Nelson Tasman Business Trust – Find a Mentor

"Our business now has a clearer direction as to where we are heading and the more knowledge of the things that we should focus on that will make the biggest difference to our business in the long term". 

MT, Manufacturer, Nelson 

"It's been such a great experience meeting my mentor who is very experienced in the food industry. It opened my mind and made me think 2 steps further.  Also the link to contacts of his who helped me and still do"

BG, Craft Food Manufacturer, Nelson

Business Mentors New Zealand is an independent not-for-profit organisation founded in 1991 by business people, for business people. Our organisation and its heavily subsidised service is made possible by support from New Zealand Business and Government Agencies.  Our national network of agencies is closely aligned with the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Regional Business Partnership Programme.Business Mentors New Zealand is committed to helping small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and social enterprise decision-makers succeed.  Our mentoring service introduces small business owners and social enterprise executive officers to skilled Business Mentors who will assist them to advance their business capability, capacity and sustainability by sharing their knowledge and experience.

A small one-off registration fee of $295 + GST provides up to 12-months access to a Business Mentor. For more information or to register for a mentor visit

 "The Business Mentor system is a practical 'eye opening' for any business owner.  Getting the experienced mentors views are invaluable.  Been there myself and highly recommend it."

Michael Nees, Founder at Virtual Journeys New Zealand



"Having a business mentor has really helped me on many different fronts. I have really appreciated his ideas and feedback and certainly implemented most of his ideas so far."

Peter Ogilvie, Plus4 Insurance Solutions



"Business mentoring was something we dipped our toe into with lukewarm enthusiasm -Was it really for us? The answer was YES in many unexpected ways. It brought us clarity and focus, by providing regular times for reflection, simplification and confidence building."

Sarah Jones & Paul Blackham, 2B Insect repellant