Business Mentoring Programme



Our Business Mentoring Programme provides 12 months of confidential one-on-one advice for owners of small and medium-sized businesses that are currently trading and who want to grow or need help to solve specific business challenges.

Volunteer business mentors with experience and empathy for small business offer guidance, act as a sounding board, challenge your thinking and provide you with an independent and fresh perspective.

Who is the Business Mentoring Programme for?

The programme is designed for business people who:
  • Want a fresh perspective, guidance or inspiration
  • Want help to market or grow their business
  • Want help to implement a change to their business
  • Want support or advice to deal with a particular business challenge
  • Want a sounding board to help challenge their thinking, set new goals and achieve success

Read about others who have enjoyed the benefits of Business Mentoring.

Who are the Mentors and what role do they perform?

Our Business Mentors are experienced, successful New Zealand based business people who know what it feels like to be in business.

Our volunteer mentors come from a wide range of industry backgrounds and understand New Zealand business.  All our mentors are passionate, committed individuals who want to see their communities prosper and grow.

Business Mentors volunteer their time to work alongside a client and participate in a mentoring relationship by:
  • Sharing their knowledge and expertise
  • Acting as a sounding board
  • Working with you to grow your business
  • Seeing ‘the bigger picture’
  • Assisting you to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Supporting you in your decision making

All our mentors are vetted and reference checked before being accepted into the mentoring programme.  Our mentors are required to meet the standards of our Mentor Accreditation Programme.


What’s the cost?

Clients of the Business Mentoring Programme pay a registration fee of $225 plus GST.

After registration the mentoring is free for up to 12 months, volunteered by your experienced Business Mentor.

The registration fee* helps to cover the administration costs of the programme.

After registration you’ll also be able to get: New clients that have been trading for less than 2 years can also access:
  • easy online accounting with MYOB Essentials - free for six months
  • build your own website with MYOB Atlas - free for the first 12 months

Register now or take a look at our mentoring frequently asked questions

Still not sure? Call Ruth on 0800 209209 ext 1 or request a call back.

Download our Business Mentoring brochure

*BMNZ is a not for profit organisation that relies on volunteer mentors to provide support and guidance to business owners. A registration fee is payable but should not be considered a fee for service.