise. Fortunately, as 31 March 2021 approaches, there's still time to help your small business start the new financial year on the right foot. We've gathered together a checklist of five essential tasks to minimise stress and keep your focus on what counts.
The Tidy Bins team found working with a Business Mentor helped them get their business shipshape and spark new growth. Mentor Tom Devlin and Tidy Bins owner Lynnette Creagh told us about their journey.