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New Zealand Businesses Connect to Advisory Board Education


According to the World Economic Forum, New Zealand is one of the easiest countries to start a new business.  And based on the stories shared with Advisory Board Centre Founder and CEO Louise Broekman during her recent educational tour, the intent isn’t just to start.  There is a strong ambition to grow and scale quickly in both domestic and international markets.  Accessing the right support networks and expertise can be a determining factor in whether these aspirations are realised.

As part of the Advisory Board Centre education programs for business, Louise was a guest speaker are a series of events hosted by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Hamilton-based incubator Soda Inc.

Research shows small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with advisory boards perform better in terms of sales, productivity and profitability and 86% of business leaders with access to advisory boards say they had a significant impact on the success of their business. However, only 6 percent of SMEs establish an advisory board and benefit from this untapped potential resource.

Over 100 Entrepreneurs Business Owners, Directors and Advisors joined Louise in a series of Advisory Board Essentials workshops conducted in Auckland and Hamilton to learn about best practice foundations and practical steps they could take to establish an independent Advisory Board for their business.


As an business, you will need different types of advice depending on your growth stage.  A well designed, independent Advisory Board with a best practice foundation provides you with the flexibility to access the right advisors for your business.  It can shift and develop as your business priorities change.  For your Advisory Board to have maximum impact and return on investment, ensure you are connecting with independent, high quality people with the credentials and knowledge to support effective Advisor engagement. – Louise Broekman, Founder & CEO Advisory Board Centre


Thank you to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Soda Inc for hosting the events and supporting more ambitious New Zealand businesses to connect to the best practice education in Advisory Boards.


Considering whether an Advisory Board is right for your business?  Read “Are we there yet?  Knowing when to implement and Advisory Board” or connect to our complimentary Advisor Concierge service for a confidential discussion of your needs.






About Author:

Louise Broekman
Louise is an award winning Entrepreneur, researcher and business advisor. Louise has received recognition from Industry and Government at a local and national level for her contribution to the Australian business sector. She is an in-demand speaker and is regularly called upon as the leading voice for Advisory Boards in the Asia Pacific region.