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Ten steps to hiring your first employee

Feb 12, 2021 3:22:48 PM

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.

Social media quick start for 2021

Jan 22, 2021 10:56:39 AM

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.

Plan for business success in 2021

Jan 13, 2021 8:42:45 AM

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:

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Business Mentor prevented “expensive” mistakes

Dec 23, 2020 10:23:51 AM

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.

Working and Employment Law Changes – keep up to date

Dec 18, 2020 2:15:52 PM

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.

Set yourself up to celebrate this holiday season

Dec 8, 2020 4:45:30 PM

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 buoyant.

The benefits of asking powerful business questions

Nov 9, 2020 9:58:38 AM

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?

Set realistic expectations for business mentoring with clarity about scope

Oct 22, 2020 9:49:00 AM

Business Mentors New Zealand is here to help you succeed by connecting you with knowledgeable, skilled and experienced business people. Whatever stage your business is at, you'll benefit most from a clear understanding of how mentoring can help, and its limits. Having realistic expectations for mentoring means collaborating to set objectives and knowing what mentoring involves.

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Business Mentor brings light to ‘gloomy, dark, future’

Oct 14, 2020 2:43:38 PM

In the midst of COVID-19 lockdown, when ‘The Cookie Project’s co-founders Eric Chuah and Graeme Haddon saw their future as gloomy, dark and uncertain – they reached out to Business Mentors New Zealand for support.

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Couple keeps business mentor conversation alive

Oct 5, 2020 11:01:00 AM

“The best sounding board ever”, is only one of the descriptives Egg & Spoon owners Dan and Jo Pearson have for their Business Mentors New Zealand mentor Irene Mosley.