Whether you're new to running a business or a seasoned business owner, a mentor can help you refine your business strategy, map out the direction that your business should be taking and assist in setting goals for your business to succeed.
At a glance
Small Business Bus and Small Business Clinics mentoring sessions: free of charge, 45 minutes long.
Small Business Mentoring Service sessions: From $100/session for 1.5 hours. For in-depth mentoring, discounts are available for two sessions or more booked.
Anyone interested in setting up or developing a small business.
To get the best results, contact Business Victoria on 13 22 15
Anyone interested in developing or setting up a small business.
What you get
Mentoring services are provided by nearly 90 highly experienced business people with skills and qualifications in a wide range of industries and disciplines. For minimal cost, Victorian small businesses can access the wisdom and experience of the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS) mentors. Visit the SBMS website to read more about the backgrounds and expertise of the SBMS mentors.
An SBMS mentor can help you with:
- starting new businesses
- setting objectives and direction for your business
- writing business plans
- developing more effective marketing strategies
- increasing sales and profits
- identifying new products and services
- improving time management
- identifying new opportunities.
How to applyThere are three ways that you can book a mentoring session.
Small Business Clinics
Small Business Clinics offer free 45 minute sessions with a mentor at 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. You can now view available mentoring sessions, read up a mentor's profile and book one that has expertise in particular industries or strengths.
To book a session click on the link below, or call Business Victoria at 13 22 15.
Small Business Bus
Free 45 minute sessions are also available at the Small Business Victoria's Small Business Bus which is a van travelling around metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Mentoring sessions on the Bus must be booked in advance.
Ongoing Paid Mentoring with SBMS
Small business owners and people intending to start a small business can book longer sessions on an ongoing basis with a mentor of their choice who have specific skills and industry backgrounds.
These sessions are longer than the free 45 minute sessions and enable clients to engage with mentors over a longer period of time on a regular basis.
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Business Victoria hotline 13 2215
Small Business Mentoring Service