Business Mentors Blog

Te Reo Māori helping businesses prosper

Oct 4, 2021 9:13:36 AM

This blog has been written for Business Mentors New Zealand by Amokura Panoho. Amokura is a Māori business leader and facilitator of our Māori Business World View Workshops “Ko te reo, te mauri o te Mana Māori”; The language is the life force of ...

Employee Assistance Programmes can bring equal benefit for employers

Sep 28, 2021 1:43:40 PM

If you’re a small business owner, you already know how important it is to give your team the tools they need to do their jobs. One resource you may wish to consider is an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is a service that offers professional counselling or support to your team to support their wellbeing. This blog explains EAP services and what to think about when finding a provider for your business.

Mentor Stories

Tech high-flier returns home and gives back as a Mentor

Sep 21, 2021 3:33:21 PM

Angela Finucane’s corporate career took her around the world, through the executive suite of IBM and to the management team at Ericsson. Then, she brought that experience to entrepreneurship, growing her Kuala Lumpur-based tech start-up to become a global player. Now, she’s giving back by sharing her experience and time as a Business Mentor.

Value of mentoring Māori in business is increasing

Sep 17, 2021 3:33:02 PM

This blog has been written for Business Mentors New Zealand by Amokura Panoho. Amokura is a Māori business leader and facilitator of our Māori Business World View Workshops.  Business Mentors New Zealand recognises the importance of better understanding and contributing to the Māori ...

Celebrating te reo Māori: A good first step on your journey to more inclusive business

Sep 16, 2021 3:26:12 PM

Even if you're not a Māori-led business, you can still do a lot to make your business more culturally inclusive. Wherever you begin, being genuine, curious, and respectful is key. If you’re ready to learn and to persevere in your journey, you’ll be set to reap the benefits of better relationships, self-awareness and understanding.

Sustainability is a path to survive and thrive

Sep 9, 2021 12:17:30 PM

Right now, we’re confronted by how much the health of the world affects us. Whether it’s the planets limits or pandemic’s reach, we’re truly interconnected. Our businesses are an important link between individuals, communities and our shared future. This presents business owners with a responsibility and an opportunity around sustainability.

Case Studies

Thrilling results from mentoring

Sep 7, 2021 1:48:24 PM

Like the rest of New Zealand, Sonja Painter could never have foreseen the impact of Covid and the dramatic drop in tourists seeking the adrenaline-fuelled attractions of her business, Thrillzone, dropped away dramatically.

Now’s the time to shine a light on your lease

Sep 3, 2021 12:42:42 PM

Commercial leases are just one of the financial obligations that can weigh heavily on small businesses, especially during a pandemic. Having good support and information can make all the difference to getting leasing right, and if things go wrong. Understanding the pros, cons, and differences with commercial leases is important. So is awareness of recent legal changes and knowing where to turn for help.

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.

Case Studies

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.