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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, register for a Business ...

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.

Social media quick start for 2021

Jan 22, 2021 10:56:39 AM

Is sorting out your business’s social media presence on your 2021 to-do list? Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, being smart with small business social media can ensure you make the most of your time - a Business Mentor can help with this! Here are some tips on choosing which social media platforms make sense, creating content to showcase your brand and setting up a social media calendar for consistent presence.

Plan for business success in 2021

Jan 13, 2021 8:42:45 AM

We’ve all learnt how quickly things can change over the last year and things haven’t settled down yet. At the dawn of 2021, you can take practical steps to plan for success even when things might still be uncertain. You may want a Business Mentor to assist with planning to ensure your small business will thrive in 2021. Here are five things to help you succeed:

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Business Mentor prevented “expensive” mistakes

Dec 23, 2020 10:23:51 AM

Finding a business mentor saved Elizabeth Roberts from making some “pretty expensive mistakes”, she says. And she can’t praise enough the advice and support she has received from Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) and her mentor Malhar Panchwagh.