Business Mentors Blog

Important considerations for starting a business

Sep 30, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Getting your business off the ground starts with registering your business in New Zealand. In this blog, we explain the three key steps business owners should follow to make sure their business is legally registered.

Starting a business? Here are 4 steps to securing funding

Sep 3, 2019 4:41:37 PM

Are you worried that you lack the money and general financial know-how to get your new venture started? If so, know that many entrepreneurs have started exactly where you are now and have gone on to secure the early-stage financial backing they needed. 

3 steps towards creating an effective business plan

Aug 26, 2019 1:30:00 PM

You have the business idea, now you want to launch and grow your startup - but where do you go from here?

Build your business confidence with an experienced mentor

Aug 6, 2019 11:11:35 AM

As a small business owner, confidence is earned.  No business owner has the complete know-how or a perfect skill set from the start - that experience comes from time, and often, recovering from mistakes.

3 ways social media can help grow your business

Jul 25, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Small businesses thrive on the strength of an attractive brand and a growing customer base. One of the most impactful ways to achieve both is to use social media.

Case Studies

Mentor helps off-the-grid island brewers’ see bigger picture

Jul 10, 2019 2:28:49 PM

Sarah Bowman and her husband Caleb Clarke knew they faced more than the usual challenges when they decided to set up a craft brewery on Aotea - Great Barrier Island.

A new website signals the beginning of a new level of customer service.

Jul 1, 2019 9:58:21 AM

Our business is all about people. We have two groups that influence our delivery, the business mentors, and small business owners looking to grow their business. Mentors provide the time and knowledge free of charge, and that’s what makes them so valuable. They have no emotional or financial investment in the business that Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) introduces them to, allowing mentors to give impartial advice. Clients apply to the mentoring service ...

3 ways Business Mentors create a lasting difference

Jun 18, 2019 8:54:27 AM

Whether you're at the beginning of your business journey, or you're already engaged in the daily grind of running your company, you want your efforts to produce results. And by getting some personalised guidance, you can make sure it happens.

What can a mentor really do for me?

May 20, 2019 1:42:32 PM

  In business, there is no blueprint. For experienced and new business owners alike, there is room for personal and professional growth. Regardless of the phase you find yourself in, it’s wise to consider mentoring. A mentor can be a wise friend, ready to lend an ear and offer a fresh perspective.

The Benefits of Business Mentoring - Part Two

May 17, 2019 1:32:10 PM

With a mentor, you can shorten the distance between your current state and the success you hope for. In part two of this blog we discuss the short and long-term benefits of the programmes and how a mentor will change the way you do business.