Growing a successful business comes with its share of challenges. If you’re a person with a great idea for a new venture or a small business looking to grow, OSEA can match you with a mentor to support and guide you to success.
OSEA is the Otago and Central Otago agent for Business Mentors New Zealand, a charitable trust founded to provide mentoring services to small businesses (less than 25 staff). Its mentors are all highly experienced and successful individuals with a range of business experience. If your organisation falls into the small business category and you need help to grow or solve a specific challenge a Business Mentor may well assist you.
The needs of start-up ventures are different from those of established businesses. Through our partnership with Business Mentors New Zealand we also offer a purpose-designed Start-up Business Mentoring Programme. It provides six months of accelerated mentoring for people who have a new business idea or are looking for help in starting a new business.
In addition to our key relationship with Business Mentors New Zealand OSEA works with Callaghan Innovation to administer research and development grants, particularly in the area of high-tech innovation or research and development. We also provide advice for NZTE capability development vouchers.