Mentoring Program

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Picture: 2017 Mentoring Program Participants

Download the 2019 Business Mentoring Program Flyer

What is it?

An exciting learning opportunity for Ballarat business, suitable for new enterprises or those that require assistance to grow or develop. A limited number of businesses will be given the valuable opportunity to grow and develop their business with individual mentoring and group participation.

How does it work?

Mentees will be matched with experienced local business people for one on one monthly sessions. Participants will also be required to commit two full day and one half day throughout the year. 

What does it cost?

NOTHING!* For Commerce Ballarat Members the program is free of charge. *If you are not a member of Commerce Ballarat you are welcome to join and apply at the same time. Annual membership costs 1—4 FTE employees $175.00, 5—20 $370.00 and 20+ $785.00

Added Bonus

Participants will also attend Business Day Out 2019 (Wed 29 May), regional Victoria’s most exciting business conference at no cost.

What do I need to do to apply?

Send a one page letter stating how you believe you and your business could benefit from this program to jodie@commerceballarat.com.au

 

Comments from 2017 mentee and mentor - 

"As a young small business owner, I was looking for an opportunity to continue to learn and improve my skills, and the Commerce Ballarat Mentoring Program has been perfect for me. My mentor is extremely experienced and has guided me on a variety of topics. One of the most reassuring things for me has been to realise that most business owners experience a lot of the same challenges. Having a point of view that is external to the business has been really valuable during our period of growth. I am grateful to Commerce Ballarat for running this program, and to my mentor Kay Jackson for regularly giving up her time and offering such thoughtful guidance." Megan Fraumano - Eureka Osteo

 

"Being involved as Mentor with the Commerce Ballarat Mentoring Program has been an extremely rewarding experience and I wish this same program had have been available when I started my business 2005.  Working with, assisting, helping to guide others who are quite often facing very similar challenges in running their own businesses is a hugely worthwhile experience for both the mentor and mentee.  I have often found that my mentees are relieved to learn that their challen