Providing invaluable support
With a business mentor you can step outside the day to day running of your business to take a look at your business as a whole and see the opportunities and issues you face, or potentially will face.
Business Mentoring for Existing Businesses
Business Mentoring Programme provides 12 months of confidential one-on-one advice for owners of small and medium-sized businesses who want to grow or need help to solve specific business challenges.
Start-up Business Mentoring Programme provides six months of accelerated mentoring for people who have a new business idea or are looking for help in starting a new business.
If you’re an experienced business person who has faced opportunities or challenges and have an empathy for small business you can apply to become a volunteer Business Mentor.
Community Mentors Programme
The programme is designed for community organisations, not for profits, social enterprises, NGOs and both registered and un-registered charities who:
- Need a fresh perspective, guidance or inspiration
- Need help to market or grow their organisation
- Need help to implement a change to their organisation
- Need support or advice to deal with a particular challenge
- Need a sounding board to help challenge their thinking, set new goals and achieve success
The process of obtaining a mentor is simple
If your business employs fewer than 25 full-time employees and provides you with your primary source of income, with evidence of trading, you qualify to register for mentoring assistance.
- Register online at www.businessmentors.org.nz.
- Complete an online registration.
- Pay a one off registration fee.
- Your local agent is the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce. They will contact you to arrange your mentor match.
And it is even easier to become a mentor -
- Complete the Business Mentor application form at www.businessmentors.org.nz selecting the areas of expertise and industry experience with which you are most familiar
- Your local agent will contact you to discuss your business and challenges. There are Business Mentors New Zealand agencies throughout New Zealand, including South Canterbury.