Mentoring has a huge part to play in guiding businesses through these tough times. There is no need for small business owners to struggle alone, as today mentor assistance is proving to be very successful. Many mentors are experienced in dealing with the challenges inherent in recessional times and are able to draw on their experiences to provide valuable insights and direction.
A mentor can remove the all too common sense of isolation and provide a useful external perspective, helping a business owner to take a step back from the company and look at "the big picture." They can assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that are unrecognised or may have been missed. They can also help business owners refocus on their business goals and offer strategic guidance.
To facilitate access to top business mentors, the RBA has partnered with Business Mentors New Zealand that has a large pool of skills it can draw from. Business Mentors New Zealand has offered to source its best mentors for each assignment from the entire Auckland area.
As an additional departure from the usual service, the RBA will provide the services of Business Mentor, Peter Carter, at no cost, to help complete the most important enrollment details and application form. This aspect is critical as it compiles often confidential data and financials that can be commercially very sensitive.
To discuss how mentoring can work for you, contact either of the following local BITC mentors:
Peter Carter, PI Consultancy
Mobile 021 946 757
Mike Davis, Xact Labels Ltd
Phone 985 3001, Mobile 021 922 848