Do you have small business insurance experience and want to use your expertise to help under-resourced entrepreneurs build and sustain their thriving businesses?
Our Market Access Program pairs entrepreneurs with pro bono marketing and business experts like you for mentoring opportunities that address key business challenges.
We are seeking small business insurance broker volunteers to provide guidance and educate our entrepreneurs on why it's important to have business insurance, the different types of business insurance available, how to assess what's right for their business and other relevant considerations. We do not allow volunteers to solicit from our entrepreneurs. However, sometimes our entrepreneurs build business relationships with our volunteers and may continue working together beyond our sessions.
We offer two types of volunteer opportunities:
One Day Engagement (known as Consultations) Coordinate a "Volunteer Day" where we book a group of entrepreneurs according to a schedule that you select in advance. These are coordinated either in person for a given amount of time or through a themed phone-a-ton where we arrange a day for one-hour consultations. Consultations are intended to help move the conversation and give entrepreneurs concrete information to move forward with. Time Commitment: These can range from 1 hour to a full 8 hour day, depending on your availability. Ideal candidates will be able to take on a few consultation days throughout the year.
Teaching a workshop or bootcamp Connect with a larger group of entrepreneurs to help them understand the basics of business insurance. We will work with volunteers to develop appropriate material to present (via webinar and/or on-site). Time Commitment: These sessions are typically 60-90 minutes longs (can be flexible) with a few hours of prep (content creation) leading up to the event.
Next Steps: If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information, please submit a volunteer interest form at bit.ly/startsmallthinkbig and select Market Access / Marketing Program. We will be in touch with you to schedule an orientation call.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 West 126th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027, US
Our mission is to help low- to moderate-income individuals build and sustain thriving businesses in order to increase their personal financial security and stimulate economic activity in underserved communities in New York City. We believe that entrepreneurship results in increased innovation and sustained economic growth for everyone, in particular, those most traditionally marginalized. By investing in New York City’s most underserved entrepreneurs, we nurture their talent and develop the next wave of leaders and innovators who will not only create jobs and value for our society, but also empower others to create a better future.
Start Small Think Big is a non-profit organization that helps low-to moderate-income entrepreneurs build and sustain thriving businesses in order to increase their personal financial security and stimulate economic activity in underserved communities in New York City.