Register as a mentor with Mentoring for Growth

The Ask a mentor article series provides information and tips from our Mentoring for Growth (M4G) mentors on different topics, plus the opportunity to join our mentors in free panel webinars.

Register to become a mentor

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) mentors contribute to the success of other Queensland businesses.

Registrations to become a mentor with the M4G program are currently closed.

If you would like to register your interest to be a volunteer mentor with the M4G program, email m4g@desbt.qld.gov.au and we will send you some information when recruitment opens again in 2023.

About the M4G program

Mentors are business, industry and export specialists who provide their time, knowledge and expertise in a voluntary capacity.

By participating in M4G, you can:

  • help small businesses to grow and employ more staff
  • provide small businesses that are experiencing high growth, or have the potential for high growth, with insights, options and suggestions on business challenges relating to growth and innovation
  • join a respected mentoring network
  • participate in business functions and events.

Role of the M4G mentor

To become an M4G mentor, you must demonstrate:

  • expertise in business
  • strong communication and listening skills
  • the ability to act as a role model, adviser, critic and consultant.

Update your registration

If you are already registered as a mentor with M4G, you can update your details:

Update registration

Cyber security self-help toolkit for mentors

The new Cyber security self-help toolkit for mentors helps M4G mentors and businesses work together to better manage the cyber security elements associated with running a business.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with Cynch, specialists in cyber security for small business, and the Queensland Cyber Security Innovation Node.

To improve cyber safety, business owners should regularly check their technology for unusual activity. Otherwise, it may be many months before an issue is detected, making recovery much harder. By taking steps, such as using the Australian Government's free Cyber security assessment tool, creating an asset register, installing tech updates and up to date antivirus software, businesses can start to protect their assets and information.

When businesses register for a M4G session, mentors can use the Cyber security self-help toolkit to help business owners' check their cyber fitness and reduce risks when working online.

Contact M4G

For more information, email the M4G team at m4g@desbt.qld.gov.au.

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Contact

Small business hotline: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)