Mentor Zone Team Approach to Mentoring for Existing Businesses & Pre-Starts
Revenue Growth (Existing Businesses ONLY) 3rd Friday, 9-11AM or 1-3PM, Jan., Feb., May, June, Aug. 19, Sept.16
Mentor Zone on the Road
Funding Gateway (TBD)
1st Looks (Pre-starts & Pre-revenue Businesses ONLY) 9-11AM, March 18, October 21
Mentor Zone Revenue Growth Team Mentoring Program™
For specific kinds of existing businesses with some level of sales (Consumer 0r Business-to Business Products or Services)
• Light Manufacturing & Tech (May)
• Food & Hospitality (June)
• Arts & Entertainment (Aug)
• All (Sept)
September 2016 Focus:
All businesses are eligible. This is the final existing business mentoring program for 2016.
Meeting Times: 9-11AM or 1-3PM, Sept. 16 @ BSC Offices. Questions? Contact Jan Triplett.
Application deadline is September 10. Online application is located at http://bit.ly/MentoringQuestionnaire. Sign up times will be provided after you are accepted.
Meet for free for 30 minutes with one of the 2-3 person Profit Mover™ mentoring teams to grow your revenue and possibly find investors. No fee for Mentor Zone Revenue Growth Program. (See also BSC’s Profit Mover Profit & Efficiency Accelerator Program.)
Jan Triplett, Business Success Center & PMT leader
Bill Combes, No Time for Social
Andrew Eisenberg, Lee & Hayes
Francoise Luca/Sam Thacker, Business Finance Solutions
Steve Pearson, Pearson Strategy Group
Joe Wargo, PendasWargo, PLLC
Areas covered by each 2-3 person expert team:
1. IP, Contracts, Legal Issues & Compliance
3. Sales, Marketing, Social Media
5. Management & Admin
NO pre-starts. Offered 6 times a year with a different industry focus each time.
Some participants will be offered an opportunity to work directly with the whole Profit Mover™ Advance Team™. They intervene to work on the business with the owner and may result in a video production of the journey if appropriate. Fee for clients accepted by the Profit Mover Advance Team™ .
Mentor Zone on the Road — sign up to meet with our mentor teams
- Tech Shop (co-sponsored by Austin-Round Rock Tech Shop), Oct. 25, 5:30-9pm, Contact Tech Shop to RSVP
- Greater San Marcos Partnership. September 7 (1-3) at Greater San Marcos Partnership Office, Wonder World Drive
- PeopleFund, Innovation Week- Houston, Sept 20 (exact details coming)
Funding Gateway™/Meet the Funders (Afternoon Event) in cooperation with Texas Entrepreneur Networks
Companies accepted into 1st Looks Funding Gateway by the Business Success Center and Texas Entrepreneur Networks must have revenue and achieve a certain fundability score. Fee.
• 1st Looks Programs for Pre-Stage & Early Stage Businesses.
(See also BSC’s Profit Mover Profit & Efficiency Accelerator Program.)
1st Looks Pre-Start Business Launch Mentoring Program (March & October Mentors Night Evenings ONLY). Download & return the 1st Looks Pre-Start Launch Mentoring Request Form by March 10 or October 10, 2016. Questions? Contact Jan Triplett.
Those with a business idea but no revenue (i.e., no sales) are invited to request a meeting with a member of the mentoring team to get started. If they qualify, they will be invited to participate in the Launch Program Mentoring in either March or October when they will discuss their business individually with mentors No fee.
Meet Some of Our Recent Graduates and check out our Pinterest page for more photos.
FAQs on our mentor experts
- All mentors are active, experienced business leaders with special areas of expertise and a wide range of experience.
- Some are investors.
- All of us are volunteers who give our time to help others.
- Mentors may charge for additional help after the program.
Check Out Other Events on Our Calendar
Check out the Business Success Center’s other business growth events on our calendar, in the sidebar or at bit.ly/BSCevents. “BOSS-Talks” and “Inspiring Entrepreneurs” are free. So are many others. We also recommend events of other groups that are appropriate for growing business owners.