Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ)

Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ)

The Business Mentors New Zealand service assists with over 60,000 SME owners – with this number increasing every day. BMNZ engage with over 4,300 clients every year; and supported by over 1,800 volunteer mentors and 28 Agents (Economic Development Agencies and Chambers of Commerce) based throughout New Zealand.

Funding to support delivery of the service comes primarily from the Private Sector of New Zealand business – businesses that understand the challenges business owners in our SME sector face and how the viability of these businesses links directly to the health and wellbeing of our local communities and national economy.

About Business Mentors

Business Mentors New Zealand was founded in 1991 to match experienced business professionals (our mentors) with small business owners. 

After more than 30 years we are still the only independent national business mentoring service provider to the small business sector in New Zealand. 

We have provided business support for over 80,000 existing small business owners and not-for-profit executives.

But it’s not a one-size-fits all approach. Through our extensive pool of 1,800 mentors we can match you with the right expertise to suit your needs. And in many cases a local business coach who can support you in person.

As a client (or Mentee) of BMNZ, you’ll benefit from the experience and knowledge of your mentor to empower you to be a better business person, and to navigate the inevitable challenges you face in today’s competitive environment.

Who is Mentoring for?

You will benefit from mentoring if you are an existing business owner, startup founder, or not-for-profit executive who is ready to undergo at least 12 months of  business mentoring. You are eligible if:

  • You are a New Zealand resident and own a small business or social enterprise.
  • You are ready to listen to and receive constructive feedback (related to you and your business) that may challenge you at times.
  • You are motivated and determined to grow your business.
  • You can commit to the mentoring relationship, with open and honest communication, to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner.

How does Mentoring work?

We’ll contact you to discuss your specific needs and then match you with an experienced Business Mentor.

For a small one-off registration fee ($295 + GST), you will start a 12 months mentoring journey to grow your business and upskill you as a business owner. It’s an investment that can pay itself back many times over.

Want to learn more before committing? Download the guide on how a Mentor can support you on your business journey.