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
Want to lift others?
Rural Business Network is interested in hearing from those who are keen to become a volunteer business mentor to others. To become a business mentor, contact Rural Business Network on 021 919 801 or email email@example.com
You have two hands – one to help yourself, the second to help others.
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