Business Mentors New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the success and growth of small businesses through the knowledge and experience of their volunteer mentors. Their mentors are passionate and committed individuals who volunteer their time specifically to help small business owners. They cover a broad range of business skills and experience and whatever your challenge or opportunity, they will almost certainly have a mentor that can help you.
Registration fees apply for SME businesses and start-up individuals. Horowhenua District Council can link you with Business Mentors New Zealand, simply contact ShanonG@horowhenua.govt.nz.
Maori Business Support, Mentoring Services and Funding Opportunities: The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has useful links for Maori Business which includes information on the Maori Innovation Fund. The Maori Business Facilitation Service of Te Puni Kokiri helps new and existing businesses with advice and guidance. It is a free service available to any Maori.