What is in it for the Mentors?
They say knowledge is power. Teaching is knowledge. Helping others is a great feeling and a way to give back to the small business community. Mentors could get business from helping others too.
What is in it for the Mentee?
To have the DSBC Mentoring program as an additional resource to other programs that exist including programs offered by other members of the DSBC. To have the resources of DSBC business owners and specialists helping in a specific area to help them start or build their own businesses.
Are there Rules of Conduct?
Yes. We ask both Mentors and Mentees to represent themselves honestly including real names and businesses. We ask that each person treat each other with respect and professionalism. We ask that Mentees respect the Mentor’s time and that after a few hours a month of support Mentor may ask to move the service privately for a fee. We also ask that each person using the DSBC Mentoring program avoid the intent or appearance of unethical or compromising practice in relationships, actions and communications. We ask that all parties keep all sensitive information provided through the DSBC Mentoring relationship in strict confidence.
I don’t have time to meet with a mentor, how will I benefit?
This program was designed for those people that cannot get out to meet with traditional mentors. Though we believe coming out to Delaware Small Business Chamber seminars and mixers ill help you build your businesses in many other ways, we understand that you may need help in a few pinpointed areas and that this program is designed for you to chat online, through email or our forums as a starting point to get you the help you need.