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2019 Network Meeting Schedule

Upcoming events


BizBreak June 2019

Wed 26 Jun 20199:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Nelson Tasman Business Trust, 39 Halifax Street, Nelson

Come and share your ideas in our business think tank

Kick start Your Business June 2019

Thu 27 Jun 20199:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street, Richmond, 7020

Are you thinking about going into business? "KICK START YOUR BUSINESS” WORKSHOP

BizNet July 2019

Mon 8 Jul 20195:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

NETWORKING WHY & HOW | Stephen Caunter from ANZ Nelson presents an engaging, informative talk on how networking can benefit your business. "Engaging, funny, informative and lots of takeaways on how to prepare for those awkward group dynamic meetings."

Lunch & Learn July 2019

Tue 16 Jul 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMIT - Room M308, Alton Street, Nelson, 7010

David Cairns - Coach "How to Have Your Best Year ever in Business”. In just 60 minutes, David will guarantee to show you how you can be more profitable and more productive than ever.


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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