About Business Mentors New Zealand
CEDA partners with Business Mentors New Zealand to connect business owners and entrepreneurs with those who can provide one-on-one advice to help them to start, grow or solve business challenges and share their experiences.
Business Mentors New Zealand is an independent not-for-profit mentoring service committed to supporting the success of small business owners, start-up entrepreneurs and social enterprise decision-makers.
For a small registration fee of $295 plus GST, Business Mentors New Zealand matches small business owners to experienced Business Mentors for up to 12 months. Mentors gift their skills, knowledge, and understanding to help business owners grow or work through specific challenges. Local business development centre, CEDA is one of 17 agencies nationwide that match small business owners with Mentors.
Volunteer as a Mentor
As a mentor, you’ll be dedicated to assisting business owners and the community that they influence. With no financial or emotional investment in the business, you offer a unique, invaluable perspective: You understand the highs and lows of business and can help your mentee bypass mistakes, shorten their learning curve, and accelerate their growth.
If you think you have experience and knowledge to share with New Zealand’s small business community, speak to CEDA’s Business Team to join the network of mentors.
Business Success Story: Sophia Parun
Sophia Parun clearly remembers drawing and painting at primary school, and just loving it. It’s not surprising, creativity and a passion for art runs in her family. It’s making a living from art that is the difficult part. But where there is a will there is a way, and the last year has seen Parun well on her way.