Whether you're new to running a business or a seasoned business owner, a mentor can help you refine your business strategy, map out the direction that your business should be taking and assist in setting goals for your business to succeed.
Key Benefits of the Mentoring Program include:
enabling you to step out of the day-to-day and take an objective look at your business
providing you with a space to brainstorm ideas and plan for the future
offering you an independent sounding board via an impartial source with no vested interest
acting as a catalyst to inject new energy into your business and take it to the next level
flexibility with the time and location of mentoring meetings
One of Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance strategic priorities is the development of small and medium businesses on the Sunshine Coast to fulfill their true potential. We are a not-for-profit program run by volunteers to benefit members of our local Chambers of Commerce and member business groups. Our members include all Sunshine Coast Chambers of Commerce, FAN, SCBWN, Innovation Centre, RDASC & Visit SC.
We operate to a simple set of values:
Passion …for the role of small business in our economy, and for seeing mentees win.
Integrity…an open, honest and confidential approach in our interactions.
Care…having our mentees best interests at heart at all times.
Our mentors are local (often retired or semi-retired) senior business leaders drawn from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, manufacturing, IT, sales/marketing, engineering, building & construction and provide their services voluntarily. All mentors must sign a confidentiality agreement and may not benefit financially from their relationship with a mentee.
Must be a small or medium-sized business based on the Sunshine Coast.
Must have a valid ABN.
Must be a financial member of a Sunshine Coast Chamber of Commerce or member business group for the duration of your involvement with the program. Our members include all Sunshine Coast Chambers of Commerce, FAN, SCBWN, Innovation Centre, RDASC & Visit SC.
The Fine Print
To join the program please complete, sign and submit the Mentee nomination form below.
We charge an annual subscription fee of $200.00 to help cover the administrative costs and insurances of the mentoring service. In addition, you must be a financial member of a local Chamber of Commerce or member business group for the duration of your involvement with the program. Our members include all Sunshine Coast Chambers of Commerce, FAN, SCBWN, Innovation Centre, RDASC & Visit SC. We will contact your Chamber of Commerce or member business group to validate your membership. This information will not be used for any other purpose.
All information that you discuss with your mentor will be kept confidential. In addition, in order to draw on the expertise of the mentor group, any information shared with your mentor may be discussed in confidence with the other mentors.
We would greatly appreciate your assistance in completing periodic short surveys so we can ensure future success of the program via continuous improvements.
We will be in touch after we have assessed your application for suitability to the program. Your ABN and membership status with your nominated Chamber of Commerce or member business group will be checked, and if the criteria is met, we will send an invoice to pay the participation fee of $200. After payment has been received, we will contact you again with details of a suitable mentor. We reserve the right to refuse entry into the program if we feel you are not a suitable candidate.
We look forward to a long and successful association.