Business Mentors Blog


Delegating can help your business grow

Jul 21, 2021 2:31:07 PM

Delegating rarely comes naturally to the ambitious all-rounders that lead businesses. Nevertheless, ‘delegator talent’ allows companies to prosper, so it’s a skill worth developing.

Case Studies

Mentoring strengthens Christchurch Wrought Iron

Jul 12, 2021 3:54:22 PM

Mark and Rebecca Richards had been in business as Christchurch Wrought Iron for a few years when they decided to find a Business Mentor. Keith Alexander became a reliable supporter of the pair as they shaped their operations to thrive. Together, they explain how Christchurch Wrought Iron has become stronger than ever.

Smart use of technology enhances virtual mentoring

Jul 2, 2021 8:43:05 AM

Relationships are at the heart of mentoring. Mentors bring experience, insight and generosity which is irreplaceable, but we can make more of these assets with the right tech tools. In fact, combining technology and connections brings value to the whole process at Business Mentors New Zealand. We enhance our decades of experience with a sophisticated database to find each business owner a unique match that can help them grow. ...

Case Studies

Pauline’s property perseverance pays off

Jun 25, 2021 1:59:26 PM

After five years in property management, Pauline Bevin Johnson decided there was a better way to serve the property owners of Marlborough and set about making it a reality. Building the business from scratch, Pauline wanted to start off with the right support and advice so she contacted Business Mentors New Zealand.

Supporting staff to volunteer as Business Mentors is a significant opportunity for corporates

Jun 21, 2021 4:00:40 PM

Are you interested in a high-impact volunteer programme for your large organisation? Allowing your team to get involved with the small business community as a Business Mentor has a raft of positive outcomes. It’s an effective way to support New Zealand’s economy, develop your leaders, and engage your top talent. Get in touch with us if you'd ...

Case Studies

GK Events: An eventful journey

Jun 15, 2021 10:25:18 AM

Gareth and Kim Rosser brought incredible creativity and attention to detail on their journey in business. That’s set them up for success in the events industry and beyond. In 2020, Covid-19 meant they faced an unexpected fork in the road. But, with the help of their like-minded Mentor, Anna Salek, they’ve found a path through. Gareth and Kim have even embarked into a new industry with GK Freight. Along the way, they’ve ...

Case Studies

AUIP learns Business Mentor is one of the best things about NZ

Jun 9, 2021 3:33:23 PM

When the pandemic hit, business changed a lot, but having a Business Mentor made a world of difference for Mary Ogburn and AUIP’s Management Team.

Measure your mentoring progress to get the most from your journey

Jun 4, 2021 2:55:42 PM

Business mentoring is a journey that takes you from a starting point towards an ultimate goal. Measuring your progress helps ensure you're moving in the right direction. Many businesses with a Mentor say external accountability is one of the most valuable benefits of mentoring. Below are some ideas for measuring your progress with mentoring. They'll help you get the most from your relationship and follow a path that takes you ...

Case Studies

They all scream for ice cream

May 27, 2021 1:13:48 PM

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.

Unlocking the power of networking

May 25, 2021 10:58:55 AM

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.