Confidentiality, trust and mutual respect are at the core of a mentoring partnership.
The mentor and the new businessperson (mentee) sign a code of ethics at the beginning of their professional relationship. The mentor is not a friend: he or she is there to assist the new venture.
The mentor is a volunteer. To avoid any conflict of interest, a mentor cannot act as a consultant for the businessperson he or she is mentoring, nor can they receive any sort of advantage or financial gain from the relationship.
The mentor does not participate in the decision-making process for the business, or in any discussions of a financial nature.
The mentor has no personal or commercial ties to you.
Mentoring is above all an effective approach to entrepreneurial pride and an invaluable factor in the economical development of our region.