Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to support a small business leader or entrepreneur to help them tackle business problems, unlock their potential and improve their leadership capability?
Be the Business is looking for experienced businesspeople to mentor small business leaders on either our 12 week or 12 month programmes.
As a Be the Business mentor, you’ll be UK-based and have 5+ years senior management experience. During your mentoring relationship, you will meet virtually for twelve 1 hour sessions, providing effective questioning, insight and impartial support.
The Be the Business Mentoring programme has been matching experienced businesspeople with small business leaders in successful mentoring relationships since 2018. We have worked with over 5,000 business leaders via a range of programmes, which include Mastercard Strive funded mentoring for ethnic minority led businesses.
As a volunteer mentor, your skills and knowledge can support a small business leader in overcoming their business challenges. In recent feedback from current volunteer mentors, benefits of the programme included:
- Improved knowledge and understanding of different industries, sectors and SME needs
- Improved professional skills
- Feeling of having made a positive contribution
You’ll also have access to the Be the Business volunteer offer, including our deep dives into industry insights and research, as well as networking, skills development and learning events held throughout the year.