Impact

Driving Meaningful Economic Growth

86%

average revenue increase by mentored entrepreneurs

3

new jobs on average added to the economy by mentored entrepreneurs

90%

of mentored businesses survive vs. a 69% national average

15,000+

connections made to-date

Delivering Unparalleled Reach

MicroMentor supports entrepreneurs in:

50

US States

92

Countries

Helping Entrepreneurs Build Stronger Businesses

MicroMentor entrepreneurs have reported significant gains from working with their mentors.

91%

found their mentor helpful

75%

gained new expertise

57%

made positive changes to their business

31%

accessed a new market

Empowering Mentors to Make a Difference

7 years of annual reports have shown that:

12

is the average number of hours that a mentor contributes

$1,300

is the average worth of pro-bono contributions

1/3

of all mentoring relationships last for more than four months

8,700

mentors collectively gave 8,700 hours of their time

Case Study: State of New York

Driving Statewide Economic Growth

MicroMentor partnered with New York State’s chief economic development agency to launch Business Mentor NY—a statewide mentoring initiative designed to make small business resources available to underserved communities.

Results:

In the program’s first year:

3,000+

New Yorkers participated

1,000+

connections made

60 out of 62

counties in New York State served

ROI:

12,000

volunteer hours contributed at an estimated value of $120/hour

=

$1.44 million

estimated value of support for small businesses across New York State

$216

MicroMentor's cost per small business connection

vs.

$3,201-$3,387*

Average cost of supporting a small business

*Source: MicroTracker, “EntrepreneurTracker
Client Outcomes Survey Highlights – 2013,” Issue 8, May 2015
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Case Study: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Engaging Employees. Supporting a Thriving
Global Economy.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

MicroMentor’s platform provided a way for Hewlett Packard Enterprise to directly connect their employees’ wealth of experience to help social entrepreneurs and nonprofits thrive and strengthen their local communities. As a result, HPE was able to engage employees through the opportunity to make an impact, while supporting its mission of strengthening the global economy.

Results:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees donated over 6,000 hours of their time to help entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs discover success—equal to $800,000 of assistance.

Employees who volunteered with MicroMentor experienced the biggest lift in engagement compared to other volunteer experiences at HP.

Source: VeraWorks HP global volunteer survey, 2014

Participation Data:

92

People from 92 countries participated

862

HPE employees participated

410

nonprofits and social entrepreneurs participated

621

mentoring connections made

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Success Stories

Developing Businesses for the Greater Good

Cynthia Ndubuisi
Social entrepreneur from Nigeria

Gary Mastro
Former VP of Brand and Product Marketing, UPS

With the potential to drive significant agricultural innovation in Nigeria, Cynthia’s business is poised to make an incredible impact on the lives and livelihoods of small farmers. Luckily, with Gary as her mentor, she has the support she needs to keep building her vision.

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Transforming an Urban Arts Outreach Program

Barbara Alexander
Owner, Performing Arts Academy
of Connecticut

Christine Hawkins
HP Inc. Employee,
Global eCommerce Strategy, CA

Dayo Soola
HPE Employee,
Operations Manager, TX

Barbara’s Performing Arts Academy of Connecticut provides at-risk youth, seniors, and the homeless with access to arts programs and classes. She had reached a point where she was overworked, underfunded, and needed help getting back on track. By connecting with two Hewlett Packard employees, she was able to get organized, reduce her hours, and generate more revenue—which in turn, has helped her serve even more disadvantaged people in her community.

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From Fledging Startup to Profitable Business

Susan Boose
Owner,
The Olive Branch Soap Company

Jacob Smith
Business Mentor NY Advisor
Management, Growth & Development Executive

Susan had started a line of organic soaps and skincare products, but needed assistance developing a concrete marketing plan. She was matched with Jacob Smith, a seasoned executive with 15+ years of experience in management, growth, and development. Together, they developed an effective marketing strategy that led to her gaining distribution in a major hotel chain.

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Contact Us

contact Emily Joy @503-896-5412
Contact Emily Joy, MicroMentor's Client Success Officer at 503.896.5412






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