Register as a mentor with Mentoring for Growth

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business support

The Mentoring for Growth program currently has mentors ready to connect with impacted small businesses.

Mentors are available to provide tailored support including financial mentoring and business planning.

Register your interest in a Mentoring for Growth session.

Phone 1300 654 687 or email m4g@desbt.qld.gov.au for more information.

Register to become a mentor

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

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

The next mentor registration round will open in April 2022, followed by rounds in July and October 2022.

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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