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Sourdough Business Pathways is proud to have access to some of the most talented and experienced business minds in the region. We can connect you with highly experienced business people who can provide sound direction and guidance for all aspects of your business.

Whether you want to pull your business out of a nose dive, prepare for significant future growth, develop a succession plan or exit strategy – we can find the right people with the right experience to help you achieve your goals. We will help you find the right advice at the right time to meet your business needs.

Over the last three years over 70 business and not for profit organisations have utilised our mentoring program and over 50 mentors have volunteered their time to help entrepreneurs and managers grow their businesses and organisations.


Would a Sourdough Mentor benefit my business?

Click on the box below that best describes your situation.

At this point you can work with organisations that provide a development path for your ideas such as:

Southern Cross University’s Enterprise Lab
Local innovation hubs
Online resources

There are local and online resources that can provide you with information on how to do this, for example:

business.gov.au provides a wealth of information on planning and starting your business: – click here.
NSW Small Business – Start Your Business: click here.

Both of these websites provide information on setting up your business, accessing advisory services and applicable grants.

grow my business to the next stage
take it global
innovate
pull out of a nose dive
develop a succession plan or exit strategy

The SBP Mentoring Program can help if your business is already established and trading and you are looking for mentoring guidance in:

Business strategy and planning
Sales and marketing strategies
Leadership skills development
Contract management
Project management

Click here to register for our SBP Mentoring program

Our mentoring programs vary from single conversations through to 3 month blocks, depending upon your requirements:

1 / Provide an overview of your situation to help us determine your mentoring needs and identify the best business mentor for you to work with

2 / Meet with your mentor to get clear on your business goals and map out a program to gather the right information and provide the right advice

3 / Development and presentation of a ‘way forward’ program to help you achieve your business goals

Engaging with our mentors will give you the opportunity to access advice and guidance from people with vast experience and skills that will help you achieve your business goals.

Why engage a mentor?
/ Expand your vision and potential
/ Improve business performance
/ Leverage off their knowledge and contacts
/ Gain insight from their successes and failures
/ Reduce feelings of isolation
/ Reliable and experienced sounding board
Professional mentoring can help fast-track your business and improve your skills as a business leader. Contact us today so we can help you get the most from this positive and enriching experience.

Professional mentoring can help fast-track your business and improve your skills as a business leader. Contact us today so we can help you get the most from the positive and enriching experience.

If you would like to become part of our mentor team, just fill out your details below.

SOME OF OUR MENTORS

A 30-year career in health care with experience in finance, business planning, sales, marketing and general management. Her passion is building strong relationships with customers, employees and business partners.

Jennifer Joiner
Mentor

A biodynamic farmer and grazier, keen environmentalist, long-time supporter of community groups with broad experience in many industries, as business owner, investor and advisor. Particular interests in agriculture, food and health, personal development, business strategy, governance and philanthropy.

Charlie Arnott
Mentor

Owner of Cumulus VFX, a Visual effects studio based in the Northern Rivers. He strongly believes that creatives need to feel motivated and supported.

William Gammon
Mentor

Kylie Mowbray-Allan
Mentor