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Start a Conversation. Grow a Business.
We’re Better Together
For entrepreneurs, turning a passion into a business is the ultimate dream. But that dream doesn’t come easily. It’s hard work, and there are challenges around every corner. Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. Their chance of success increases with access to the business knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals.
MicroMentor is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.
Our growth was inevitable with my mentor holding me accountable.
Morgan, co-founder of Specialized Emergency Training
How It Works
Create your profile
Sign up and complete your profile. Describe yourself, what you do, and what you hope to accomplish here.
Send messages to others in the community to express your interest in starting a new mentoring conversation.
Talk on the phone to get to know one another. Move forward by setting goals and solving problems together!
MicroMentor also bundles our unique, web-based platform with dedicated programmatic support to help large organizations get employee volunteering and mentoring initiatives off the ground easily, effectively, and at scale. With a track record of creating satisfying mentoring experiences and fueling business growth, MicroMentor offers corporations and government agencies the potential for unprecedented reach and maximum impact.
To learn more, select which type of organization you work for:
My mentee did as much for me as I could have possibly done for her. It was unbelievable how she uplifted my life.
Newton, mentor and corporate executive
Cynthia is a young social entrepreneur from Nigeria who joined MicroMentor to grow her biodegradable dish soap business, Everglow. Cyndy was connected with Gary, a former executive from UPS. Gary leveraged his extensive experience with sales, marketing and global logistics to help Cynthia, who then implemented a major rebrand and made crucial decisions about labeling, pricing, packaging and distribution. Gary helped Cyndy gain a competitive advantage within the burgeoning liquid soap market in Nigeria. Her business grew by 40% and hired 6 new employees. EverGlow is now being pursued by venture capitalists and bar soap manufacturers.
Cynthia is now launching a second social enterprise focused on cassava which will improve the environment and increase farmers’ incomes. Read more.
Business Mentoring Fuels Success
Thriving entrepreneurs often cite mentoring as a critical component of their success.
Our results show that entrepreneurs who use MicroMentor reap the benefits of mentoring, growing their businesses every year.
Compared to a 74% survival rate for businesses that didn’t receive mentoring.
Mentored businesses increased revenues by 83% — five times better than without a mentor.