Providing invaluable support.

With a business mentor you can step outside the day to day running of your business to take a look at your business as a whole and see the opportunities and issues you face, or potentially will face.

Having a mentor -

  • Instills discipline
  • Allows you to work on your business
  • Helps you gain perspective
  • Supports your decision making
  • Helps you know where you should go for research or to get answers
  • Helps you identify gaps that may need addressing
  • Helps you find solutions quickly 
  • Helps you focus on measuring performance

A good mentor -

  • Is patient
  • Has good general business experience in either their own business or a senior management role
  • Is a great listener and offers support 
  • Can understand the business quickly
  • Can focus on what the business is about and the skill levels of the business owner

Anyone who is trading and has a financial history can apply for a mentor. There is no time limit as to how long the business has been operating.

For more information contact the Venture Taranaki team on 06 759 5150 or Kayleen Schoeman, Mentor Manager at