Become a business mentor

Share your knowledge and experience to support local businesses

As a Business Mentor, you understand the highs and lows of business after being on your own business journey. Your interest, willingness to gift your time, and experience to support a person who owns a business is what makes you invaluable to our business mentoring service.


The commitment

Each business owner who has registered with us at Business Mentors receives up to 12 months of mentoring. In the initial month, you would expect to have several meetings, first to get to know each other and then, to establish expectations and determine a direction for the business and its mentorship

Following that, only a few hours a month is usually all that is required to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those you Mentor. 

You can also change your availability as you need to, and will only ever be assigned to a Mentee with your agreement. 

How to get involved:

  • Apply to become a business mentor here 
  • Your local Mentor Coordinator will contact you to share more information about the support available for you as a Mentor and explore what areas of business motivates you most. 

  • Once approved, you will be welcomed into the Southland Business Mentors network.  

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a half-day Effective Mentoring Workshop to discover mentoring best practice principles and to network with fellow Mentors. 

  • Your local Mentor Coordinator will match you with a small business owner that would benefit from your skills and experience. 

For more information, please contact: 

Adina McDowell
Adina McDowell
Business Growth Advisor
adina@greatsouth.nz

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