Connect with a mentor to achieve better results

ARE you looking for a mentor to give you business advice and guidance? Or are you a mentor who is available to support small business owners in your area?

Mentor-Connect will be a regular Small Business Connect feature to link mentors and small business owners. Every month we will feature a selection of mentors and entrepreneurs who are seeking or offering mentorship, either paid or voluntary. From that point on, it’s up to you to follow up with the mentor or entrepreneur directly.

If you would like to be featured in Mentor-Connect, please email the following to [email protected]:

  • Clear photograph of yourself (1MB to 2MB in size).
  • First name, surname, business name, and your email address.
  • If you are a mentor, a short description of your services, and what area you service.
  • If you are looking for a mentor, a short outline of what kind of support you are looking for, what size your business is and where you are located.

Please note that by submitting your details to our Mentor-Connect feature, you give us permission to publish your photograph and the details you have supplied. We reserve the right to select only appropriate submissions for publication.

A business owner may get great benefits from using a mentor in making decisions based on information and knowledge that would otherwise not be available; and in staying accountable to the bigger objectives of the business. Business owner who use mentors in helping them making good decisions generally say that at key points in the growth of their business the support from their mentor proved to be invaluable

Let’s get our mentors and business owners working together more effectively through Small Business Connect!

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  • Christoff008

    It is indeed a great privilege to be working with several entrepreneurs as mentor. And it is some time just amazing to see the results, to see how a business owner takes big strides when having a bit of support!

    • Carel Venter

      Agree. Where entrepreneurs are willing to learn, mentoring offers them an enormous opportunity to leverage expertise without appointing a full time person. As mentor it is a privileged to be trusted with other people’s dreams and great reward to see them excel.

    • Vincent Molele

      Dear Christoff.
      I run a small IT (Desktop support specialist) and would like to find out how i can meet with you to help with taking my company to the next level, to move from a one corporate client to at least 4-5 in the next 12 months. I am registered on the site but have not had any feedback since last month.

      • Christoff Oosthuysen

        Hi Vincent. The “Mentor Connect” services is basically just for us to present the mentors and potential mentees who offer their details through the feature for them to connect. It is not a matching services (like dating sites do). It is possible to connect you with a professional business advisor immediately — and since this is their profession, they will charge a fee. It sounds like your business deserves a step-up so if you would like to follow that route, please do send a message specifically mentioning me through

  • Neil Springfield

    Hi I run a Bookkeeping and Business Consulting Company, I would like to get involved in your programme by linking up with a mentor to assist with various issues I am facing.

  • Skhumbuzo Nkosi

    Should a need arise for a mentor please let me know, I am a registered mentor with COMENSA as well as Through Institute of business advisers. my email is [email protected]

  • anthony obinna Ihejirika

    I need a mentor!

  • Megan Paul

    hi there my name is megan i own and run a dairy retail shop (selling milk,juice ,yoghurt, ice cream etc. i need a mentor urgently can anyone help. thanks my email [email protected]

    • Christoff Oosthuysen

      Hi Megan. We have discontinued the Mentor Connect feature in SBC, but we can definitely help to get yo a mentor. If you are prepared to pay a standard mentorship fee of close to R1000 pm for a few months then we can put you in touch with an appropriate person. Please send an email to [email protected] and mention that we gave you this advice here.

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