Business Mentors Blog

Flexibility has a fine fit with our new freedom for face-to-face

Apr 6, 2022 1:14:53 PM

At long last, we might be seeing the end of COVID restrictions and return to a more 'normal' way of working. Most of us will be delighted to get back to the office and work with our teams face-to-face. However, many people have found they can still produce quality output even outside of the regular office space and time. And they're going to be hesitant about letting this go.

A little automation brings big benefits for small business

Mar 7, 2022 9:36:34 AM

The fresh energy and insight of a Business Mentor can make an enormous difference to business owners who feel overwhelmed and overworked. A Mentor can help you identify where to put your attention and which tasks you can delegate or automate.

Do your online meetings deserve some love?

Feb 23, 2022 2:08:44 PM

Online meetings are going to be around for a while, but it doesn’t mean we need to accept them as a necessary evil of Covid life. Just ask our Mentors! They’ve kept supporting businesses throughout the pandemic with virtual mentoring.

Retain your strong team in 2022

Feb 2, 2022 8:31:25 AM

We’re all hoping 2022 will mark the beginning of a less turbulent time for business and our communities. But when employees are looking for a fresh start in the new year, it can bring other challenges for business owners. Unemployment rates are currently a low 3.4 percent and there are whispers of ‘The Great Resignation’ hitting NZ shores. So, we’ve gathered the best tips to help you retain a strong team to make the most of the year ahead.

Case Studies

Changing lives and the world

Jan 10, 2022 11:10:58 AM

Managing money is something Min McKay is very good at – both her own and other peoples’. With a background in banking Min decided to take her passion for teaching people how to make the most of their hard-earned money, into her own business – You Change. She tapped into Business Mentors NZ for help in digital marketing to increase her online presence and attract more customers.

Case Studies

Take your business to the next level with a Mentor

Nov 23, 2021 10:01:49 AM

A stint of playing American football in Germany started Bradley Fraser on the road to launching a niche business not seen before in New Zealand.

National Mentoring Day is here

Oct 27, 2021 9:52:24 AM

National Mentoring Day gives you a chance to get a taste of the benefits of mentoring. Let us explain what it is, how you can get involved and where it can lead.

Reduce your risk of cyberattack

Oct 21, 2021 4:59:21 PM

For small business owners, the risk of cyberattack is snowballing. Last year cyberattacks increased by more than 42% in New Zealand. You ignore the risk at your peril. Even if you’re not a confident technology user, you can help reduce your risk with a few practical steps and the right support.

Data-driven decisions add up for small business

Oct 15, 2021 8:25:00 AM

Data is a currency of today’s economy and its impact on society, politics and commercial success is undeniable. We hear a lot about big data, but is that relevant to small business? Let’s explore how you can benefit from data and statistics in your business decisions, and what data is available to you.

Case Studies

Striking the right chord

Oct 7, 2021 9:25:14 AM

Founder of Piano Picnic, Ruth Power is on a mission to show that piano is cool and accessible to everyone. The Raglan based musician and music teacher is providing an alternative to the traditional options by enabling pianists to embrace their creativity and curiosity and to hit the right note, she sought the help of Business Mentors.