Business Mentors Blog

Balance before burnout

Nov 16, 2023 2:35:00 PM

Burnout is its own kind of stress and exhaustion – and it’s overwhelming. It can have dire consequences for our physical health, mental wellbeing and business success. Although burnout is not a medical condition, it is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a worrying 'occupational phenomenon’, and we need to take heed to beat it.

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Mentoring means more sizzle

Oct 31, 2023 1:44:02 PM

Dave and Keren Kurth have taken their business Serial Griller on the journey from food truck to culinary hotspot with the help of Business Mentor, Chris Robinson. They’ve found just the right match to thrive, and they’re already thinking about what they’ll serve up next.

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Hikotron charges ahead with their Business Mentor

Oct 5, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Establishing a new business in an emerging industry takes drive, but a Business Mentor has helped power the rise of Hikotron, a vehicle charging specialist based in Hamilton. The journey so far is one that shows how the expertise and experience of a Mentor can help a team navigate their way towards growth.

Empowering Pacific Employees: Unleashing Untapped Potential in Your Business

Sep 28, 2023 11:31:14 AM

Welcoming and empowering Pacific employees can unleash new potential for your business. By embracing diversity and offering opportunities for growth, you can unlock talent, lift motivation and build resilience within your team.

Communicate price increases with confidence

Sep 1, 2023 8:56:53 AM

Would your business benefit from lifting its prices? The current environment is heaping pressures on businesses, so to keep things viable and growing, you may need to reset your pricing. Here are a few ideas to give you confidence about communicating price increases while you retain your brand's value and customer base.

Case Studies

Alignment creates artful mentoring journey

Aug 11, 2023 12:18:21 PM

Brent Harris is an artist, writer and researcher; he’s in the business of performance art, contemporary dance, choreography, writing, local history, and performance philosophy. However, through his Business Mentor, Astiana Trouland, he's found new and unexpected creativity. The two say it’s all about alignment.

Manage stress one step at a time

Aug 11, 2023 11:13:54 AM

If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone. For business owners, high inflation, talent shortages, and catastrophic weather are just a few of the stressors compounding upon the aftermath of the pandemic. We can’t change these things, but we do have some options to reduce their effect on our hearts and minds.

Find a pricing strategy that sets you up for success

Jul 27, 2023 3:00:21 PM

Getting your pricing right pays; it impacts your bottom line, your market, and your overall success. A pricing strategy should consider your costs, customers, and competition. And when you understand these three elements, you can consider which pricing model fits best. So, let’s look at how you can make sure your price is right!

Case Studies

A business mentor is the perfect sounding board for Evoke Audio

Jul 12, 2023 9:50:02 AM

Evoke Audio is a music production and audio post-production studio based in Henderson, Waitakere, Auckland that was founded by friends Matt Eller and Ricky Simonds. The two are brimming with expertise, competence, and passion for their work. That hasn't stopped them from finding immense value in the sounding board of a Business Mentor.

Make Great Customer Service Your Competitive Advantage

Jul 6, 2023 10:30:00 AM

Great customer service is a cost-effective way to win loyalty, lift revenue and stand out from your competitors. In fact, it can even help your business to be more resilient. And that’s something you can welcome with a smile in today’s fast-changing environment.