MicroMentor specializes in supporting entrepreneurs across the globe through a central, online mentoring platform and unparalleled expertise in meeting the needs of the small business community. As a leader in our field, we partner with forward thinking government organizations, corporations, and nonprofits to help them build powerful mentoring programs that align with the needs of their unique audience and make a meaningful impact.
Learn about our recent partnership with New York State's chief economic development agency, Empire State Development and how together, we've built the first statewide mentoring program of its kind in the U.S.
"Helping small business owners overcome obstacles and achieve greater success will in turn strengthen local economies and spur job creation."
Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York
"BusinessMentor.NY.gov is a remarkable platform. The idea of browsing through hundreds of entrepreneurs is exciting—to see so many hopes and dreams all at my fingertips. I saw so many businesses that I wanted to help, from a furniture refinishing business to a regional heating and cooling supplier."
Allen Kadish, President, Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
Working with ESD staff and key stakeholders across New York State, MicroMentor's staff and development team identified what technological requirements were needed to leverage the state's existing, on-the-ground small business resources, while making it even easier for entrepreneurs statewide to gain access to support.
By listening to and designing the platform for these key stakeholders at every step of the way, MicroMentor created features that complemented and added significant value to the state's existing processes.
MicroMentor shared their insights and best practices for engaging mentors effectively, conducting successful trainings, crafting newsletters and other tools required for building relationships and creating ongoing success. By acting as their mentor in building the Business Mentor NY program, MicroMentor helped Empire State Development staff map out a clear path forward.