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Free Business Mentoring

Minneapolis Business Mentors (MBMentors) is a premier source for free and confidential small business mentoring. Our mission is to provide quality advice and assistance to both start-up and established small businesses.

We are a non-profit organization staffed by volunteer business experts whose objectives are to help your firm succeed and prosper.

 

Our volunteers provide customized mentoring to ensure that your unique business needs are fully met.

We pride ourselves on providing you the service, information, and expertise you need, when you need it. Whether through video, phone, email or eventually face-to-face, we are here to help advise you based on your individual business needs.

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"Colleagues are a wonderful thing - but mentors, that's where the real work gets done"
Junot Diaz

Why choose MBMentors?

Our volunteer mentor and training team is comprised of past and present business owners and executives with a proven history of success - each, coupled with significant business mentoring experience and the desire to support entrepreneurs in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas.

 

Despite the challenging times, MBMentors’ volunteers are prepared to provide innovative solutions for your growth and other business problems.

With over 500 years of combined volunteer experience, we are well-positioned to provide customized business mentoring to our clients in a variety of business related areas with the following potential benefits to your business:

 

Your Empowerment

There is nothing more empowering than starting your own business. If you'd like to do it successfully - why not use a mentor to get advice, counsel and guidance from someone who has gone through the same experience? We can provide that guidance for free. It's our mission to help you develop the skills, knowledge and talents you need to succeed. 

Lower business costs

One of the principle reasons businesses fail to grow or even survive is cash management for example, unnecessary spending. Our experienced mentors can recommend tailored approaches for reducing your operating costs - something that’s crucial for startup and established businesses alike.

 

Effective marketing

Some of our business mentors are, or have been, successful entrepreneurs. With their guidance, you’ll learn how to market your business effectively and which methods yield the highest ROI (return on investment).

How to receive free business mentoring

To receive free business mentoring from our volunteers, please click on a mentor's name or picture below or contact us at info@mbmentors.org.

Meet our mentoring & training team 
Click on the IMAGE or NAME to see the Mentor's Full Profile
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Art Shore

Mentor & Trainer

Skill Expertise:

  • Sales Training

  • Pitch Deck Design

  • Business Consulting

  • Presentation Design & Delivery

  • Business Startups

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Marshall Jones

Mentor & Facilitator

Skills Expertise:​

  • Sales

  • Business Consulting

  • Marketing

  • Business Start-ups

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Jerry Rudick

Mentor & Trainer

Skills Expertise:

  • Business Planning

  • Business Finance & Accounting

  • Business Operations

  • Business Startups

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Julie Menten
Mentor & Trainer

Skills Expertise:

  • Marketing

  • Social Media 

  • Digital Marketing

  • Employee Engagement

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Mark Ratner

Mentor & Facilitator

Skill Expertise:

  • Banking

  • Finance

  • Financial Projections

  • Business Start-ups

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Bryan Sykora

Mentor & Trainer

Skills Expertise:​

  • Sales

  • Business Planning

  • Presentation Development

  • Business Consulting

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Jim Handy

Mentor & Facilitator

Skill Expertise:

  • Start-up

  • Strategic Planning

  • Organizational Design

  • Consulting Practice

Pauline Allison
Mentor & Trainer

Skill Expertise:

  • Brand & Product Positioning

  • Strategic & Operational Planning

  • Integrated Marketing

  • Team Leadership

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George Anderson

Mentor & Trainer

 Skills Expertise:

  • Business Planning

  • Business Finance & Accounting

  • Quickbooks Business Ops

  • Buy/Sell Business

  • Marketing and Sales B to B

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Skill Expertise:

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Strategic Planning

  • Imports/Exports

  • Manufacturing

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Ben Marcovitch

Mentor & Trainer

Skills Expertise:​

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Business Planning

  • Strategic Plan Development

  • Prioritization

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Paul Richardson

Mentor & Trainer

Skills Expertise:​

  • Digital & Traditional Marketing

  • Brandy Identity

  • Creative Direction

  • Marketing Automation / CRM

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Gary Lindberg

Mentor & Trainer

 Skills Expertise:

  • International sales 

  • New market qualification and entry

  • Building sales channel support teams

  • Sales training programs

  • Group presentation and public speaking

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Diane Knights

Research & Administration

Skill Expertise:

  • Research

  • Fact Checking

  • Library Systems

Skill Expertise:

  • Strategic Planning

  • Project Management

  • Design to Production Transition

  • Team Management

Viju Monie
Mentor & Facilitator

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