Make a difference, foster innovation, and grow professionally in the process by becoming a Business Mentor. Be a part of the small business and entrepreneurial boom in New York State.
Volunteer with Business Mentor NY and give back to your local business community!
Business Mentor NY features:
Skills-based volunteerism by individuals that capitalizes on personal talents or core business skills, experience or education to support small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Assistance that is specific and action oriented on the part of the small business.
Business mentor volunteers act as pro-bono advisors or sounding boards for the small business owners that are looking for guidance.
Small business mentoring provides a potential solution to accessing needed information and expertise through a streamlined process, enabled by technology.
Mentors connect with small businesses for one-on-one guidance in a range of business issues, from lending general business guidance to specialized technical advice.
Business Mentor NY is designed to allow volunteers to use their skills efficiently, with maximum impact.
As a web-based virtual service it is extremely flexible - you set the schedule and the expectations with your mentee, putting in however much time that is right for you. Meanwhile, our support staff is by your side every step of the way to help you succeed as a mentor.
Based upon our 2017 user survey, 95% of Business Mentors responded that they found their experience satisfying, with 89% of Mentors feeling that they made a useful contribution to their entrepreneurs' business and 74% thought that the experience was valuable to their own professional growth!
Business Mentor NY is an exciting opportunity to not only utilize your core skills to help small businesses but also drive your own professional development, hone leadership skills, and expand your skill set!
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Entrepreneurs often cite mentoring as essential to their success. For this reason, New York State created Business Mentor NY, the State’s first large scale, hands-on small business mentoring program that helps NYS entrepreneurs and established small businesses overcome challenges to grow their business.
Empire State Development
Business Mentor NY is an initiative of Empire State Development (ESD). ESD is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, Empire State Development strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State.
Through Business Mentor NY, you can help an entrepreneur realize their small business dreams. Share your professional skills and business acumen to help small business owners who need and want your advice to grow their businesses. Put your skills to good use and help a small business owner today!