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GK Events: An eventful journey

Jun 15, 2021 10:25:18 AM

Gareth and Kim Rosser brought incredible creativity and attention to detail on their journey in business. That’s set them up for success in the events industry and beyond. In 2020, Covid-19 meant they faced an unexpected fork in the road. But, with the help of their like-minded Mentor, Anna Salek, they’ve found a path through. Gareth and Kim have even embarked into a new industry with GK Freight. Along the way, they’ve ...

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AUIP learns Business Mentor is one of the best things about NZ

Jun 9, 2021 3:33:23 PM

When the pandemic hit, business changed a lot, but having a Business Mentor made a world of difference for Mary Ogburn and AUIP’s Management Team.

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They all scream for ice cream

May 27, 2021 1:13:48 PM

Business has been good for Wanaka based PURE NZ Ice Cream owners, Brian Thomas and Anna Howard. Both are experienced in food, hospitality and tourism so buying the award-winning, artisan ice cream business in 2018 was an opportunity too good to miss.

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No boundaries, no limits

May 21, 2021 8:30:00 AM

There are no limits to Paul Harding Browne’s creativity. Whenever he wants a piece of furniture, he just builds it. Now, with the help of Business Mentors NZ, Paul is breaking boundaries.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Business Mentor brings light to ‘gloomy, dark, future’

Oct 14, 2020 2:43:38 PM

In the midst of COVID-19 lockdown, when ‘The Cookie Project’s co-founders Eric Chuah and Graeme Haddon saw their future as gloomy, dark and uncertain – they reached out to Business Mentors New Zealand for support.