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2019 Network Meeting Schedule

Upcoming events


Lunch & Learn October 2019

Tue 22 Oct 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMIT - Room M307, 20-22 Alton Street, Nelson, 7010

The Science and Business Advantage of Happiness at Work A better business result AND you get to be happy. What’s not to love? Katrina Kidson has the latest on happiness at work from Berkeley University. BYO lunch and learn during your lunch break

Lunch & Learn on the Coast 29th October 2019

Tue 29 Oct 201912:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Mapua Community Hall, 72 Aranui Road, Mapua, 7005

STRATEGY FOR SUMMER - MANAGE YOUR ENERGY, NOT YOUR TIME | Does the busyness of summer leave you feeling tired? Are you wondering how you are going to have a great summer? Wouldn’t it be good to have one of your best summers ever, where you are happy with your business result and feeling fresh and energised? Katrina Kidson shares tools and techniques for achieving these goals.

BizBreak October 2019

Wed 30 Oct 20199:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Nelson Tasman Business Trust, 39 Halifax Street, Nelson

Come and share your ideas in our business think tank

Surfing the Wave : Building Personal Resilience

Wed 30 Oct 20191:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NMIT - Room T308, 71 Nile Street, Nelson, 7010

SURFING THE WAVE : BUILDING PERSONAL RESILIENCE | In this practical workshop Denise Hartley-Wilkins of Shine People Consulting will step through how people transition through challenging times and introduce you to the four pillars of resilience. You’ll get to self assess your personal resiliency toolkit and create your own personal resilience blueprint that you can use in challenging times.


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. 

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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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