Register your business with Mentoring for Growth (M4G), a free program which helps you to engage with experienced business mentors. 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.
Businesses participating in M4G must have:
– an ABN
– Queensland headquarters or significant Queensland operations
– a business plan in place
– commenced business operations
– a specific business opportunity or challenge to discuss.
How our 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.
The information provided on your registration form will be used to identify the best available mentor with the most relevant skills, experience and knowledge.
Depending on the stage of your business, there are mentors available who have connections in the investment community, however there is no 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 face-to-face, via Skype for Business and by phone.
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 2–3 mentors attending.
• Mentor panels – are run for established businesses with a significant financial turnover. The sessions generally run for 90 minutes with 5–7 mentors, including a chairperson.
Where M4G sessions are held
M4G sessions take place all over Queensland