Program Overview

The purpose of this Mentorship Program, for growing, transitioning or expanding businesses is to facilitate personal and professional growth and development of Business Owners. Generally this program is designed for business owners who have a well-established business in operation for more than 3 years, have employees and are experiencing significant growth or who are looking to expand/transition. This program will support our community by adding value to the offerings of the CDC.

Why Mentorship Opportunities?

Our Mentors consist of experienced business people who have volunteered to assist business Mentee’s set important career goals and develop the skills and strategies to reach those goals.

Assistance will be provided in small group settings allowing for valuable peer to peer networking.

The Mentor provides coaching, listening, advice, sounding board reactions, or other help at meetings held in a casual setting.

The Mentor Group Panel will consist of the Business Professionals with extensive experience in establishing and growing medium to large businesses and may include expertise in the following topics;

  1. Growing Markets
  2. Importing and Exporting
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Market Research
  5. Bankers/Financing Professional
  6. Strategic Business Planning for Growth
  7. Distribution Channels
  8. Corporate Structure
  9. Creating Efficiencies
  10. Legal
  11. Accounting

Mentorship Groups

Depending on demand, Mentorship programs are also offered for the following groups of entrepreneurs:

  1. Youth Entrepreneurs (generally, newer entrepreneurs between 16 and 29 years old)
  2. Early Stage Business Owners (generally, entrepreneurs who have operated their business for 1 to 3 years)

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