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    Do you wish there was an online space for New Zealand business owners to connect with each other, share expertise, and learn valuable skills?

    A supportive place where you could celebrate wins, brainstorm issues, and allow your business to grow…

    Such a place does exist. 

    Not in the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but right here.

    Collectively (formerly Network NZ) is that business community you have been looking for, and we would love for you to join us.

    The Story So Far

    The Network NZ Business Community was originally created by Michelle Goulevitch. She wanted to create a safe online space where business owners in New Zealand could connect, and grow their businesses.

    While running your own business is incredibly rewarding, some days can be challenging and lonely. So it was no surprise that her idea proved popular. Network NZ grew from a small online group to a recognised brand of its own. It became a business community where people were comfortable to ask for help and offer it in return. In true collaborative kiwi style, the members are all about looking after the little guy, right through to supporting large businesses.

    Michelle showed definite superwoman tendencies while building this amazing community. But she did not do it alone. She had the incredible support of her business partner Melissa Taylor, who helped with everything from moderation to strategy. Michelle also surrounded herself with a team of trusted professionals who provided the advice and support that business owners need. 

    In 2017 Michelle had to make the tough decision to prioritise her declining health. So, she began to search for new owners who held the core values of Network NZ. Michelle chose Mandy Chamberlin and Candice Baker because she knew they would be able to nurture and grow Network NZ with the same business values that were important to her from the start. Mandy and Candice took ownership in early 2018 until November 2019 when Mandy sold her shared and Colart Miles joined the team. 

    We continue today with a vision to continue what was created, and provide the best support and resources to New Zealand businesses. 

    After a lot of listening and reflection, we have set a new course for our awesome community and developed a new brand to reflect the ambitions and vision of where we want to go next.

    We're passionate about creating a world where our kiwi businesses are shaping a better future for humanity... collectively.

    Our awesome new Venture Club membership is underway, so if you are a growth-focused business owner looking for a community of like-minded people, where you can actively grow yourself and your business, we would love you to come and join us.

    What We Stand For

    Collectively is your business growth community, where like-minded growth oriented business owners form an incredibly strong community where they can work on themselves and their businesses.

    Kiwi businesses are faced with unstoppable change, and we are here to bring about a positive impact in the world through business. 

    Our community is inclusive and welcomes business owners from all industries and walks of life. Like any community, we are as strong as our members. With your help we can do phenomenal things to support the growth of small, medium and large businesses right here in New Zealand.

    We want you to be well equipped to realise your business dreams. So, we have a range of activities for you to get involved in. One of the most integral parts of our support network is our selection of Facebook groups, but that is not all we offer. We also provide an online business directory with excellent SEO rankings, resources, coaching, growth activities and actionable tips that help you take your business to the next level.

    We have an incredible team of Collectively mentors who provide advice and support in a number of different areas of business. 

    So… Let us ask you. 

    Would you like to be part of this amazing community and take your business to the next level?

    If you haven’t already, join us in our FREE business support group. Or if you are ready to fast track your business growth, check out our Venture Club here.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    P.S. We know you will love being a Venture Club member, but don’t have to take our word for it. Instead, you can check out the feedback from some of our previous Breakthrough members here.

    Meet Our Team

    Candice Baker
    Candice BakerManaging Directorcandice@networknz.nz

    I am a strategic thinker and am really passionate about seeing businesses succeed. Which is probably why marketing is my calling. I am the NNZ Leader in Marketing and my business is The Marketing Baker where I empower business owners with the right marketing ingredients for success. 

    Backed by my Bachelor of Business, I have worked with Kiwi startups, large international corporations and everything in between. I have an ability to easily identify areas of opportunity for businesses to grow and develop which helps me empower my clients and the members of our communities. 

    I am always looking to expand my skills and knowledge in a wide variety of areas. In fact, I am often told my audio book collection should include more things than just business books! My perfectionistic tendencies mean that I can get caught up on getting the details right, and I often find myself immersed in high level strategic thinking.

    I am proud to be part of such a tight-knit and valuable community. I live in beautiful East Auckland and have two dog fur babies - Frankie and Izzy. It won’t surprise you that I am obsessed with all things sausage dog! 

    Colart Miles
    Colart MilesManaging Directorcolart@networknz.nz

    Colart Miles is an experienced leader and mentor with a rich and interesting life history. born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa, Colart has witnessed many human extremes including a wide range of tragedies and triumphs. His firm belief in the immense potential that lays dormant in each of us drives his approach to life.

    Colart is pursuing his passion for helping organizations to speed up innovation and to find new futures. Past clients include; Westpac, Adherium, Downer EDS, IXOM, Serato.com, NZME, Ooooby.com, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Air New Zealand (Innovations and Ventures).

    His career has spanned a variety of industries in Europe, the U.S. and New Zealand including; social media, broadcast television, entertainment, media (print & online), IT outsourcing, banking, insurance, financial services, oil and N.G.O.'s.

    Colart’s approach to leadership is intensely personal, insightful, compassionate and highly productive. Working with Colart, expect to be inspired, challenged and energized!

    “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”
    ~ African Proverb

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