MicroMentor Blog

Stories, Advice, and Updates from MicroMentor

Building New Opportunities

November 11, 2020 | Written by Katy Mitchell

Cera wanted to give back to her home community in Kenya after finishing university in the United States. Harnessing the rich natural resources of her home in Kenya, Cera founded Ecodunia, producing bags and wallets that are ethically made, sustainably sourced, and that empower Black communities. With her mentor's help, Cera has honed in where her business is going.


Finding Your Cheerleader

September 22, 2020 | Written by Noah Nuñez Gross

“I think a lot of people don’t know how much they need a mentor until they have one.”


Positioning Yourself for Success

June 25, 2020 | Amadou Doumbia and Eric Jude

Sometimes positioning your business’s brand means building and leaning on your personal brand and reputation. That’s what mentor Eric Jude helped Australian marketing expert Amadou Doumbia learn when he decided to launch his own agency.


Financials Are Your Co-pilot

June 23, 2020 | Hanna Obersteller

In times of crisis, effective cash management will either make or break your business’s survival. During the pandemic, Mentor Hanna Obersteller worked with Nigerian entrepreneur Salman Olawale to build a more resilient model for his laundry business through financial management and planning. Here, Hanna speaks more about navigating and understanding the role finances play in your business's growth.

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Finding Opportunity

May 26, 2020 | Vibhas Sen

Sometimes a crisis forces us to change course and pivot our business. Mentor Vibhas Sen (a brand & marketing consultant, frequent TedX Speaker, and Paralympian) helped an entrepreneur do just that—and in doing so helped them manage to far exceed their original goals even in light of COVID-19.


Dear Entrepreneur, How Are You Feeling These Days?

May 11, 2020 | Eleftheria Egel, PhD

How are you feeling these days? For many of us, our optimism and hope varies day by day. What comes next? Can my business survive? What will my community look like when the pandemic is through? Mentor Eleftheria Egel, PhD, shares her advice for taking stock, resting, and approaching the challenges so many of us are facing with calmness.

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Preparing for Disaster

April 29, 2020 | Vijay Nair

Does your business have a Disaster Management Plan? A Business Continuity Plan? Learn more about the importance of planning for crises from Vijay Nair, a mentor with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry in the United States, India, and across the Middle East.

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Boss Ladies of MicroMentor: Part 1

March 3, 2020 | Interview with Tatiana Pérez Petrone

"Through my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work on the side of smart, empathetic and amazing women."

In honor of Women's Month, we turned to three global members of our women-led leadership team to learn more about the impact mentoring has had on their careers and how they hope to inspire the next generation of female leaders. First up is Tatiana Pérez Petrone, Global Programs Director at MicroMentor. Tatiana, based in Mexico City, holds an MA in Social Community Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires and leads our expansion in Latin America, MENA, and SE Asia.


Making the Most Out of Your MicroMentor Experience: 5 Tips to Follow After Registering on the Platform

February 28, 2020 | Written by Loretta Taylor

Congratulations! You’ve taken the leap and registered on the MicroMentor platform. Now you’re ready to find the perfect mentor to help your business grow and meet its goals. Now what? How can you make the most out of your MicroMentor experience? We’re here to offer you some tips.