Business Mentors New Zealand is an independent not-for-profit organisation founded in 1991 by business people, for business people. Our organisation and its heavily subsidised service is made possible by support from New Zealand Business and Government Agencies. Our national network of agencies is closely aligned with the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Regional Business Partnership Programme.
Business Mentors New Zealand is committed to helping small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and social enterprise decision-makers succeed. Our mentoring service introduces small business owners and social enterprise executive officers to skilled Business Mentors who will assist them to advance their business capability, capacity and sustainability by sharing their knowledge and experience.
A small one-off registration fee of $295 + GST provides up to 12-months access to a Business Mentor. For more information or to register for a mentor visit www.businessmentors.org.nz
Business Mentors John Barnes and Mike Moore travel to the West Coast regularly visiting Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport.
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.
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.