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Striking the right chord

Oct 7, 2021 9:25:14 AM

Founder of Piano Picnic, Ruth Power is on a mission to show that piano is cool and accessible to everyone. The Raglan based musician and music teacher is providing an alternative to the traditional options by enabling pianists to embrace their creativity and curiosity and to hit the right note, she sought the help of ...

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Thrilling results from mentoring

Sep 7, 2021 1:48:24 PM

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.

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Good guidance means good business at The Paper People

Aug 12, 2021 12:31:28 PM

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.

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A seed of an idea

Aug 4, 2021 9:06:35 AM

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.

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Taking pain and stress in your stride

Jul 28, 2021 2:47:09 PM

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.

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Mentoring strengthens Christchurch Wrought Iron

Jul 12, 2021 3:54:22 PM

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.

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Pauline’s property perseverance pays off

Jun 25, 2021 1:59:26 PM

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.

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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.