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 registered business associations .
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 to IT, and sales/marketing to engineering, and provide their services voluntarily. All mentors must sign a confidentiality agreement and may not benefit financially from their relationship with a mentee.
A small or medium-sized business based on the Sunshine Coast
A financial member of a Sunshine Coast Chamber of Commerce or registered business association.
The Fine Print
To join the program please complete, sign and submit the Mentee nomination form below.
We charge an annual subscription fee of $220.00 to help cover the administrative costs and insurances of the mentoring service. In addition, you are required to be a financial member of your local Chamber of Commerce or registered business association.
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.
After we have assessed each application and matched a suitable mentor against your nomination criteria, we will notify successful applicants. You will then be sent an invoice to pay the participation fee and provide you with further details after your payment has been received.
We look forward to a long and successful association.