Become a Veteran Mentor

men·tor /ˈmenˌtôr,ˈmenˌtər/ noun. an experienced and trusted advisor from the Greek name for the advisor in Homer's Odyssey. It is the process for transmitting knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support relevant to work, career, or professional development. It is an invaluable and well-deserved contribution by you to the vetrepreneur. Make it your odyssey. Mentors create a roadmap to help our vetrpreneurs overcome obstacles. For just a few hours each month, our network of mentors help guide and support our vetrepreneurs with subject-matter

and industry knowledge. If you are an entrepreneur yourself or otherwise experienced in business, share your knowledge with deserving veterans. You will give valuable feedback and guidance, not just on their business model but also on other key skills in a new business: time management, goal setting, prioritization, bootstrapping. The experience will be extremely rewarding to you. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click on the link below. Be a part of the Warrior tribe.

Mentor Applicant Instructions/Intake Process

Please complete all information in the application and ensure that it is accurate.  If you omit information, in particular, telephone number, or information such as the email address is incorrect, it will only delay or prevent your application from being processed.   Once you click Submit you will receive a confirmation email. Your application may take approximately 7-10 days to process initially.  You will be contacted by our staff to schedule an intake call.   The call is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email for the scheduled time.  Please ensure that you check your inbox and your spam folder for the intake email.

 

Following intake, if approved, you will receive orientation information.   


If, at any time, you have questions, please email us at 
mentor@warriorrising.org. 


Thank you for 
offering to assist our Warrior Rising Vetrepreneurs. 

Requirements

The Mentor is responsible for giving well-intentioned business counsel to the Veteran/Veteran Owned Business (VOB), which will lead to the success of the new business.  The Mentor helps the VOB become viable, and as such, put the VOB in the best position to benefit from the support provided by Warrior Rising. 

General Qualifications

Please note: All are not required–Any of the first 3 items plus Items 4 and 5 should be applicable: 

  1. College education with a business degree, or equivalent (4+ years) business experience;
  2. Started and have run a successful business for at least 3 years;
  3. Successful capital raising or investment experience;
  4. Excellent use of Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel (ability to work with formulas to create spreadsheets);
  5. Great organizational and communication skills, specifically written communication. 
  6. It is critical to avoid breaks in continuity when mentoring client veterans. You should be able to commit to at least 3-5 hours per month mentoring a veteran.

Skills Needed

Subject matter knowledge
  • Accounting 
  • Finance (and capital raising) 
  • Insurance 
  • Tax (federal, state and local, income, excise and related) 
  • Marketing/Advertising: 
    • SEO/analytics 
    • Branding 
    • Website development 
    • Copywriting (I think this was misspelled as “copyrighting” which is something else) 
  • General business: 
    • Contracting generally 
    • Leasing (property and equipment) 
    • Licensing and distribution 
    • Logistics and transportation 
    • Operations and management 
    • Policies and procedures 
    • Staffing and employment 
    • Strategic planning and development 
Industry Knowledge
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare/Pharmaceutical  
  • Manufacturing of Consumer Goods, Devices or Equipments (Small & Large Scale) 
  • Physical Training
  • Real Estate
  • Sales
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Clothing/Apparel 
  • Communications 
  • Computer/Applications Technology
  • Consulting service business models generally 
  • Construction 
  • Entertainment
  • Food

Volunteer Mentor Qualifications & Responsibilities Document

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