Business mentors

Does your business need a mentor?

DWC works with Business Mentors NZ to offer structured and supported business mentoring services. On the West Coast there are 12 trained volunteer business mentors currently mentoring a number of individuals and companies in the region. Business Mentors NZ will match you with the mentor who best suits your business.

If your business employs less than 25 fulltime employees and provides you with your primary source of income, with evidence of trading you can register for mentoring assistance by following the steps below:

  • Register online at www.businessmentors.org.nz
  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the one-off $295+GST registration fee (valid for 1 years)
  • The Business Mentors Agent will contact to arrange your mentor match

For any assistance with applying for a business mentor please contact Fiona Hill on 03 769 7023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Go to the Business Mentors NZ website.

Business Mentors John Barnes and Mike Moore travel to the West Coast regularly visiting Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport.

Contact John on phone 021 296 4058 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

             Mike on phone 027 751 7013 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Share your experience in business and inspire others

If you’re an experienced business person who understands small business and would like to contribute to your community, consider joining our team of volunteer mentors today.

Our mentors are experienced, successful business people who know what it feels like to be in business. Mentors act as a sounding board and share their knowledge and expertise one-on-one with small business owners.

Find out how you can help to inspire others, phone Fiona 03 769 7023 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or BMNZ 0800 209 209 | www.businessmentors.org.nz | Become a Business Mentor

 


 Business mentor workshop

Business Mentors Business Start-up Workshops

DWC in collaboration with Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) host business start-up workshops. A recent two-hour workshop presented by John Barnes of BMNZ at Tai Poutini Polytechnic was attended by around 30 people.

“From my perspective it was a good sign that people from the West Coast show enthusiasm and are prepared to learn as much as possible before they go into business,” said Mr Barnes.

For any assistance with applying for a business mentor please contact Fiona Hill on 03 769 7023 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.