Why become a Business Mentor?

As a Business Mentor, you understand the highs and lows of business and have been on your own business journey. Your interest and willingness to gift your time, knowledge and experience is what makes you valuable to our business mentoring service. You can have a huge impact when you Mentor a small business owner, a startup founder or a social enterprise executive.
A Mentor is a guide, an advocate, an empathetic ear and a catalyst for change. With no financial or emotional investment in the business, you are motivated only by the success of the person you're supporting.
You can shorten someone else’s learning curve, help improve the potential of their business growth, and make a positive difference to the communities they influence.
Mentoring with Business Mentors New Zealand gives you the opportunity to be part of a structured and supported mentoring service that extends nationwide.

What's involved?

Each business owner receives up to 12 months of mentoring.  In the first month, you're likely to have a couple of meetings. You'll get to know each other, establish expectations and determine a direction.
Once you're underway, you can usually make a meaningful difference for those you support in only a few hours a month.
You can change your availability whenever you need to. You'll only be matched with someone if you agree.


Watch our videos to learn more about our mentoring service here.

Ready to become a Business Mentor?

To become a Mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand, please complete our online application. This helps us get to know you, learn about your experience and what motivates you to become a Business Mentor.

Once you've completed the application, one of our local coordinators will be in touch. They'll explain how we support our Mentors and explore what areas of business interest you.

When your application has been approved, you'll be onboarded into the Business Mentors New Zealand community. You'll have access to online training and workshops that cover mentoring best practice principles, as well as networking opportunities with fellow Mentors.

Once you've completed the onboarding process,  your coordinator will find a match for you. We'll identify someone who can benefit from your skills and experience based on all the information you've shared. We can't wait for you to join us!