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For entrepreneurs, turning a passion into a business is the ultimate dream. But that dream doesn’t come easily. It’s hard work, and there are challenges around every corner. Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. Their chance of success increases with access to the business knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals.

Business Mentor NY is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.

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How It Works

ENTREPRENEURS

  • 1

    Create your profile

    Tell us about the business you are building and your dreams for the future.

  • 2

    Create a mentoring request

    Describe the issue you need to solve to move forward.

  • 3

    Contact mentors for help

    Search our community of business experts and get in touch with an expert who can help you build your business.

MENTORS

  • 1

    Create your profile

    Tell us about your experience and how you want to help.

  • 2

    Browse mentoring requests

    Find an opportunity that aligns with your interests and expertise.

  • 3

    Contact entrepreneurs

    Connect with an entrepreneur that you can help to achieve their goals and build their business.

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Begin your mentoring relationship!

Once you’ve connected, it’s time to set goals, expectations, and a schedule. You might meet in person over coffee, or you might talk on the phone or video chat. It’s up to you to decide how and how often you meet, as well as what you’ll work on together and what milestones you want to achieve.

We're Here To Support You

Our team is always available should you have any problems finding the right match for you or figuring out how to get started once you've connected. Business Mentor NY offers free online resources to get you started as well as support via live chat and email.

Why Mentoring?

Remarkable things happen when people pursue their passions. But passion alone isn't enough to produce entrepreneurial success. It must be combined with knowledge, guidance and encouragement to bring business possiblities to life.

Thriving entrepreneurs often cite mentoring as a critical component of their success. MicroMentor's results (shown below) show that its participating entrepreneurs reap the benefits of mentoring, growing their businesses every year. Governor Cuomo wants to bring this success to New York State's small business community.