Mentoring is a supported system where one person shares their skills, knowledge and experience to assist others to grow and develop.
Your Mentor will be an experienced businessperson from your region. All of our Mentors have been screened and inducted to ensure they have the ability to be an effective Mentor. He or she will be matched to you by a Mentor Coordinator, with relevant skills based on your unique circumstances and needs.
The Mentor Coordinator is your first point of contact. With 17 agencies located across New Zealand, every region is represented. Our service is closely aligned with the NZTE Regional Business Partnership to ensure you have access to other key business resources.
Your local Mentor Coordinator will contact you to discuss your registration and then undertake matching you with a Mentor whose skills and experience are relevant to your needs.
Your Mentor Coordinator will reach out occasionally to follow-up and ensure the match is working well. You can also contact your Mentor Coordinator at any time if you have questions or need assistance.
For a one-off registration fee of $295 + GST, you will have up to 12 months' access to a Business Mentor who will help you develop your business and yourself as a business owner. The fee is a small contribution towards a supported delivery service and is non-refundable.
Once you have been matched, your Mentor will contact you to arrange a suitable meeting time at a mutually agreeable location.
In the initial month, there will likely be a couple of meetings to set direction and determine an action plan. Going forward, this will likely become monthly meetings. This is to be determined between yourself and your Mentor.
This service is for up to 12 months.
Your Mentor will work alongside you over the course of the year to develop your professional skills and abilities.
The Mentoring will be tailored to suit your individual needs, but in general terms, your Mentor will first conduct a confidential business assessment and work with you to define your needs and objectives. Using this assessment, you and your Mentor will agree on an action plan, which you’ll then work together to implement.
Mentors gift their time and knowledge. They have no financial or emotional investment in your business. Mentors are driven and motivated by contributing to the success of their Mentee.
Your Mentor will support you by:
A good Mentor can benefit you regardless of sector. However, we have a large pool of Mentors with cross-transferable skills and experience.
We mentor people who are responsible for their business. Our service is accessible to small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and social enterprise executive officers.
Business Discovery is a 360-degree small business assessment and planning tool, available to all small business owners for free.
The tool enables business owners to undertake a confidential self-assessment of their existing business structure by answering an easy to understand set of questions. If you are a part of our service, we encourage you to work through the assessment with your Mentor.
On completion, a personalised and detailed report is made available to inspire better insights and decisions related to challenges and opportunities that exist within their business model. The report includes automated recommendations and links to verified free online resources.