How To Help
We are soliciting mentor candidates from local business and community organizations. After reviewing your application and conducting a telephone interview, mentor applicants may be matched in the traditional one-on-one format.
Or, you may be selected to be a group mentor. This popular format joins four mentees with two mentors twice per month for an hour as they share challenges and accountability tasks. Please see the form below if you’d like to be considered as a mentor.
Provide a Meal
If you’d like to sponsor food for one of our classes, please contact us! This is a great way to help keep the program going. We can provide you with meeting dates and times when we will be providing a meal, so you can choose when it is convenient for you.
Donate to fund our efforts to build entrepreneurs right here in our city. Thank you for your consideration! Please reach out to us for details.
What is Mentoring?
We expect our mentors to fill a very specific support need. Business mentoring is different from management consulting or business coaching. It assumes that the mentee already possesses the basic technical skills to make their product or deliver their service. The mentor focuses on business perspective and guidance, personal development, and soft skills.
The mentee benefits from the knowledge and experience of the mentor by receiving:
- Advice, counsel and encouragement
- A confidential sounding board, thinking room, and support for working through crucial and often complex decisions.
- Networking and contacts
- Political and cultural know-how
- Ongoing personal support and encouragement
If this sounds like a good fit for you, please APPLY today with the form below.