Rural Mentor

If you've been wondering how to get your business moving .....

Rural Mentor has teamed up with Business Mentors NZ to work with farm owners, farm managers and those looking to start up a farming business.  We can provide a fully subsidised confidential one-on-one mentoring approach to help you improve your business.
Your mentor can provide you with a fresh perspective, helping you grow professionally and personally with specialist knowledge and know how.

A business mentor can offer you independent advice and support on:

  • Business planning
  • Goal setting
  • Employment and HR
  • Health and Safety
  • Time Management
  • Cashflow & working capital management
  • Financial management


Click the link at the top right of this page to apply for a code to redeem on the Business Mentors NZ website.

Comments from some that have taken up the opportunity:

“Useful practical free advice” - Emma, Hawke's Bay

"We were both really impressed with our mentor and the good discussions that came out of the meeting. We were given some homework to complete which we did.  Overall, we were very impressed with the service and the valuable insights that our mentor had to offer" - Annette and her husband, Southland

"Things are going really well with the mentor.  Mentor has really helped with setting up benchmarking and standards to mark against.  Really busy time of year at the moment so haven't met as much lately but still working really well together" - Bevan, Wanganui

"Mentoring going really well, wet are very compatible with the mentor and we respect the experience that the mentor brings to the relationship" - Andy, Hawke's Bay

"My registration has now come to an end being the six month Start-up Mentoring programme.  My mentor has been fantastic.  We are now working on social media as well as many other aspects of the business.  I would like to reconnect with my mentor once I'm up and trading and I've discussed re-registering into the General Mentoring programme once I'm trading." - Louise, Rodney 

"I was very positive about the initial meeting with my mentor who has given me plenty of good ideas and suggestions about my business.  I had a number of actions from the first meeting which I worked on before catching up with my mentor again in the near future to review progress.  Overall I thought the programme is a great initiative and is pleased to have her as a mentor." - David, Southland

"I really enjoyed meeting my mentor and found it very useful and productive.  I'm really looking forward to our next meeting. BMNZ did an absolute top job of pairing me with my mentor, couldn't think of a better person to be matched up with." - Alex, Canterbury 







In conjunction with:

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Funded by:

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This offer is for New Zealand residents only.