MentorshipBC Blog

Read the latest information on small business mentorship and important information impacting your business

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Do you have a pressing question that you wish you could ask an expert? Or are you an expert who would like to help other people but have limited time in your day? Help is at hand with the Vancouver-based startup Officehours. Officehours is a platform where you can book an online voice-chat session with an expert for 10 mins. 

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Innovative Idea Startups (Youth BiiS) Program is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-BC Job Fund to empower eligible young adults between 18 and 29 in their process for self-employment and business startup in Metro Vancouver.

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You know that your mentorship can change your clients’ lives. But they might not know that, so it’s your job to show them how valuable your wisdom is to them.

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Did you know your ability to tolerate uncertainty relates to how much you procrastinate and how happy you are?

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Do you have a new tech startup or startup idea in BC?

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In Canada, women continue to have low representation in trades, and it is usually not the first-choice career option for women. According to Status of Women Canada, in 2012, women represented only four per cent of those in construction trades and 20 per cent of those in occupations unique to primary industry, such as forestry, mining, oil and gas.

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Sometimes, the first few conversations with a potential client, affiliate or business contact can feel awkward. You want to create a mutually supportive relationship, but how do you lay the foundation without coming across as selfish or salesy?

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A lot of people think the hardest part about getting a mentor is finding one. Surprisingly, one of the biggest issues is actually that the relationship breaks down and the mentor and mentee fall out of contact.

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The deadline for nominations for the 2016 BDC Mentorship Award is just around the corner. If you know—or are—a mentor who demonstrates outstanding support, guidance and commitment to young entrepreneurs, submit your nomination today.

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It’s inspiring to ask entrepreneurs about their mentors. They tend to light up and tell fascinating stories about how it changed their lives, brought them through tough times and altered the way they looked at the world.

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