Distilling the Best of Business Advice

Award winning Dancing Sands Distillery owners Sarah and Ben Bonoma are an inspiration "to give it a go". Gael Gordon, their mentor, is one of 75 mentors in the region who volunteer their time to assist small businesses and start ups in Nelson Tasman. Go to our mentoring page to find out how you can access mentoring.

New to Business?

Take a look at these helpful links to IRD information and workshops.

NTBT - Annual Review 2020

Thanks to everyone who took part in our survey. Take a look at our annual review of this year.

Taking Sabbatical During Lockdown

Sarah Holmes, our manager, took extended leave at the beginning of this year which then turned into lockdown. Take a look at this interesting article . . .

Strengthening our Community Sector

Development Programme for Nelson/Tasman Not-for-Profits Expressions of Interest Open Now!

NTBT - COVID-19 - August 2020 Update

COVID Alert Level 2 Update from NTBT - Hello Everyone, We are sure you are aware of the news from last night that our region is now in Alert Level 2 in response to the fight against COVID-19 with a review happening on Friday.

Marketing Language

A positive research driven session with Judy Celmins from Engage4Insights on Marketing Language. How to cut through all the noise, treat your customers like part of your family and think about the value you can provide.

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

BP Business Challenge at Waimea College

Whole Brain Thinking

Julie Varney

Social Media Marketing

Leon Jay

Become a Superstar Salesperson for Your Business

Become a Superstar Salesperson for Your Business Jean Barr - Top Achievers Sales Training

Employment Law 101

Employment Law 101 Kay Chapman - Chapman ER

BizNet May 2017: Business Modelling for the Rest of Us

Ryan Foster reports on the May 2017 Biz Net meeting, a great presentation by Lenz Gschwendtner on how to hone your business model.

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds

Your 'Elevator Pitch' is a very valuable tool to have in your marketing toolkit. Find out how to perfect yours.

Leading change for success in your business

Courtney Davis attended a BizNet meeting which featured the guest speaker, Stephen Paul, Managing Partner at BNZ. Read her summary of Stephen's presentation on Leading success.

The Sweet Taste of Success

Andrea Kepes, was in the audience when Phil Lash from Chocolate Velvet gave a highly motivating talk for NTBT. Read Andrea's summary of talk - She assures us that Phil walks the talk and has plenty of sage advice on achieving your goals, business or personal.

Recipe for a Well-Run Business

Courtney David attended Lunch & Learn last August. Guest speaker, Paul Rosanowski, local business owner and mentor, shared his recipe for a well-run business. Here is Courtney’s summary of Paul's presentation.

Reach potential clients with online videos

Maze audiovisual gave a great presentation on how to reach out to your clients using video. You can view their presentation using the link.

How good is your website?

Business Trust Marlborough

Exciting news for businesses in Marlborough.

Start Up Business Plan

Create a business plan for you start-up business.

Starting a Business?

Kick Start Your Business - free course