Takeaways & Reflections from 2023

  • 13 December 2023
  • Nelson Tasman Business Trust

Takeaways from 2023. Reflections. Special acknowledgments to the people we worked with!

As we approach the end of the year, we would like to share with you some of our key findings that come from supporting the Nelson - Tasman business community.

You can watch the video here or keep reading.


Through the Business Assist - Nelson Tasman Business Trust we offered in 2023:

  • 200+ Free & confidential business consultations were held in person or online to support startups, as well as existing businesses and organisations in our region.
  • Around 70 mentees were matched to experienced mentors, who have been offering guidance, being a sounding board, challenging their thinking, and providing them with an independent and fresh perspective throughout the year.
  • Regular monthly educational and business networking events were held in person from Nelson through Stoke to Mapua to inspire our local business community with interesting and relevant presentations and opportunities to connect.


Special acknowledgments:

We would like to acknowledge our fantastic partners and sponsors, and also our Board of Trustees without who our work couldn’t be possible.

  • Nelson City Council
  • Tasman District Council
  • Business Mentors New Zealand
  • Nelson Building Society
  • ICIB Brokerweb Insurance & Risk Advisory
  • ZUMO Coffee House
  • Rātā Foundation
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Apex Accounting
  • Nelson Pine Industries Limited
  • Mapua District Business Association
  • Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre
  • Your Computer Guy
  • Airsquare


To all our followers and clients, we thank you for your commitment and work throughout the year! It’s been great to work with you and we wish you a wonderful completion of the year!


Office hours:

Our offices are open till the 14th of December, we will then close for the holidays and reopen on the 8th of January.


Upcoming events in 2024:

We look forward to seeing you next year, our events will relaunch from February. You can already pre-register for some of our events here:



Bea & Gael



Would you like further support on your business journey?


* Free Business Consultation:

Access a free 1h confidential meeting with our Trust Manager & Business Advisor to discuss a business idea, or if you need help with starting a business.

Book your appointment here:



* Business Mentoring

Having a mentor gives you the confidence to challenge yourself, stay on track, navigate new opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

We can match you to a local business mentor:



* Keep in the Loop

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here, we have lots of useful videos for you to benefit from!




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