AMG Mentoring Program

What is a mentor?
A mentor is an experienced individual who utilizes their own knowledge and resources to help guide a small business owner through the many obstacles they may encounter. Your mentor can offer advice, second opinion, support and guidance, which can help you improve your problem-solving skills and develop leadership skills.

Why do you need a mentor?
No matter if you are a start up business or a business that has been around for 25 years, there are times when every business owner needs advice making an important decision or needs help staying on target. They need someone who can provide advice and guidance based on actual experiences.  Business mentors can help you look at problems and situations from perspectives that you would not have thought of on your own.

Who are AMG mentors?
AMG mentors are business owners with years of experience willing to share their knowledge to help other business owners succeed.

Key benefits of the AMG Mentoring Program

(1) Receive advice from an expert:
The biggest benefit of having an AMG mentor is having someone you can ask questions and get advice. Mentors are individuals who have prospered in their line of business. For this reason, as they will be guiding you, they will be able to give you expert guidance and advice that is based on the experiences that they have had as they were starting and running their businesses. These experiences will give you positive energy to push on with your business despite the challenges you are facing.

(2) Learn the importance of Networking:
AMG mentors can put you in touch with contacts who can help you make your business more successful. The more networking you do, the more people you will meet. And, the more people you meet, the greater the odds are that will find someone who can help you.

(3) Build Confidence:
Knowing that you have a credible mentor to turn to can give you confidence when facing difficult business situations.

(4) Receive Encouragement:
Starting a business is difficult, and many business owners face challenges early in the process. However, many business owners go through the same types of struggles. Hearing first-hand from your mentor about their experiences will help you realize that the struggles you are going through now will prepare you to be a better business person in the future.

(5) Improve Organizational Skills:
Your AMG mentor can help you prioritize and get organized. Some tasks are more important than others and knowing what needs to be done first is a valuable lesson that can help things running smoothly and without too much stress.

(6) Accountability:
Motivation can be a hard thing to manufacture but telling your mentor you’re going to achieve something and setting yourself a goal means you have someone to hold you accountable to these goals. This means you’re more likely to act and will therefore see results quicker. 

(7) Problem Solving: 
If you are having a problem your AMG mentor can give you helpful advice to navigate the problem in a professional way. Their experience and insight can stop you making mistakes and can give you the answers rather than you having to waste valuable time and money working out the right way to handle the situation.

(8) Perspective:
Asking friends and family for help when you’re struggling can be helpful, but a mentor is likely to give you an entirely different perspective from anyone who knows you personally. They can offer you impartial advice from a professional point of view, which may help you see opportunities and challenges from a more constructive perspective.

(9) Focus:
It’s all too easy to get distracted these days so having someone to help you stay on track and focus your attention on the important things will help you maintain your personal and professional growth.

Does mentoring work?
A mentor can be a game changer for small business. Research proves that small businesses that are mentored achieve higher revenues and increased business growth. Even better, according to a 2014 survey by The UPS Store, 70 percent of small businesses that receive mentoring survive more than five years – double the survival rate of non-mentored businesses. The same survey found that 88 percent of business owners with a mentor say that having one is invaluable.

How does it work?
Business owner can contact their mentor about any business-related matter.  Business owners can get in touch with their mentor having face-to-face meetings, phone consultations or email correspondence. Their mentor is available to help them with all the challenges small business owners face on a day to day basis. They can learn from their mentor's experience and knowledge.

What does it cost?
Our mentoring program is free to any business owner that has a Pro or Premium Business plan.

How can I get started?
You can request a personal business mentor as soon as you purchase a Pro or Premium Business Plan. AMG is ready to help your business succeed.