The Nelson Tasman Business Trust has been supporting local businesses since 1993.
We provide 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
We love to work with Gael. She is helping us in all areas of our business plan. Working with her makes the process so much easier. Thank you.
Tatiana and Pat Baker from Hell's Fire Forges
I would like to thank Gael Gordon for taking the time to meet with me to discuss my business ideas,. I found her very encouraging and a good listener, and she gave me very good advice, Thank you so much Gael.
I don't like standard formulas. When I had my first meeting with NTBT seven years ago they asked me to bring my business plan. I pulled out colourful A3 diagram, a little like a mind map, Sarah asked if she could photocopy it as an example for others. I knew then that my idea for NZ Textile Experiences had potential. Being believed that I was onto something unique gave me the incentive to explore, learn and action my ideas.
Since that time NZ Textile Experiences has had hundreds and hundreds of people come from all over the world, around New Zealand and locally, to attend our hands-on creative workshops and learn from our wonderful team of tutors who are all experienced at hosting our art textile and fibre craft experiences. Winning the International Creative Tourism Award (Barcelona) in 2020 for Best Creative Experience was the icing on the cake. There are many more opportunities to grow and expand, and knowing NTBT are there to help source information and bounce around ideas is nothing short of fantastic!
Colleen Plank/NZ Textile Experiences
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
We reached out to the Nelson Tasman Business Trust and Sarah and the team have been so welcoming, warm, helpful and supportive. They have provided us with excellent networking opportunities and connected us with other experienced individuals which has enabled us to grow and learn much faster than we would of otherwise. We would recommend anyone in any stage of business to reach out and meet them, and participate in the Nelson Tasman Business Trust community.
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