Calling all Entrepreneurs!
Do you have an idea for a product, process, or procedure but don’t know how to bring it to market? Are you in business and looking to expand – but need help? Then The Mentoring Program may be just what you need to ignite, inspire and improve your short or long-term business goals.
At The Mentoring Program you will:
1. Set aside dedicated time every month to work on every aspect of your idea to bring it to reality. This is all about YOU, and helping you build your path to success!;
2. Access a wide range of mentors who give you all the feedback, suggestions and loving criticism you need to grow your business. You’ll be forging relationships that just may become the greatest assets to building your business;
3. Access business resources, build your entrepreneurial skill sets and practice your pitches in a supportive environment;
4. Meet people who will really help you build your business – there’s no fluff here!
And all of this is yours for FREE! (And by “free,” we mean it won’t cost you any money: instead, your investment will be your time and effort. But, hey, you’re an entrepreneur, so you already have enthusiasm & drive!) And at The Mentoring Program, you’ll get experience, confidence and the chance to build your network while you build your business.
What We Need From Participants:
a. An Executive Summary of your business idea submitted via email, no later than 5pm on Friday November 16, 2018 (no more than two pages please).
b. Your commitment to attend all 7 Mentoring Meetings. Mentoring Meetings are held at the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce from on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm. Dates are:
November 20 – Orientation & Expectations March 5
December 4 April 2
January 8 May 7
Mentoring Meetings Look Like This:
Snacks, drinks, set-ups and networking
Introduction, quick icebreaker, logistics
Entrepreneurs in the program each have three minutes to introduce themselves, give any updates on their progress, and make their ask for the evening. For example, you may be working on developing your business logo and want some design and marketing help. Perhaps you need help developing a three year plan for your financials. Maybe you need advice on manufacturing. As a program participant, you can ask for help with anything to do with your business idea!
Entrepreneurs go to a designated area, and mentors who are drawn to your business idea and/or the request you made in your pitch join you for the first of two 20-minute break-out sessions. In these sessions, you get the undivided attention of a seasoned group of business people to brainstorm, ask questions and soak up all their expertise. After 20 minutes, we’ll break for restrooms or to refill your drinks, and then have a second 20-minute session. That way mentors get the chance to meet with at least 2 entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs get the benefit of talking to several mentors.
It’s a Wrap!
We’ll close the evening and be sure to leave a few minutes for folks who haven’t connected yet to at least say hello.
Intrigued? Ready to Go? Next Steps Include:
Questions? Contact Nancy Gardella 508.693.0085 ext. 16 or Nancy@mvy.com
Ready to get going on your Executive Summary? Download it here and get started!