Boost your Business with Help from a Mentor
Business Mentors New Zealand are experienced professionals who know what it means to be in business. Their mentoring programme recognises the importance of a vibrant and healthy SME (small-medium enterprise).
The service matches experienced business people, the Mentors, with small business owners.
So how do you access the scheme?
“The CEDA ‘Business Help’ pages are a good place to start – these pages have other useful tools and resources available, including Business Mentors NZ. The BMNZ website has recently had a refresh and is loaded with useful information,” says Carl Baker, Business Growth Advisor, of the Central Economic Development Agency.
The programme is aimed at start-up entrepreneurs, existing business owners and not-for-profit executives.
You are eligible if:
- You are a New Zealand resident and have an existing or start-up small business or social enterprise organisation
- You are willing to listen and receive constructive feedback related to you and your business that may challenge you at times
- You are motivated and determined to grow your business
- You will be able to commit to the mentoring relationship, working proactively to ensure tasks are achieved in a timely manner with open and honest communication.
Business Mentors NZ is a not-for-profit organisation, consisting of experienced Business Mentors who are all volunteers, wanting to contribute and support the local business community with their knowledge and experience.
There is a small one-off registration fee of $295 + GST which will give you access to a Mentor for up to 12 months.
“Mentors are able to share experience, advice, are a helping hand and bring a fresh perspective,” Baker says.
“Starting a new venture is hard. It takes a great idea and a solid business plan. If you’re just starting out, engaging with an experienced mentor can lead you down the path to success.
“If you are an existing business, the programme helps you to continue to grow, boosts productivity and progress. Working with an experienced mentor will help you reach your business goals