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The Canterbury Community Trust August 2013. Session today. Background of Business Mentors. Our involvement with the Social Enterprise Fund. What we do. What service we will provide. We have a proven model. Operating since 1991. Not for profit organisation. Nationwide coverage.

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The canterbury community trust august 2013

The Canterbury Community Trust August 2013

Session today

Session today

  • Background of Business Mentors

Our involvement with the Social Enterprise Fund

What we do

What service we will provide

We have a proven model

We have a proven model

  • Operating since 1991

  • Not for profit organisation

  • Nationwide coverage

100 voluntary service

100% voluntary service

  • 17 Regional Agencies

  • 1900 Mentors

  • 2500 New Clients in 2012

Solid experience

Solid experience

  • Independent, impartial support

  • Confidentiality assured

  • Mentored over 65,000 businesses since 1991

Mentor profile

Mentor profile

Current / re

  • Mixture of business owners, professionals, semi retirees

  • Rapport, empathy

  • Sounding board

  • Action Plan

  • Networks

Mentor perspective wiifm

Mentor Perspective – WIIFM?

Thoughts from a current mentor

"It’s fulfilling to meet people who are starting out, or are at a cross road in their business and to help make a difference to the future of that business.”

"Every time I talk through methods with a client it reminds me of the steps I need to take in my own ventures.  Not only do I get a buzz from seeing them increase business but I apply the same recommendations to what I am doing, which for any business is continuously necessary.”

"I received invaluable help when I started my own business and it is wonderful to now give back to others on the same journey."

- Ann Mayer


Why use bmnz

Why use BMNZ?

Improve their business

  • Currently 44% of our Clients come from word of mouth

Benefit from mentor skills & experience

Solve problems, overcome challenges

Registration cost is $150

Mentoring for up to 2 years

Social enterprise fund

Social Enterprise Fund

  • A Mentor will be provided who can assist you with the capability gaps that have been identified.

  • Your Mentor will assist you to build the business plan to enable you to fully demonstrate your capacity to deliver on the plan.

  • Business Mentors get involved at the second stage.



Current / re

  • Your mentor will guide you during December, January, February and March 2014 to fully develop your plan before it is presented to the panel in April 2014.

We have

We have

Business Experience

When You Need It

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