Advisor & Mentor Application

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Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. You will receive an email once you have submitted your application confirming receipt. Please be sure that all emails from info@nyfbc.org are going to your inbox. You will contacted via email once a decision has been made on your application and an introduction to your mentor or advisor will be made within that email. Once the introduction is made, it is up to the both of you to schedule a time to meet based on your schedules.

Advisor Program

A business advisor is a strategist who works with your company to help with planning, finances, marketing, and even development. A business advisor is able to do a bit of everything. Think of them as an extension of yourself as the business owner, capable of lending their expertise where needed and spending time researching the areas where there’s the greatest business need.

 

  • ​Advice from current or retired family business owners or industry professionals.

  • Includes up to 4 one-hour discussions to get specific advice on a specific issue you or your business are struggling with.

  • 1st call - Discuss a specific issue you or your business are struggling with

  • 2nd call – Provide specific suggestions or industry referrals than can assist in resolving the issue

  • 3rd call – Follow up to discuss if suggestion or referrals are assisting and discuss how they are being used or implemented

  • 4th call – Revise strategies if needed or provide additional suggestions or resources to resolve member concerns.

  • Based on your industry and concerns, you will be matched with an advisor within our NYFBC Advisor List

  • Members may apply to work with up to 2 Advisors over the course of a year

  • This is determined on an individual advisory basis.

Mentor Program

Business mentoring refers to a relationship between an experienced business person (the mentor) and a business owner or employee (the mentee). Mentoring can be informal, with friends, family or business contacts, providing support and advice when it's needed.

  • Mentorship from current or retired family business owners or industry professionals that have been there done that and willing to “Pay it Forward.”

  • Includes 2 one-hour support calls/discussions.

    • 1st call - discuss a specific issue you or your business are struggling with.

    • 2nd call – to provide specific suggestions or industry referrals than can assist in resolving the issue.

  • Based on your industry and concerns, you will be match with a mentor within our NYFBC Mentorship List.

  • Members may apply to work with up to four Mentors over the course of a year or 1 Mentor per quarter.

  • This is determined on an individual advisory basis.