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Learning never stops, particularly if you’re running a business. Mas Business Mentoring is a mentorship program helping business people reach their full potential.
The program links entrepreneurs with business-savvy mentors from an array of relevant industries to help them grow by:
Mas will match you with a suitable volunteer mentor who will use their experience and networks to help you achieve your goals.
With Mas Business Mentoring, you’ll get access to a network of mentors across all industries. We match experienced mentors with businesses based on their specialised knowledge and skills, allowing you to benefit from personalised, highly relevant advice.
Signing up is easy. Fill out a quick profile and we’ll take care of the rest.
Using a state-of-the-art algorithm, we’ll take the information you’ve provided and recommend you people who match your needs.
Once you’ve chosen a mentor or mentee, we’ll put you in touch to chat in a way that works for you.
What is business mentoring?
Business mentoring is a relationship between an experienced businessperson (the mentor) and a fellow businessperson (mentee). The mentor works on a confidential, informal basis to provide guidance and support to their mentee about their business goals, needs, challenges, and opportunities.
Mentors are unique in that they seek to help their mentee develop their capacity to make decisions, rather than to make those decisions for them. You don’t need to have studied or trained to be a mentor – you just need to have the relevant experience in business.
Who is Mas Business Mentoring for?
Mas Business Mentoring is a program designed to match mentees with relevant volunteer mentors from across the country.
Whether you’re a businessperson at any stage of the business lifecycle or an employee looking for guidance, Mas Business Mentoring is inclusive of businesspeople of all backgrounds. Common mentee goals within our program include, but are not limited to:
Can I be a mentor?
Mas requires at least two years of experience from our mentors. That’s two years’ experience either running a business or providing business expertise. By ‘providing business expertise’, we mean working in specialised areas like management, human resources, finance, and IT.
You don’t need to be a trained expert to be a mentor – just someone who has walked the walk and has experience to share.
What is Mentorloop?
Mentorloop is an innovative cloud-based mentoring platform run straight from your internet browser. It enables users to sign-up, match with relevant mentoring partners based on their needs and background, and to collaborate through their platform. The platform provides a one-stop mentoring shop with tools such as goal-setting, group conversations, and a capacity to attach files and add events.
We’ve combined Mentorloop’s software with our history of delivering successful mentoring to create Mas Business Mentoring.
Is Mas Business Mentoring a paid service?
No, Mas Business Mentoring is a free service. Mas Mentoring is focused on providing an inclusive service that is available to a broad spectrum of businesses, as we believe that when businesses succeed, Mas grows.
How will I be meeting with my mentor or mentee?
Mas Business Mentoring is an online service, connecting mentors and mentees from across Australia. Mentors can choose how they conduct their discussions – whether over online video call, by phone, or text chat.
Each participant is also able to filter potential mentoring partners based on their location, which provides the opportunity for in-person meetings.
What support is available to me during the process?
Mas and Mentorloop provide every mentor and mentee with extensive but simple guidance throughout their mentoring journey. Although mentoring is a highly personal and individualised process, you’ll have full access to our resource hub to support you – furthermore, our Mas Mentoring Team are easily contactable through the platform and at [email protected].
What if things don’t work out with my mentor/mentee?
If things aren’t quite working between you and your mentoring partner or if you’ve achieved your goals and are ready to move on, it’s simple to make a change on Mentorloop. Users are able to easily close their conversation with their match and move on. In the event you need assistance, our team are easily contactable through the platform and at [email protected].
What are the benefits of being a mentor?
Evidence shows that people who mentor achieve better outcomes in their careers.
What are the benefits of having a mentee?
Mentees can expect to:
These benefits are borne out in the evidence – research shows that mentees have better outcomes in their careers.
What steps are taken to ensure my details are kept private?
Mas and Mentorloop both maintain clear and strong privacy and data security policies and frameworks. Each participant in the program agrees to respect others’ privacy at all times and never share others’ private information with anyone outside of your connection without prior agreement.
We reserve the right to suspend or remove anyone from the community who do not act accordingly and may investigate if complaints are made against individuals.