Business Advisor: Help underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs build their business


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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VOLUNTEER POSITION: BUSINESS ADVISOR

Do you want to help underrepresented young aspiring business owners (ages 18 to 29) make their business idea a reality?

To become a business advisor, go to skysthelimit.org to join!

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH SKY'S THE LIMIT:

  • Support your community: Volunteer business advisors and mentors can give back their time and talents to help build the next generation of business owners.
  • Gain a valuable experience: Witness the direct impact of your contributions on the life of a young entrepreneur as you support them in achieving their business dreams. The impact of micro business ownership is huge - you will enable young people to create a new source of income, develop marketable skills and enhance their sense of empowerment and dignity.
  • Volunteer on your terms: Volunteer as little or as much as you want, virtually or in person and on an as-available basis.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • We use our digital platform at skysthelimit.org to get to know our volunteer business advisors & mentors and make high quality matches with underserved young entrepreneurs.
  • Volunteers and entrepreneurs then work together to build businesses, learn new skills, and make meaningful connections!

HOW YOU’LL SUPPORT:

  • Advisors support young entrepreneurs in a specific area of their business.
  • For example, lawyers can provide legal and regulatory tips, digital marketers can provide feedback about a marketing plan, bookkeepers can help set up Quickbooks.
  • Advisors make a short-term commitment, meeting with an entrepreneur periodically over at least one month. Advisors will typically meet with their entrepreneur 1-20 times per project.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have real world business experience
  • Have expertise in a specific arena (e.g. legal, finance, branding, accounting, funding)
  • Able to provide structured feedback and support across the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey
  • Strong ability to build trust

To become a business advisor, go to skysthelimit.org to join! We look forward to meeting you!

Skills

  • Youth Services
  • Business Development
  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Microfinance
  • Business Development & Sales Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 28
  • Orientation or Training
  • Variable - completely up to the volunteer
  • Interest in working with underserved young adult entrepreneurs

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