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2019 Network Meeting Schedule

Upcoming events


Turn Your Website into a Sales Machine: 2-Part Workshop

22 Aug 20198:59 AM - 5:00 PM

22 Aug 20199:00 AM - 5:00 PM

5 Sep 20199:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NMIT - Room T301, 71 Nile Street, Nelson, 7010

These workshops will guide you through the process of optimising your page content for search engine discovery SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and to maximise your site’s conversion rate CRO (Conversion Rate Optimisation) and amplify your business growth.

BizBreak August 2019

Wed 28 Aug 20199:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Nelson Tasman Business Trust, 39 Halifax Street, Nelson

Come and share your ideas in our business think tank

BizNet September 2019

Mon 9 Sep 20195:30 PM - 7:30 PM

NMIT - Room K104, 10 Alton Street, Nelson, 7010

LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram for Business? - how can these add value to your business? Social Media expert Bea Pole-Bokor from B!Social will give her tips and advice

Lunch & Learn September 2019

Tue 17 Sep 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMIT - Room K104, 10 Alton Street, Nelson, 7010

Lunch&Learn September Whats your genius? Maximise your Talents and your Team for business success


Meet our client adviser to discuss your business or start up idea in confidence. Gain free resources, helpful tools & tips, connections to business leaders and network meetings.

Gain objective advice to help challenge your thinking, set new goals and achieve success. Mentoring is available for trading businesses, start ups and community non-profits.

Inspirational, practical, valuable opportunities to connect with other business owners, share ideas, learn more about business from local experts and grow your business network.

Attend a free 4 hour workshop, helping you to unlock the secrets of business success, to plan a winning business and avoid the business failure trap. 

Our latest news

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Past talks

To view more videos, visit our YouTube channel

Thinking about getting a business mentor?

Recently we were part of an interview on Business Mentors and how they can benefit you and your company

Straight-talker just the ticket for local start ups to take their business to the next level

Read more about Robert Panzer and him being a mentor

Bea Pole-Bokor - Leveraging Your Business with Facebook



Leon Jay - Discover The Best Marketing Investment You Will Ever Make...

About NTBT

The Nelson Tasman Business Trust has been supporting local businesses since 1993.

NTBT provides free, confidential, independent assistance for business owners or those planning to start a business: free training, monthly network meetings and mentoring for Nelson and Tasman as an Agency for Business Mentors NZ.

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What people are saying

Having a business mentor has really helped me on many different fronts, and I have really appreciated his ideas & feedback; and certainly implemented most of his ideas so far.
Peter Ogilvie, Plus4 Insurance Solutions

A great match for our business and an integral part to our growth and success.  Our mentor has taught us new skills, helped refine our ideas, kept us accountable and is there for help and advice whenever we need it.

Helen Barnett, Complete Kitchens Ltd


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