Mentor Application

How to Help

Sharing expertise and time to prepare the next generation of business owners



​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 with a mentee in the traditional one-on-on 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 accountabilities.

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

Anticipated time commitment is 2-4 hours per month - mentors typically meet with mentees up to one hour per week.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please APPLY.

Mentor Application