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Mentoring helps transform Mac Electrical

Apr 30, 2021 3:12:13 PM

Colm of Mac Electrical in Taranaki has built a reputation for being courteous and professional. Both clients and other tradespeople know him as being easy to work with and reliable – especially for complex jobs. But delivering this first-class service has become much easier and more profitable since Colm registered for a Business Mentor in 2019. Colm says he first sought a ...

How can a Mentor with different experience benefit your business?

Apr 27, 2021 1:53:03 PM

Business Mentors come ready to share their time and insights to support you. They’re motivated only by your success, so their value is enormous. However, when your Mentor’s experience is different to your own, you can access a whole new dimension of benefit for your business. By sharing their unique perspective with you, a Mentor can help make your business journey easier and more rewarding. They can help you find innovative ...

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Wai Comply finds a wellspring of support with Business Mentors

Apr 8, 2021 4:09:24 PM

Deirdre dived right in at Wai Comply Deirdre is someone who is happy to jump in the deep end. She started her role as CEO of a Drinking Water Compliance start-up Wai Comply on 1 April 2020; right at the beginning of the country’s first lockdown. Fortunately, that didn’t faze her. She set her sights on the horizon and got moving immediately.

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Distilling the Best of Business Advice

Mar 31, 2021 9:36:14 AM

Given Sarah and Ben Bonoma had no previous experience in the liquor industry, they put their brave decision to quit corporate jobs and start a spirits distillery business down to new parents’ sleep deprivation.

Meet the End of the Financial Year with Confidence

Mar 24, 2021 9:34:13 AM

Even though the end of the financial year is always at the same time, it often catches people by surprise. Fortunately, as 31 March 2021 approaches, there's still time to help your small business start the new financial year on the right foot. We've gathered together a checklist of five essential tasks to minimise stress and keep your focus on what counts.

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“Magic of mentoring” helps Tidy Bins team find joy in business

Mar 19, 2021 9:27:13 AM

The Tidy Bins team found working with a Business Mentor helped them get their business shipshape and spark new growth. Mentor Tom Devlin and Tidy Bins owner Lynnette Creagh told us about their journey.

Mentor Profiles – International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2021 11:27:18 AM

Inspirational, generous and experienced businesswomen are throughout our network of Business Mentors. On International Women's Day, we asked a few of them to share what their careers have taught them about business success. Their insights are as varied and impressive as their journeys. You’ll see why business owners continue to seek out the support of a Mentor and why we’re always ready to welcome more women to our network. ...

The 2021 New Zealand Businesswoman

Mar 5, 2021 12:45:00 PM

On International Women’s Day, when you stop to think about the 'typical' New Zealand businesswoman, it’s clear there’s no such thing. Yet all of New Zealand’s businesswomen have worked hard for their success. Together, we’ve achieved incredible milestones. Now, we must continue to advocate for women in business. We’ve got so many outstanding female mentors who are stepping up for business people.

Click to succeed – business resources at your fingertips

Mar 3, 2021 8:51:24 AM

Making the best use of existing resources is a great way to build the efficiency of your business. So, we’ve done a round up of information available to help New Zealand businesses thrive. We’ve found useful resources through online groups, government websites, and individual experts. Check them out, and if you need a helping hand,

Ten steps to hiring your first employee

Feb 12, 2021 3:22:48 PM

Hiring your first employee is a big commitment and a big opportunity for business growth. Employers have many obligations to meet, but you'll find plenty of information and support to help you get it right. A Business Mentor can support you with the ten steps below, to help you get started as an employer and find resources to help you succeed.