How Will TI Advisors Mentoring Program Work?

 

TI Advisors provides free business advice through Temple Israel's Mentor business experts.

Mentors and Mentees will utilize TI Advisors' online portal to register, create a personal profile and interact with one another through the entire mentoring engagement.

TI Advisors welcomes Mentors who bring requisite skills and professional experiences. Typically Mentors are working or retired business owners, executives and managers who have been through the same challenges and decisions that many entrepreneurs and business owners face today.

To apply to become a Mentor:

  1. Register on TI Advisors' Online Portal

  2. Complete your Background Profile [note: there is an easy tool to import your LinkedIn profile]

  3. Background and experiences will be reviewed by the executive board of TI Advisors

  4. Sign TI Advisors' Code of Ethics and Confidentiality Agreements

  5. TI Advisors will match you with suitable Mentees

  6. Review and complete Mentee Engagement Plan with assigned Mentee

  7. Meet with your assigned Mentee [typically engagements will last 1 - 3 months]

  8. Upon completing the mentoring relationship, submit a short questionnaire to rate and evaluate your experience

Mentees will utilize TI Advisors' online portal to submit specific questions and request a Mentor. TI Advisors' administrators will screen all requests and pair appropriate Mentees with the most knowledgeable Mentor to engage with.

To request to become a Mentee:

  1. Register on TI Advisors' Online Portal

  2. Complete your Background Profile

  3. Submit a detailed description of the business problem or issue that you would like to work on with your Mentor.

  4. Questions/issues will be organized into the following groups
    -  Accounting/Budgeting
    -  Buy/Sell Business
    -  Cash Flow Management
    -  Customer Engagement/Retention
    -  Financing & Capital Raising
    -  Franchising
    -  Human Resources - Succession Planning
    -  Legal Issues
    -  Marketing/Advertising/Social Media
    -  Real Estate
    -  Sales Strategy
    -  Start Up Assistance - Biz Plan Development
    -  Technology

  5. A Mentee Engagement Plan will be created, articulating the issues to be addressed, requisite materials to be provided by the Mentee, anticipated time frame (weeks/visits) and setting specific expectations and anticipated take aways from the mentoring experience. Note, the Mentor is expected to be a guide and a facilitator and is not expected to do the work for the Mentee.

  6. Meet with your assigned Mentor

  7. Upon completing the mentoring relationship, submit a short questionnaire to rate and evaluate your experience