Business Mentors Blog
Inspirational, generous and experienced businesswomen are throughout our network of Business Mentors. On International Women's Day, we asked a few of them to share what their careers have taught them about business success. Their insights are as varied and impressive as their journeys. You’ll see why business owners continue to seek out the support of a Mentor and why we’re always ready to welcome more women to our network. ...
On International Women’s Day, when you stop to think about the 'typical' New Zealand businesswoman, it’s clear there’s no such thing. Yet all of New Zealand’s businesswomen have worked hard for their success. Together, we’ve achieved incredible milestones. Now, we must continue to advocate for women in business. We’ve got so many outstanding female mentors who are stepping up for business people.
Making the best use of existing resources is a great way to build the efficiency of your business. So, we’ve done a round up of information available to help New Zealand businesses thrive. We’ve found useful resources through online groups, government websites, and individual experts. Check them out, and if you need a helping hand,
Hiring your first employee is a big commitment and a big opportunity for business growth. Employers have many obligations to meet, but you'll find plenty of information and support to help you get it right. A Business Mentor can support you with the ten steps below, to help you get started as an employer and find resources to help you succeed.
Is sorting out your business’s social media presence on your 2021 to-do list? Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, being smart with small business social media can ensure you make the most of your time - a Business Mentor can help with this! Here are some tips on choosing which social media platforms make sense, creating content to showcase your brand and setting up a social media calendar for consistent presence. ...
We’ve all learnt how quickly things can change over the last year and things haven’t settled down yet. At the dawn of 2021, you can take practical steps to plan for success even when things might still be uncertain. You may want a Business Mentor to assist with planning to ensure your small business will thrive in 2021. Here are five things to help you succeed:
Finding a business mentor saved Elizabeth Roberts from making some “pretty expensive mistakes”, she says. And she can’t praise enough the advice and support she has received from Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) and her mentor Malhar Panchwagh.
Three areas of employment in New Zealand have changed recently and business owners need to keep up to date to make sure they’re meeting their obligations. This article explains what small businesses should know about equal pay and pay equity, health and safety for flexi-working, and forced labour. There are a lot of changes, if you need help navigating them reach out to us and we can connect you to a Business Mentor.
For small business owners in New Zealand, the holiday season can mean balancing the pressure of finishing off the year’s business, a final check in with your business mentor, and trying to do it all with composure while you enjoy family and friends. And that’s after a rollercoaster year! Here are some ideas to savour the spirit of the season while keeping business ...
Knowing how to ask powerful questions is a valuable skill in business and mentoring. In fact, being curious helps with everything from organisational performance to leading staff. Wondering why and how?