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The Growth Practice of Reflection

Each month, season, and year brings different growth opportunities for entrepreneurs. An effective way of maximising this growth is setting aside time to reflect. Reflection is the practice of looking back on your experiences, feelings, actions and perspectives. By intentionally looking back, you can gain insights, vision for the future, and recognize how far you’ve come.With many aspects of life being out of our control, reflection can be a useful tool to acknowledge the aspects of life ...

December 6, 2021

Insights from Young Enterprise CEOs

Each year, 4000 Kiwi students around the country form teams to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). This year in the Western Bay of Plenty, over 160 students created and ran 28 new companies, completing a series of challenges including validation, promotion, sales and pitching....

November 16, 2021

Where Do I Start With Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing is more than the occasional social media post (although these are important). It’s any promotion of your brand that connects you with potential customers by using the internet and other forms of digital communication....

November 1, 2021

Young Entrepreneurs pave the way with community solutions to big problems

Ākonga (students) from six colleges show us how it’s done and won’t let the pandemic stop them from innovating and making an impact in their local communities. The Young Enterprise Scheme has sparked the entrepreneurial spirit in over 160 students in the Western Bay of Plenty running 28 new companies this year and they are only just getting started! ...

October 28, 2021

Doing Good With The Help Of Digital

Our entrepreneurs in this month’s spotlight are the self-dubbed purists Pat Ward and Anne Billing of Happy Horizons, the all-natural health and body products business.  Happy Horizon’s story begins over 10 years ago, when Pat found herself in the personal care products space after her health took a dive. Part of her journey back to wellness was investigating the products she was using. ...

October 13, 2021

Level Up And Move Forward

Buried deep in the doing, it can be difficult to see the patterns you’re repeating and the steps you could be taking to alleviate the stress.  Luckily, taking simple steps can refresh your perspective, realign you with your goals and renew your sense of purpose and focus. A few of our favourites are below:...

September 30, 2021

Meet Our Newest Team Member

This month’s entrepreneur spotlight is a special one as we get to introduce the newest member of the Venture Centre team. Meet Kendra Stone, Project Lead. ...

September 14, 2021

Our Community | Creating Ripples

At the heart of Venture Centre is our vision to build community. We curate, connect and coordinate a local entrepreneurial ecosystem with the goal of making positive change in our wider community.For Venture Centre, creating community looks like bringing people together at events, facilitating capability building activities and experiences and supporting ventures that solve today's biggest challenges....

August 30, 2021

Joining the Startup Community

Finding and becoming part of the Startup Community in Tauranga can feel difficult, especially if you’ve only known the path to having a ‘standard’ job or career. However, if you’re wanting to start your own business or explore the potential of your ideas, you’ll need support, advice and your fellow entrepreneurs to walk the journey with.So how do you get involved in Tauranga’s Startup Community? At Venture Centre, Startup Weekend is one of our doors of entry into a communit...

August 19, 2021

Why Do I Need A Mentor?

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, confusing and challenging. Especially when tapping into your potential is this vague concept, rather than a laid out path. Because, we all have potential. So how can we unlock it? ...

August 2, 2021

Project Lead Wanted, is it you?

Venture Centre is hiring a Project Lead in Tauranga... we are a bit excited and we hope you are too!We’re hiring a Project Lead to help us deliver on our mission to equip and guide entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to grow their businesses. This is a part time, one year position.About the RoleOur goal is to make Venture Centre entrepreneurs and small business owners’ first choice of support network for knowledge and connections. By delivering epic events for motivated ope...

July 28, 2021

Have Someone In Your Corner

Maria King is a mentor, coach and director (and much more), as well as an integral part of Venture Centre’s community.  We sat down to chat with Maria about her role as a mentor, her approach to mentoring and the important role a mentor can play in your journey as an entrepreneur. ...

July 13, 2021

Startup Weekend Tauranga | Wellbeing 2021

It is a wrap for Startup Weekend Tauranga 2021! This was the 10th year that this 54-hour entrepreneurial event over a weekend happened in Tauranga. This year’s theme was wellbeing which meant the participants were focused on enhancing and improving the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our community. The event had 55 participants and 16 mentors from all over the country. They tackled wellbeing issues that ranged from increasing housing supply to reducing carbon emissions to foste...

July 9, 2021

Plenty of Growth Opportunities for July

We have plenty of events in July designed to continue to support you take your venture to new digital heights. It's all about getting noticed and standing out.  Make sure your business gets found on Google and that your brand gets noticed amongst all the digital clutter by attending on of our PoweringON workshops.Digital experts from our community can't wait to share their passion and expertise with you.And, your chance to get out and support our next generation of entre...

July 5, 2021

How to Strengthen Your Courage Muscles

Whether you are contemplating starting your own business or you’re already in the thick of it, courage is a crucial aspect of the entrepreneurial mindset. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines courage as, ‘the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.’...

June 25, 2021

Be In The Room

Being a Year 13 at Otumoetai College is where ordinary starts and ends for Rachel. Despite being in a time in life where the path is laid out painstakingly clear, Rachel is choosing to take every opportunity that comes her way, even if it means being the youngest in the room....

June 14, 2021

Plenty of Growth Opportunities for June

We are all about helping you make your way on your entrepreneurial journey and we are big believers in the power of using the digital tools at your fingertips to get you there. Want a win (or ten!) in the digital arena of your business? Check out our latest blog and find out about the PoweringOn Digital Assessment and how it can make your life more digital, with less stress. Also, check out June's events below for more growth opportunities this month!MADVenture...

June 5, 2021

The future of business is digital, is yours?

Even the tech-savviest of us find ourselves in the beginner stages when learning a new digital tool. Whether it's starting out or becoming familiar with the latest app or upgrade, you're allowed to want digital tools to make life easier (not more stressful). ...

June 1, 2021

The Art of Leveraging Digital Tools

A master of many tools, Alicia has maximised her Instagram as the platform to sell her bold and beautiful paintings. Although this could easily be a successful full time job, two months ago Alicia launched Aura Digital to help other creatives and small businesses also achieve their goals and create income with what they do. ...

May 19, 2021

Plenty of Growth Opportunities for May

May is quite the month for fabulous events and growth opportunites! We are especially excited about Startup Weekend Tauranga, your opportunity to connect with like-minded people, start or build on your entrepreneurial journey, learn what it takes to start an enterprise by doing it and leverage the opportunity to really get started. You can read more at our latest blog or jump right in to secure your spot here.Also, check out this month's Techweek events (between the 24th - 28...

May 3, 2021

Looking for your next step? Startup Weekend Tauranga is here!

Shaking up the mundane is as easy as signing up for this year’s Startup Weekend Tauranga. Take a risk, take the next step in your entrepreneurial journey and participate in this awesome weekend of learning and innovation.  ...

April 27, 2021

Finding a place to grow roots

For over 10 years, Nila has been a freelancer by trade. This career has given her the opportunity to model, event manage for music festivals, social media manage and more recently, pursue graphic design, all whilst travelling the world. ...

April 14, 2021

Plenty of Growth Opportunities for April

Whether you are just starting out and have questions about your business (Office Hours) or always wanted to create your dream job (Entrepreneurs Everywhere) we have something in this month's lineup to help you make your way. MADVentures - events for youth_____________________________________________Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)| Be a mentorKeen to support a secondary school team running a business this year? Register your interest herePoweringON - events for bu...

April 6, 2021

Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together

Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre, has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”...

March 25, 2021

Your new favourite tool

One of Venture Centre’s favourite tools to recommend to the entrepreneurs in our community is the Lean Canvas. No matter if you’re in full flight with a business idea or cautiously contemplating its potential, the Lean Canvas can help get your business plan on one page, increasing your chance of success....

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