Mentoring for Growth (M4G) is a mentoring program which helps you to engage with experienced business mentors through a free mentoring session. Their experienced mentors volunteer their time to help business owners and build stronger small businesses across Queensland.
M4G offers insights, options and suggestions relating to challenges and opportunities that you may be facing in your business.
To register for a M4G session, your business must have:
• an Australian business number (ABN)
• Queensland headquarters or significant Queensland operations
• a business plan in place
• commenced business operations
• a specific business opportunity or challenge to discuss.
How their mentors can assist you
M4G business mentors can help you with a range of business challenges or issues you may be facing. Your mentors have a broad range of experience, knowledge and expertise to offer. Some common discussion topics include these business basics:
• growth strategies
• marketing and sales
• business development
• human resources
• export and investment.
They will use the information provided on your registration form to identify the best available mentor with the most relevant skills, experience and knowledge for your business needs.
Depending on the stage of your business, they have mentors who have connections in the investment community, however they cannot guarantee that mentors will provide this information.
Note: Mentors cannot provide you with any kind of professional advice, including legal, financial or human resources (HR) assistance.
How M4G sessions are delivered
M4G is available to businesses across Queensland and sessions are currently being delivered online only.
There are 2 types of sessions:
• Mentor chats – are available for early stage businesses requiring one-on-one assistance to address a particular business challenge or opportunity. The sessions generally run for 45 minutes with 2 mentors attending.
• Mentor panels – are run for established businesses with a significant financial turnover. The sessions generally run for 90 minutes with 4 mentors, including a chairperson.