Curriculum-Small Business Mentoring

Small Business Mentor Training

This course is designed for both non-small business, and small business-experienced mentors.

The course is structured into two (2) modules delivered via the VMT’s self-paced e-learning system, and one (1) “live” virtual session facilitated by a certified trainer.

Earn the VMT’s Small Business Mentor badge upon taking this course.

Course Purpose

The VMT mentor development group designed this course to:

  • Prepare new mentors to mentor small businesses.
  • Demonstrate the organization’s commitment to mentor education.
  • Support the ongoing success of small businesses

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, a mentor will:

  • Feel confident to fully engage in team mentoring sessions and collaborate with fellow mentors to add value by providing practical and meaningful feedback to mentees.
  • Demonstrate a firm grasp of the unique small business framework, vocabulary, taxonomy, and processes.
  • Represent VMT’s core values in their interactions with mentees and mentors.

The course contents are below.

Click on any of the course modules to view a list of the individual video lessons.

This course is supplemented by:

  • Additional recommended books are also provided.