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Driving Economic Opportunity Through Meaningful Volunteer Engagements

MicroMentor’s online platform connects volunteer mentors with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits worldwide—giving your organization the opportunity to make a lasting social impact.

Find out how MicroMentor can help you launch an effective mentoring initiative that supports your organization’s goodwill efforts, while strengthening the global economy.

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Make a Global Impact with Skills-Based Volunteering

Built on over ten years of experience, MicroMentor’s evidence-based, online employee engagement solution can help you launch an effective business mentoring initiative that is tailored to support your organization’s goals, and make a lasting impact. Our online platform connects employee volunteers with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits from across the globe in meaningful mentoring engagements.

  • Drive Meaningful Employee Engagement

    Unify all stakeholders and existing CSR initiatives under one central platform. As a result, you can better support your company’s worldwide goodwill efforts and more effectively align with your pillars of investment.

  • Make a Global Impact

    MicroMentor supports entrepreneurs and nonprofits worldwide, across 179 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Our wide reach means your company and employees can influence economic equality and growth on a global scale, for maximum impact.

  • Save Time, Cost, and Hassle

    Our online platform enables employees to make a difference on their own schedule, from any location. Plus, with plug and play functionality, it’s simple to implement, manage, and measure your program company-wide.

  • Measure and Communicate Results

    Keep your engagement program on track through insight-driven reporting that improves accountability and results. Tell powerful stories about mentoring experiences. Use all of this to demonstrate success to stakeholders and showcase your efforts to the public.

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Deepen employee expertise. Develop leadership from within.

Mentoring a small business owner has been proven as an effective tool for professional development, giving your employees an opportunity to step outside their day-to-day perspective and take on new creative challenges. As a result, they can:

  1. Gain insights into other industries, business models, and markets
  2. Broaden application of skills outside the scope of their current job
  3. Enrich their skillset and worldview
  4. Acquire knowledge they can apply back to your organization
  5. Create new social connections

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I find it fulfilling to pass along whatever wisdom I have acquired and to help guide someone else along his or her path. I was fortunate enough to have several mentors early in my career. That helped set me on the right course. I feel like I owe it to them to provide the same kind of perspective and observations for others.

Chas, Corporate Volunteer Mentor

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What makes mentoring different from other volunteer opportunities is that it is knowledge-based - MicroMentor utilizes my skillset. I have this vast amount of knowledge that I can share with businesses, from starting a business, to doing taxes, to closing a business; and that’s not something that I normally apply in my day-to-day job. Mentoring helps me to get further ahead in my career.

Mary Ann, Financial Analyst and Volunteer Mentor

Empower Entrepreneurs with One-on-One Mentoring

MicroMentor is a unique, web-based platform bundled with dedicated programmatic support that is designed to help governments get large-scale mentoring initiatives off the ground, easily and effectively. Proven to increase jobs and revenue, MicroMentor offers governments the potential for unprecedented reach and maximum impact-making it possible to reach every county, even those typically underserved by government programs.

  • Launch Fast

    MicroMentor can set up a turnkey platform and launch within 6 months.

  • Stay Lean

    Support the program with less than 2 FTE of staff resources, thanks to automation and a thriving existing mentoring community.

  • Tailor to Your Needs

    Utilize custom branding and features to meet state requirements.

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Expand Your Reach. Help More People.

Help entrepreneurs in your community connect with highly skilled, supportive business professionals to launch and grow their small businesses. Reach underserved communities and counties with limited access to resources with our digital model. Our mentor network recruits 3,500 new mentors every year, including experts in business consulting, technology, finance, marketing, and manufacturing.

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“The MicroMentor team helped us think critically, at every step about what we needed to make a mentoring initiative take hold and be successful.”

Deputy Commissioner, Empire State Development

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Empire State Development had a limited team of four people working on this effort, but because of MicroMentor's technology, we didn't have to devote any of our staff resources into manually facilitating mentoring. Our team has been able to spend 100% of their time on outreach and helping mentors and entrepreneurs make the most of the system.

Rachael Dubin, Director of Community Economic Development Programs, Empire State Development

Expand Your Reach. Help More People.

Help entrepreneurs in your community connect with highly skilled, supportive business professionals to launch and grow their small businesses. Reach underserved communities and counties with limited access to resources with our digital model. Our mentor network recruits 3,500 new mentors every year, including experts in business consulting, technology, finance, marketing, and manufacturing.

  • Launch Fast

    MicroMentor can set up a turnkey platform and launch within 6 months.

  • Maximize Impact

    Incorporate mentoring into your services and programs to offer additional value to the communities you support.

  • Save time and money

    Support the program with little additional resources, thanks to automation and a thriving mentoring community.

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Impactful Integration

Our facilitators use human-centered design techniques to integrate MicroMentor into your existing programs, and tailor the delivery of MicroMentor activities to your specific context. We make the set up and implementation of a MicroMentor program easy by equipping your team with the knowledge and tools to run a successful and sustainable mentoring program in-house.

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MicroMentor really reduces the heavy lifting, and if used properly by mentors and entrepreneurs, it can help them get the best mentorship possible in their free time.

Travis, Program Manager, World Bank Caribbean Climate Innovation Center

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Starting a business is overwhelmingly frightening and the mentors who have helped us have assuaged our fears and given us sound advice that has been so valuable.

Colleen, Entrepreneur, Mercy Corps Northwest

Support Lasting Economic Empowerment

Help entrepreneurs connect with highly skilled, supportive business professionals to become loan ready or to better manage an existing loan. Reach underserved communities with limited access to resources with our digital model.

  • Provide Added Value

    Incorporate mentoring into your services to provide additional support to loan applicants and grantees.

  • Build Growth for the Future

    Mentoring can help clients grow their businesses to qualify for additional financing and other services in the future.

  • Change Outcomes

    Help unsuccessful applicants grow into qualified grantees.

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Impactful Integration

Our facilitators use human-centered design techniques to integrate MicroMentor into your existing programs, and tailor the delivery of MicroMentor activities to your specific context. We make the set up and implementation of a MicroMentor program easy by equipping your team with the knowledge and tools to run a successful and sustainable mentoring program in-house.

Contact us to learn more >>

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MicroMentor has received a lot of interest from our customers and positive feedback! It tied in perfectly to the way of our digital world for networking and mentoring.

Capital One Cafe Project Coordinator


Our Impact

Since 2008, MicroMentor has bridged geographical and cultural barriers between Entrepreneurs and Mentors, fostering more than 41,000 connections that span the globe.

20

hours of mentoring received per entrepreneur on average

$3.4

estimated pro-bono dollars in millions donated by mentors last year (based on the 2017 CECP Pro-Bono Valuation Guide)

$260

estimated cost, paid by grant funders, per job created by mentored entrepreneurs on MicroMentor


Research & Thought Leadership

MicroMentor engages with research institutions and funders to produce relevant and rigorous studies on the impact of business mentoring.

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MicroMentor 2019 Impact Report

In 2019, MicroMentor made huge strides in our quest to democratize access to mentoring and in doing so, provide much needed support to thousands of entrepreneurs around the world. Learn more about our work by downloading the 2019 Impact Report

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MicroMentor Toolkit Series

In 2018 MicroMentor's research team began an expansive, two-year research project. We've translated our findings into actionable recommendations for practitioners and policy makers in the MicroMentor Toolkit series.

MicroMentor Practitioners' Toolkit: Part 1 explores the factors that lead aspiring entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses to find an online mentoring match.

MicroMentor Practitioners' Toolkit: Part 2 (not yet released) aims to share the results of our follow-on study validating the effect of online business mentoring on small and growing businesses' survival, revenue, job creation, and other indicators of business growth.


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