Business Mentors Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 ...
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.