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2020 Network Meeting Schedule

Upcoming events


FREE: KickStart Your Business February 2020

13 Feb 20209:45 - 13:45

Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street, Richmond, Tasman, 7020

Are you thinking about going into business or recently started your own business? Then this free "KICK START YOUR BUSINESS” WORKSHOP is for you!

BizNet March 2020

9 Mar 202017:30 - 19:30

NMIT - A304, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Measure and Manage Your Carbon Footprint. A discussion with Katrina Kidson, The Chia Sisters and Claire Keeling from Ekos.

BizNet April 2020

6 Apr 202017:30 - 19:30

NIMIT - A304, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010

Tackling business challenges in collaboration with young professionals - introducing Collegiate Business Consulting. A discussion with Peter Daebel from Pareto Business Solutions.

Lunch & Learn April 2020

14 Apr 202012:00 - 13:00

Chapman Employment Relations, 56 Waimea Road, Nelson South, Nelson, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

How to power your resilience and grit when in business. A discussion with Anne Harvey - Coach, Mentor and Author.


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?

9 November 2018

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

10 September 2018

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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