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[Applications Closed] Get Expert Guidance with the Seller Community Mentorship Program for Mentees

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Applications for mentees are now closed. For updates, click Subscribe to the Blog above.

 

We recently announced a new Seller Community Mentorship Program and we are now recruiting business owners to be matched with mentors. Those accepted into the program will receive one-on-one support from experienced business leaders 🎉

 

We’re aware that starting a business can often be a lonely enterprise. Having a community that you can turn to for support and advice to help you grow can be a big help. And that’s where the Seller Community Mentorship Program comes in. 

 

How does the Seller Community Mentorship Program work?

 

The Seller Community Mentorship Program is specifically designed to connect experienced entrepreneurs (mentors) with emerging business owners (mentees). Through this program, you will have the opportunity to get one-on-one support and practical advice on how to achieve your business goals, as well as answers to your burning questions. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with other business owners facing similar challenges.

 

The program will run for three months, during which you will be able to meet one-on-one with your mentor virtually, in person, or through other communication channels. 

 

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, apply to be a mentee today.

 

What are the perks of participating in the program and having a mentor?

 

☑️ Learn from a pro: Get paired with an experienced business owner. Learn from someone who has been through it all while getting a better understanding of how to grow your existing business.

 

☑️ Get help when needed most: Talk through difficult situations, learn how to handle the unexpected, and have individual access to someone who knows what you’re going through and is ready to help. 

 

☑️ Feel a sense of community: Connect with a network of business owners to share your experiences, discuss wins and challenges, and offer suggestions. 

 

☑️ Learn from anywhere: You can connect with your mentor one-on-one virtually, in person, or through other channels that you feel comfortable with.

 

Who should apply to be a mentee?

 

We are looking for sellers from all different business types and industries.

  • You are open-minded with a learning mindset.
  • You have strong interests to scale or find opportunities to grow your business.
  • You can dedicate at least an hour a month to participate in the program.

If any of the above sound like you, please apply!

 

What is the criteria to participate?

 

The criteria to participate is as follows:

  • You are located in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, or Ireland.
  • You have started running or managing your own business in the last six months or longer. 
  • 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 mentor for an hour each month is an important piece of the criteria

 

If you are interested, mentees 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. Learn how to get started in the Community. 

 

What happens after I apply?

 

We are accepting applications for two weeks (July 31–August 11). Once we have reviewed all the applications, a Community Team member will reach out to selected candidates with the next steps.

 

 

Fine Print

As a participant in the Program, you agree to abide by the Square Seller Community 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 and any guidance or advice they provide reflects only their personal views and is not endorsed by Square.

 

 

We’re really excited to meet you and connect you with the right mentor. Comment if you have any questions about the program. 

 

 

Apply to the Mentorship Program: Mentee Application Form

 


 

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

7 Comments
Super Seller

Just submitted! Thank you for offering something like this! 

Admin

Thank you for applying @Bronze_Palms! We are beyond thrilled to be able to bring this program to sellers!

Seller Community Mentee

This sounds amazing! Could I just ask though - is this for those who have been running their business for at least 6 months? I apologise but I wasn't quite sure from the wording - I've only been going 1 month so far but if eligible I'd love to apply.

Admin

Hey @Sarah25, thanks for your interests in the program!

 

There is no minimum requirement for how long you have been running your business — we welcome any business who have started within the last 6 months or so, whether that might be a month only, three months or more.

Seller Community Mentee

@tranguyen Thanks very much, that's great news! Will submit an application 🙂

Super Seller

How very exciting!!

Admin

I'm excited to share thst we have reopen application to the Mentorship Program for 2024, with some updates 🎉

 

You can read more about the changes and apply here.

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