Mentoring Program


What is it?

An exciting opportunity for Ballarat businesses, suitable for new enterprises or those that require assistance to grow or develop.Ten businesses will be given the valuable opportunity to grow and develop their business with individual mentoring and group training.

How does it work?

Mentees will be matched with experienced local business people for one on one monthly sessions as well as two half day group sessions throughout the year with a selection of experts in their field who will focus on all aspects from business planning to social media marketing.

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 more than welcome to apply. Program fees for non-members are $300 +GST.

Added Bonus!!

Participants will also receive one FREE ticket to Business Day Out, regional Victoria’s most exciting business conference.

What do I need to do to apply?

Applications for the 2018 Business Mentoring Program will open in Decemeber 2017. Click here for more information


Comments from graduate’s of the 2016 program -

"Generally speaking, the greatest thing we can give each other is encouragement! And, the encouragement from my business mentor both on a personal level and on a business level has enabled me to take my business to the next level” - Rachel Sheehan - Studio Gas

“Commerce Ballarat's Mentor program has helped me to understand the finite principals of running a small business, without the shoulder to lean on life would be much harder.”
Ray Borner - Ballarat Salt Rooms and Wellness Centre