[Applications Closed] Announcing the Seller Community Mentorship Program 2024: Become a Mentor!
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There's no time like the present to explore new challenges. Come and consider becoming one of the mentors of the Seller Community Mentorship Program. Applications are now open for mentees. Read on to learn how to apply! 🎉


Apply to become a mentor

How does the Mentorship Program work?


The Seller Community Mentorship Program is designed to connect experienced entrepreneurs and business owners with business owners who are just starting out. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow business owners, share your knowledge, get one-on-one support, and establish yourself as a business leader in your field. 


The program will run for six months at a time, during which you will meet one-on-one with another business owner, either virtually, in person, or through other channels. 



Check out our interview with one of our first mentors, Arline Travidic, to learn more about how the program has become a support system for her and her mentee. 



If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please continue reading and learn how to apply.


What are the perks of becoming a mentor?


  • Recognition: Boost your reputation and be recognized as an industry leader among Square enthusiasts and the larger business community by sharing your business acumen and expertise.
  • Sense of community: This program is made up of business owners who share their experiences with one another. They discuss wins and challenges and offer suggestions.
  • Status: Seller Community Mentors will earn an exclusive badge on their Community avatar. 
  • Mentor Lounge: Mentors have access to a private group within the Community that we call the Mentor Lounge. Within the lounge, mentors can privately engage with one another and our Community staff on a daily basis. Mentors will also find tailored support content and resources shared by the Community team weekly. 


“It’s a great [program]. Comfortable and respectful. And we are actually learning from each other. I like that!” — Seller Community Mentor, 2023


Who should apply to become a mentor?


We are looking for sellers from all different business types and industries. If any of the below sound like you, please apply.


  • You have experience mentoring other business owners or love supporting other sellers by sharing your insights and expertise.
  • You are friendly, thoughtful, and respectful in every interaction.
  • You are knowledgeable and have practical experience in a specific industry. 
  • You are passionate about offering support, encouragement, and advice to small business owners.
  • You are keen to understand the challenges that other sellers face and provide solutions, advice, or workarounds. 
  • You have the time and energy to dedicate at least an hour a month to participate in the program.


“Actually, [the experience has been] excellent. We were late getting started [...] but we’ve had two sessions with a third scheduled after the first of the year. We’ve been productive, and it has been helpful for me as well.” — Seller Community Mentor, 2023


What is the criteria to become a mentor?


  • You are located in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, or Ireland.
  • You have experience running or managing your business for more than three years, as well as leading and managing a team.
  • You can commit to participating in the program for at least an hour a month. We know you’re a busy business owner, and we expect things to come up, but being able to commit to engaging with your mentee for an hour a month is an important piece of the criteria. 
  • You can participate in virtual meetups. 


You can apply by filling out this form.


Can I apply if I haven’t participated in the Seller Community?


Yes. Please apply even if you have not previously participated in the Seller Community. If you would like to join the Community, learn how to get started


What happens after I apply?


We are accepting applications until May 10. Once we have reviewed all the applications, a Community team member will reach out to successful candidates with the next steps.


We’re really excited to meet and learn from our future mentors. Comment if you have any questions about the program. 


Apply to become a mentor

Tra is a Seller Community manager at Square. She is responsible for several programs, including Question of the Week, Seller Groups, and the Seller Community Mentorship Program.


Fine Print

As a participant in the Program, you agree to abide by the Mentorship Code of Conduct. If you violate this Code, the Square Seller Community may suspend or terminate your participation in the program. Mentors are not employees, contractors, or agents of Square in any way. Please read the application thoroughly to understand your obligation if selected to be a mentor. 


Square Champion

I loved this ! I had a great experience with my mentor last season!


Glad to hear it @Bronze_Palms ❤️! And we'd love to have you as a mentor as well 😉

Beta Member

This is great! I need a mentor!

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[Applications Closed] Announcing the Seller Community Mentorship Program 2024: Become a Mentor!