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

Whether you’re already trading or you’re looking for help starting a new business, a mentor can help you work through business challenges and recognise opportunities. From setting up a business plan and managing your finances, to tackling change and even exporting around the world, a mentor is an invaluable source of skill, knowledge and expertise.

About Business Mentors New Zealand

As part of the Regional Business Partner (RBP) programme, our mentoring programmes are offered through Business Mentors New Zealand. Because mentors are volunteers, there is a small cost involved to help cover the administration costs of these programmes.

Need business support?
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Whether you’re looking to start, grow, innovate or export, our Business Support Helpdesk can help. 

We can point you in the right direction to find people, resources and programmes to support your business on its growth journey.  Our service is free. 

Contact Auckland Unlimited Business Support Helpdesk

or call 09 365 0510

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Start-up Business Mentoring Programme

If you have a new business idea or are looking for help in starting a new business, this six-month accelerated programme can connect you with a business mentor who has ‘been there, done that’. Mentors can offer guidance, act as a sounding board to test your thinking and give you the support you need to develop a robust plan of action.
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Business Mentoring Programme

Already in business and wanting to grow? Or do you need help to market, implement change and tackle challenges you’ve encountered? Connect with a business mentor with the help of our 12-month Business Mentoring Programme for owners of small and medium-sized businesses currently trading.
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Become a mentor

Business Mentors New Zealand is interested in hearing from business people who would like to be mentors.
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Ready to find a mentor?

Sign up with Business Mentors New Zealand and a business mentor manager will be in touch.

Other mentoring options


If you are a member of ExportNZ and your business has strong export capability, this mentoring service and online capability building programme could be for you. 

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Discover how Abel Software is on track to become a $500m business

Abel Software is on track to reach its goal of becoming a $500 million business within 40 years, partly thanks to the networking, training and R&D grants Auckland Unlimited has facilitated.

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Regional Business Partners (RBP) programme

Auckland Unlimited is able to deliver the RBP programme in Auckland thanks to the support of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Callaghan Innovation and Business Mentors New Zealand.

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