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Case Studies

Community-minded pair add new business to synergistic blend

Mar 20, 2020 3:31:21 PM

When Momo Martin and her longtime friend and business partner Michelle Hartley went to look at a secondhand oven for their catering business, they ended up not only buying the oven, but the rest of the equipment and a new business.

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Sacha turns academy vision into reality

Mar 12, 2020 10:52:48 AM

Sacha Vee reckons she is more of a Mentor than a Manager. But in reality, the international platinum award-winning neo-soul artist, is so much more. She is a songwriter, a singer, a producer, a visionary, a goal setter and an achiever. When she dreams, she dreams big – and then she gives her all to ensure that dream becomes a reality.

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Employee-to-boss transition throws up unexpected dynamics

Mar 5, 2020 8:55:05 AM

Transitioning from employee to employer can be a difficult and stressful time. Aside from stepping up in the ranks of responsibility, the buddy-to-boss scenario can throw unexpected staff dynamics in amongst the challenges of learning a new job.

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Health Scare – Living the Work-Life Balance

Feb 19, 2020 8:33:48 AM

Working hard to get something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

Finding that balance is not always easy but after a health crisis and a dawning that the corporate world wasn’t for her, Julie Raine is now living - and working - her dream job.

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Mentor gives AJ ‘motivational boost’ to carry on

Feb 5, 2020 1:16:05 PM

It would have been easy for Amit Jiwani to have taken the negative feedback he received about his discount voucher business idea and not gone ahead with his plan.

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Mentoring advice changes Alice’s trajectory

Jan 22, 2020 3:21:05 PM

Alice Brown has been a clinical nurse all her working life. As an intensive care nurse on and off for 10 years, she saw more than her share of trauma, eventually taking a break from the “horrific-ness” after a couple of incidents left her on the verge of burnout.

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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.

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Gain Confidence, Move Forward

May 17, 2019 1:09:54 PM

Mark registered with Business Mentors NZ, when he realised that he didn’t have the confidence or business savvy to move his business forward. He was assigned to mentor Ross Kennedy, who supported him and gave him newfound confidence. Ross’ expertise, knowledge, advice and guidance ensured the couple understood the foundations of a small business so they could grow and add people to it.

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The Gap in the Audiobook Market

May 17, 2019 1:09:48 PM

When Theo Gibson discovered there was a gap in New Zealand’s Audiobook market, he developed a website selling Audiobooks by New Zealand authors. As this was his first time taking on a project of this level, he contacted BMNZ to give him guidance and support on areas outside his expertise. He was paired with Ailsa Barr, who he describes their relationship as being “invaluable”.

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From Rural Central Otago to Barcelona

May 17, 2019 1:09:34 PM

 

AnneMarie is a photographic artist, based in Otago. She specialises in historic photographic processes. Her goal was to become self-employed and make a living from her art, but, while she exhibited and sold her works through a gallery in old Cromwell, she wasn’t sure how to further progress her business. Annemarie contacted BMNZ who matched her with mentor Brian Weaver, who she has now had a partnership with for nearly four years. 

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