The Mentor: Sharon Whiteman, Richer Lives Why did you become a Mentor? I became a Mentor to help people, to give back and to broaden my personal skill base. I've seen individuals really struggle in starting a business and many quit because they thought 'they couldn't do it' and from my vantage point I could [...]
The 2013 MentorNet Mentoring Program
The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) has run mentoring programs since 1998. Since 2007 ABN has run the MentorNet online training and mentoring program.
The program uses up-to-the-minute e-learning technology (including the internet, webinars, blogs and teleconferences) to deliver information, education, networking and mentoring that helps women expand their business skills and create a business plan.
MentorNet is delivered over a six-month period and provides business skills training in essential business subjects and small-group mentoring.
MentorNet Starts September 2013.
Mentoring, Business Training and Direction
|By the end of program, mentorees have created a detailed business plan incorporating marketing, operations and financial plans.Mentorees receive training in core business skills and collaborate with a growing network of peers.
Small-group mentoring and peer support occur concurrent with business skills training. By the end of the program, mentorees have consolidated the business skills trainings, identified deficiencies in their skills and taken appropriate action to train in these areas.
The mentors provide guidance and direction in business management and provide coaching and encouragement.
Education to Grow Your Business
Through specifically designed case studies, assignments, templates and projects, MentorNet gives you education and resources that allow you to:
- increase your confidence as a business owner
- have more direction and a clear plan for your business
- get new skills in marketing, business planning, finances, technology, business development, human resource management and more
- access the helpful advice and experience of a mentor while you acquire new business skills
- collaborate with like-minded women who are also growing a business
Business Mentors - Encouragement and Support
|Mentors (men or women with over five years business experience) provide mentoring to women business owners following a structured and planned approach to business building. Small-group mentoring and peer support occur concurrent with business skills training. The mentors provide guidance and direction in business management and provide coaching and encouragement.Mentors apply and are selected through a criterion-based application. Mentors will be in business or will have been in a successful business for a minimum of five years. Each Mentor is chosen based on his/her expertise and matched against the Mentorees' objectives outlined in their Application Form. Mentors enter into a signed confidentiality agreement to address privacy, conflict and business sensitive issues.||