Leading Kiwi entrepreneurs join forces to help small businesses

Photo courtesy of Elliott Brown on Flickr

Photo courtesy of Elliott Brown on Flickr

Four of New Zealand’s most successful entrepreneurs are teaming up to share their secrets with Kiwi business owners across the country, thanks to the Building Smarter Business project.

The 2degrees initiative, which launched Sept. 1, aims to equip businesses with practical tools and advice to foster long term success for Kiwi brands in the competitive local and global market.

New Zealand small business owners can enter for a chance to win a mentoring session with:

  • Chef, restaurateur and author Al Brown,
  • fashion designer Kate Sylvester,
  • CEO of Moa Brewing & Chairman of Trilogy Group, Geoff Ross or
  • ex-cricketer and Triumph & Disaster founder Dion Nash.

The four are travelling to and meeting small business owners in their home towns and offering one on one, personalised mentoring sessions.

The project will see eight lucky businesses win a workshop during September with their chosen mentor, where they will hear first-hand the entrepreneur’s personal stories and learnings from their journey to business success.

Entries are now open for small businesses to take part in Building Smarter Business. For more information and a chance to win a mentoring session thanks to 2degrees, head to http://www.stuff.co.nz/2degreescompetition.

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