Business Mentors Blog

The Emotional Toll of Running a Small Business

Aug 18, 2021 10:28:55 AM

Running your own business may sound glamourous, but business owners will often tell you that while the rewards are there, it can be extremely challenging – not just financially but emotionally.

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Good guidance means good business at The Paper People

Aug 12, 2021 12:31:28 PM

Bronwen Hurford wanted to grow her business, The Paper People with a strong sense of purpose. To do this, she knew good guidance would be pivotal. As a newcomer to Dunedin, Business Mentors New Zealand was one of Bronwen’s first stops.

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A seed of an idea

Aug 4, 2021 9:06:35 AM

Waimate’s Back Paddock Garden and Gifts was just a seed of an idea seven months ago but has quickly blossomed into a thriving business.

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Taking pain and stress in your stride

Jul 28, 2021 2:47:09 PM

Starting a business in a new country is a big challenge. But add a pandemic into the mix and those challenges take on a whole new dimension.

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.

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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. When we’ve found your mentoring ...

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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 like to find out how your ...

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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 collected tips to share with others who ...