Get one-on-one advice from someone who’s been through the same challenges as you.

Whether you’ve just started your business or you’re an established company, all business owners can benefit from a mentor. A mentor provides expertise and guidance to help you work through business challenges and identify opportunities, from setting up a business plan and managing your finances, to dealing with change and even exporting around the world.


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Local Board Business Mentor programme

This programme is designed to help more business owners access mentoring to tackle their business's challenges and opportunities. The programme is supported by nine local boards across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. 

The following eligibility criteria apply: have fifteen or less employees, 12 months in operation, first time working with a business mentor and able to commit for 12 months.

We have spaces in the following Local Board areas: Henderson-Massey, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Maungakiekie-Tamaki, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Puketāpapa, Upper Harbour and Waitemata. Find your local board.

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Business Mentors New Zealand

Business Mentors New Zealand provides 12 months of mentoring services to small businesses across New Zealand. This cost-effective service matches experienced, business savvy mentors with business owners to offer guidance and act as a sounding board, providing an independent and fresh perspective.

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Small business

Continue to grow and boost productivity. Working with an experienced mentor will help you reach your business goals.

Social enterprise

Looking for a fresh perspective? Work with an experienced social enterprise mentor to help boost your Not for Profit.


If you’re just starting out, guidance from an experienced mentor can lead you down the path to success.

Become a business mentor

Help strengthen New Zealand’s small business community by sharing your knowledge and experience with others.

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