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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The best sounding board ever”, is only one of the descriptives Egg & Spoon owners Dan and Jo Pearson have for their Business Mentors New Zealand mentor Irene Mosley.
Darran Rowe is a great believer in synchronicity and circumstances. So, when he started chatting to a guy at a garage, and the conversation somehow turned to his experience using a business mentor, Darran’s interest was piqued. At the time, he had just re-branded his dog training business –
Sophie Cocks and Jamie Prebble make a formidable team. Sophie, a former Blacks Sticks striker who played more than 100 tests for New Zealand, and Jamie a New Zealand and Olympian freestyle skier, are the brains and brawn behind Truly Yours, an all-in-one design and hire service, specialising in weddings and leading industry events throughout the South Island.
Having the support of a business mentor has seen High Country Salmon owner Margaret Logan through some tough times.
Claire Maxwell is not one to miss an opportunity. So, when a “completely random” phone call from an acquaintance alerted her to a spare room in a rugby club, the Palmerston North-based physiotherapist seized the opportunity to branch out on her own.