Dave and Keren Kurth have taken their business Serial Griller on the journey from food truck to culinary hotspot with the help of Business Mentor, Chris Robinson. They’ve found just the right match to thrive, and they’re already thinking about what they’ll serve up next.
Establishing a new business in an emerging industry takes drive, but a Business Mentor has helped power the rise of Hikotron, a vehicle charging specialist based in Hamilton. The journey so far is one that shows how the expertise and experience of a Mentor can help a team navigate their way towards growth.
Brent Harris is an artist, writer and researcher; he’s in the business of performance art, contemporary dance, choreography, writing, local history, and performance philosophy. However, through his Business Mentor, Astiana Trouland, he's found new and unexpected creativity. The two say it’s all about alignment.
Evoke Audio is a music production and audio post-production studio based in Henderson, Waitakere, Auckland that was founded by friends Matt Eller and Ricky Simonds. The two are brimming with expertise, competence, and passion for their work. That hasn't stopped them from finding immense value in the sounding board of a Business Mentor.
Dance has been part of Marguerite's life since she was two years old. It's brought her incredible joy and now her business is giving others the same opportunity. At The Renaissance School of Dance Marguerite calls herself CEO – Chief Enthusiasm Officer. Her business journey seems to be perfectly choreographed. Although she's faced her share of unexpected challenges, she's met them without missing a beat, benefiting from support of her Business Mentor Nicki.
Emma Salmon is an experienced and qualified physiotherapist, as well as being the only fully certified Reformer Pilates Physio in New Plymouth. She has the perfect mix of expertise for her enterprise, Physio Pilates New Plymouth. In addition, her Business Mentor, Julie Beck, contributes unique mastery that has become a core strength for Emma.
Honest Rum founders Dave Lincoln and Luke Jones are good mates who met in high school and then worked together in bars. They earnestly made their way up from cleaning glasses to creating cocktails and eventually becoming real connoisseurs. When they launched a spirit brand of their own, the pair reached out to Business Mentors NZ and found a great match with Mentor Darryl Holt.
Pure Hair Studio has taken Sarah Bergin on an exciting journey over the last five years. Not only did she launch and grow a thriving business, but she’s also navigated the challenges of the pandemic and found a balance between her work and life. She credits her Business Mentor, Wendy Johnston, with helping her build a business that suits her beautifully.
Managing money is something Min McKay is very good at – both her own and other peoples’. With a background in banking Min decided to take her passion for teaching people how to make the most of their hard-earned money, into her own business – You Change. She tapped into Business Mentors NZ for help in digital marketing to increase her online presence and attract more customers.
A stint of playing American football in Germany started Bradley Fraser on the road to launching a niche business not seen before in New Zealand.