City launches ‘Mentor Sacramento’ program to support Sacramento-based entrepreneurs

The City of Sacramento in partnership with global nonprofit MicroMentor recently launched “Mentor Sacramento,” an online business mentoring platform that connects diverse small business owners to volunteer business mentors.

“Companies with fewer than nine employees make up more than 80 percent of Sacramento’s dynamic and diverse business community,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “Especially as we emerge from the pandemic, we need to provide resources to make sure that these small businesses, often owned by women or people of color, have access to strong mentoring to make sure they are on a solid financial path to growth.”

Mentor Sacramento’s free online platform is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Arabic, and consists of the world’s largest virtual community of entrepreneurs and mentors, with tens of thousands of members from countries around the globe.

“The City understands the value and benefits all entrepreneurs, startups and local businesses can gain from shared learning,” said the Office of Innovation & Economic Development’s Deputy Director Melissa Anguiano. “This virtual business mentoring platform will provide greater access for entrepreneurs and mentors to create connections, solve problems and build successful businesses together.”

Sacramento entrepreneurs and businesses can sign up as a mentee or a mentor and learn more about the valuable role of mentorship and best practices for successful mentoring relationships.

Those interested can sign up and create a profile on the Mentor Sacramento website where users can search potential matches for mentors or mentees, start a conversation and connect remotely via email, phone, video call, or text.

Find more details on Sacramento Mentor’s website.

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