Mentoring is powerful and an effective way to help entrepreneurs progress in their businesses and in their personal skills development. The Mentor/Mentee relationship is based on mutual respect and trust. A mentor can guide and advise you in making the right decisions and directions for your business. A mentor helps build confidence, provide challenge and encouragement. To be mentored means to be more self aware, take responsibility for your business and to consciously make decisions to the benefit of your business.
BACD has two programs that offer Mentorship opportunities, namely Summer Company and Starter Company. The Summer Company program is open to youth who are returning to school between the ages of 15 and 29. Summer Company is a 5 hour commitment over the summer months (July - August).
Starter Company is an entrepreneurship program for youth between the ages of 18-29 who want to start, buy or expand a business. The time commitment for this mentorship is 2 hours per month for 3 months and thereafter 1 hour per month for 6 months.