There's a social media platform out there helping transform lives and strengthen communities. But it's not Facebook or Twitter (these may be helping too); I'm talking about MicroMentor, the world's largest online business mentoring program. It's run by Portland-based non-profit Mercy Corps.
On this episode of the podcast we chat with Mikaila Belk about the work her organization is doing to connect entrepreneurs and business mentors around the globe.
By facilitating genuine connections among small business owners, previously-successful entrepreneurs, and hard-working hopefuls, MicroMentor helps people grow their businesses and improve the economic status of their communities, all through the power of mentorship.
Did you know mentored entrepreneurs create twice as many new jobs as those who go solo?
Mentorship can lead to the productive exchange of advice, help us think through our own ideas, broaden our networks and create positive connections where they didn't exist before.
Check out MicroMentor's website to learn more about their work and scroll down to their blog (Mikaila's favorite) to have a look at a few recent success stories.