THEY basically offer business advisory services, teach you how to progress further with resources at your disposal and sometimes, they even go beyond the scope of their work and paint an even bigger picture of where your potential business goal would lie.
They are business mentors and their sound, expert advice wouldn't cost you a cent. That's right, the Pacific Business Mentoring Programme under NZ Aid has been running in New Zealand since 1991 but over time they have broadened their reach to include countries in the Pacific.
A couple were in the country this week to shed some light on business development and guidelines to improve relations in the business community.
General manager Pacific Business Mentors NZ Ian Furlong said they started the mentoring program in Fiji in April and had since received positive responses from the business community.
"Basically you fill out an application form and if successful, you will be matched with one of our New Zealand-based mentors.
"Every six months, we will have five business mentors come to Suva and the west where you can enrol in the program," he explained.
"We sit down and ask what you want to achieve or what things are going well for you and what things keep you awake at night.
"The mentors are professionals in their own capacity and volunteer their time to come to Fiji and help business owners. They don't get paid to come here and they come here because they want to.
"Since April this year, we've worked with a lot of local businesses. A common problem is that most businesses do not keep track of their finances or how and where their money is going to.
"We've had big and small businesses in the program but we're interested in businesses with 30 employees or less because the bigger ones can pay for this advice."
He said interested participants can apply via their website businessmentorspacific.org.nz or through their local contact at the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation in Suva.