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NCCDC Lawndale Partnering

The mission of New Covenant CDC is to empower individuals and families through educational programs, real estate/business development and job readiness/creation initiatives that will promote financial stability and sustainable economic development. We are delighted to partner with NCCDC providing not only upcoming entrepreneurs, but mentors for those completing the NCCDC course.

For more information on New Covenant Training Courses and how to enroll: http://www.new-covenantcdc.org/home.html

 

Mentoring Program for Entrepreneurs

Powerful things happen when a respected, experienced person shows interest in and supports the development of another individual. We learn best by hearing about others successes and failures. Entrepreneurship is lonely. Having a friend, an unbiased sounding board, who pushes and consoles and is only interested in another’s success, is a priceless tool. Being aware of mistakes and consistently working to make smart, well-informed decisions is crucial to the success of a business.

At SBAC EMPOWER, we ensure our that our Mentors are 100% committed to the program. It takes a willingness to share successes and mishaps; to challenge and push a Mentee to think more deeply; to be realistic and address uncomfortable issues; to be open to new ideas and cultures. But most importantly, it takes time. Potential Mentors are required to participate in a one-hour training to fully understand the annual responsibility and commitment expected to their Mentee.

Becoming a small business owner requires drive and a serious commitment. You need to be willing to make sacrifices, put in the time necessary, and face challenges head-on if you want your businesses to be successful. For that reason and to ensure that every Mentee is prepared to be mentored, they must also participate in a training session to understand their responsibilities and commitment to their Mentor.

If you feel you have what it takes to become a Mentor with EMPOWER or you would like to have a Mentor for your startup, please email us at info@sbacempower.org to sign up for one of our quarterly trainings.