Small Business Mentor Training Module 1

Small Business Mentor Training Module 1

After completing this module, a mentor will be able to:

  • Differentiate between a startup and a small business.
  • Describe the benefits of Team Mentoring
  • Understand the mindset of the Small Business Owner.
  • Embrace our approach to active listening and questioning.
Lessons
In this lesson, you will learn...
Presenter
Video Run Time
Welcome
  • Introduction and welcome to the VMT
Bob Nelson
CEO and Co-Founder of the Venture Mentoring Team
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
1:51
Why we mentor
  • Our motivations to mentor
  • How the VMT is unique
  • Why startups and small businesses seek mentors
Bernardo Wolfson
Pres. Quaker Oats LATAM, Gatorade Eur, Melitta SA, Retired
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
5:59
Working with Community Partners
  • Why we reach out to the startup community
  • How we rely on our community partners for referrals
  • What we give back to our community partners
Pam Rauch
VP Ext Affairs and Economic Dev, Florida Power & Light
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
4:21
Team mentoring vs solo mentoring
  • Team mentoring allows for diversity of thought
  • Diversity of Expertise
  • Incredible learning and bonding experience
Jennifer Hudson
President, ThinkBeyond Public Relations
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
3:47
Mindful Listening
  • Why mindful listening is a learned skill that takes practice
  • How to prepare to listen mindfully 
  • How to add value to the conversation
Howard McCarley
Talent Development Expert
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
7:15
The Socratic Method
  • What is the Socratic Method
  • How to effectively apply it when mentoring
  • The different categories of questions to ask
Howard McCarley
Talent Development Expert
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
7:55
Small Business mentoring
  • What is considered a small business
  • How do they differ from startups
  • What are the risks
Howard McCarley
Talent Development Expert
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
5:13
Understanding the Small Business Owner
  • What are the risks
  • What are the needs
  • What are the opportunities
Howard McCarley
Talent Development Expert
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
5:29