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From business failure to success through resilience

Sep 25, 2020 10:40:10 AM

Business failure, resilience and success are closely linked. To ensure your failures are mere stepping stones to success, resilience is key. Building this attribute can be the difference between feeling that you’re adrift in a storm and that you have oars and a map. Fortunately, resilience doesn’t come down to chance; it’s never too late to build yourself up. Accepting that failure happens means you can prepare. Preparing, setting yourself up with a growth mindset ...

Time management for busy people: prioritising, planning and productivity

Sep 14, 2020 11:16:12 AM

Business owners are almost always busy, and now many of us need to do more with fewer resources. Time management approaches can help you beat the overwhelm and do those things that will make the biggest impact. So, we’ve sorted through popular time management approaches to uncover the key concepts. A business mentor can help you to implement these ideas for prioritising, planning and productivity to help you get the best from your time.

Tips to start out right with your first business mentoring meeting

Sep 1, 2020 1:44:49 PM

Make sure you get the most from your business mentoring relationship by setting yourself up for success from the very first meeting. We've pulled together our tips on how to prepare well, what to discuss, and how to maintain your momentum. Use this as a guide for making sure your new mentoring relationship delivers great value from your very first meeting.

Business Mentoring during Lockdown

Aug 18, 2020 2:06:12 PM

Keeping up your business mentor relationship is critical during Lockdown even though it’s a time that brings plenty of additional challenges for business – and for businesspeople. We've gathered together some ideas on how to get the most from mentoring during Lockdown – whether you're a business mentor or a business owner receiving support. Although social distancing is necessary, it doesn’t mean you can’t maintain or even begin a business mentoring ...

Case Studies

Business Mentor guidance helps Darran double his Covid income

Aug 10, 2020 11:50:32 AM

Darran Rowe is a great believer in synchronicity and circumstances. So, when he started chatting to a guy at a garage, and the conversation somehow turned to his experience using a business mentor, Darran’s interest was piqued. At the time, he had just re-branded his dog training business – Mindfulness4Dogs - and was ...

Understanding your market and why it’s important

Aug 4, 2020 8:57:25 AM

Carefully defining your market can help you make better decisions in almost every area of your business. This article will outline some different ways of thinking about your market, and how to create personas for different segments of your market. It will explain how you can use this information to set goals, plan budgets and find opportunities. A Mentor can help you bring all these things together in your business and stay on track to succeed.

Ready to mentor? Make it magnificent!

Jul 16, 2020 2:24:12 PM

Is it your time to help bring others along the path to business success? If you’ve decided to take on the role of a business mentor, then you might be wondering where to begin and what to expect. Here’s what you need to know about starting right, what to focus on, what to avoid and some of the secrets of having powerful, inspiring conversations. As a mentor with Business ...

Case Studies

Couple draw on sporting prowess for business venture

Jul 7, 2020 1:52:04 PM

Sophie Cocks and Jamie Prebble make a formidable team. Sophie, a former Blacks Sticks striker who played more than 100 tests for New Zealand, and Jamie a New Zealand and Olympian freestyle skier, are the brains and brawn behind Truly Yours, an all-in-one design and hire service, specialising in weddings and leading industry events throughout the South Island.

Preparing your business for a smooth sale

Jul 3, 2020 8:55:16 AM

Selling your business is a major milestone. If you're not well prepared, it can mean extra work, emotional stress and a reduced price. No one needs that!  So, how do you keep the stress levels down and the purchase price up? A systematic approach makes all the difference. Take time to get your financial records in order, update your business plan and make sure everything is well documented.

Five steps to evaluating your business idea

Jun 22, 2020 11:32:01 AM

If you’re ready to take the leap into business, the first step is to evaluate your business idea.  A careful process can set you up to succeed. At its core, every successful business solves a problem or satisfies a need for their customers. Evaluating your business idea means understanding how your product or service can do this and make a profit.