Mentors are matched with entrepreneurs who are either in our 16-week workshop or who have completed it. They help the entrepreneurs work through either specific challenges with their business or provide general coaching and support, based on the entrepreneurs identified goals.
Time Commitment: 1-2 meetings per month for 6 months
We host expert office hours sessions where clients sign up to receive one hour consultations with business professionals in their area of expertise: attorneys, accountants, marketing professionals, goal setting coaches, human resources professionals, and insurance agents. Volunteers must be available for 2-3 meetings that would be scheduled in advance.
Time Commitment: Ranges from 2-3 hours once per month to 2-3 hours once per quarter
We offer the option for entrepreneurs to attend a homework night once per week while the workshop is in session. Here, they will work on the homework for the week and continue to think through their business plan. Volunteers have the opportunity to work individually with an entrepreneur or with a small group of 2-3.
Time Commitment: 1 Thursday night from 6 – 8 PM
Discussion Leaders facilitate one week’s workshop as part of the 16-week program. They are identified based on their business experience and topic expertise (marketing, sales, finance, human resources, etc.). They lead the discussion and integrate their own business experiences to introduce a topic to the participants.
Time Commitment: 1 Tuesday night from 7:30 – 9 PM plus 30-45 minutes preparation time
Workgroup Leaders facilitate the workgroups each week that are part of the workshop. They engage the entrepreneurs to think through their business, to challenge themselves and each other as they work through each component of their overall business plan. They build a close relationship
with 7-9 entrepreneurs and help point them to resources throughout the community that can be helpful in their business.
Time Commitment: Tuesday nights, 6 – 9 PM for 16 weeks, plus 1-2 hours of homework review & feedback per week, potential meetings or conversations with the entrepreneurs
Interested in volunteering? Contact Shannon Beach, 434-260-5166 or firstname.lastname@example.org