Business Mentors Blog


Why the Best Business people Are Continuous Learners

Apr 2, 2020 3:42:30 PM

If you are working from home or forced to stay at home, then take this opportunity to learn.

Business Isolation – Teams, Remote Working and Community Tips to Act on Now.

Mar 25, 2020 11:43:16 AM

As New Zealand rightly heads into lockdown at alert level four, we have to remind ourselves that now is not a time to panic. Panic is an attempt to act with an absence of knowledge.

Case Studies

Community-minded pair add new business to synergistic blend

Mar 20, 2020 3:31:21 PM

When Momo Martin and her longtime friend and business partner Michelle Hartley went to look at a secondhand oven for their catering business, they ended up not only buying the oven, but the rest of the equipment and a new business.

Case Studies

Sacha turns academy vision into reality

Mar 12, 2020 10:52:48 AM

Sacha Vee reckons she is more of a Mentor than a Manager. But in reality, the international platinum award-winning neo-soul artist, is so much more. She is a songwriter, a singer, a producer, a visionary, a goal setter and an achiever. When she dreams, she dreams big – and then she gives her all to ensure that dream becomes a reality.

Case Studies

Employee-to-boss transition throws up unexpected dynamics

Mar 5, 2020 8:55:05 AM

Transitioning from employee to employer can be a difficult and stressful time. Aside from stepping up in the ranks of responsibility, the buddy-to-boss scenario can throw unexpected staff dynamics in amongst the challenges of learning a new job.

Pandemic Panic – Is There Time for Small Business to Plan?

Feb 28, 2020 10:25:23 AM

In several countries, the impact of coronavirus is considered epidemic but the likelihood of reaching pandemic status meaning “all of the people” is appearing very likely.

Case Studies

Health Scare – Living the Work-Life Balance

Feb 19, 2020 8:33:48 AM

Working hard to get something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. Finding that balance is not always easy but after a health crisis and a dawning that the corporate world wasn’t for her, Julie Raine is now living - and working - her dream job.

Small Steps to Incentivising and Retaining Great Staff

Feb 11, 2020 11:19:00 AM

When it comes to incentivising people to go to work, paradoxically the latest trend seems to be giving them time away from work. Perpetual Guardian made headlines in 2018 by adopting a four-day working week, and more recently Vodafone introduced ‘Summer Hours’, giving staff early exits on Fridays.

Case Studies

Mentor gives AJ ‘motivational boost’ to carry on

Feb 5, 2020 1:16:05 PM

It would have been easy for Amit Jiwani to have taken the negative feedback he received about his discount voucher business idea and not gone ahead with his plan.

Come with me if you want to live - Going Digital

Jan 28, 2020 10:10:39 AM

Machines taking over the world might sound like a line from a B-Grade sci-fi movie but, like it or not, they are. Computers and the Internet have been around for decades and are an integral part of every sustainable business. Customers can now compare and access products and services globally, with all the benefits of consumer feedback, competitive pricing and convenience of same-day/next day delivery. The digital world is where your customers are. ...