Mentorship

EHCC Entrepreneur Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is designed to assist entrepreneurs who are looking for advice and counsel on overcoming business problems, evaluating opportunities, and making significant operational or growth decisions.

It operates as a committee of the East Hants and District Chamber of Commerce. The committee is made up experienced business people who own or have operated a business, or work in other organizations in the area. These mentors have proven business skills and abilities and are willing to counsel and advise the entrepreneurs.

The committee holds monthly meetings with three to five mentors in attendance and entrepreneurs are invited to the meeting to discuss their specific need(s). It is important that, during these discussions, it is made clear during these discussions the role of the committee is solely to provide advice and that the confidentiality of the information exchanged from both sides is protected by the privacy agreement.

The Mentorship Committee then matches the mentors and mentees based on the needs of the mentee and the experience of the mentor. The program is apprentice-driven- it is structured around the development needs of the mentee. However, we encourage mentors to be very specific in their applications about their wishes, including the level of experience their ideal mentee should have and what specific areas of expertise they wish to share.
If both parties are in agreement, then a mentor is arranged for the entrepreneur.

Pairs are expected to meet regularly and it is important for the mentee to ensure that meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the mentor and that agendas are prepared and circulated beforehand. Once the work with the entrepreneur is completed, the mentor prepares a brief report which will be reviewed by the committee.

We currently have mentors from Scotia Bank, RBC, Futureworx, Kings Hants CBDC, Sipeknekatik band council, and the Municipality of East Hants.

We are always looking for new mentors who have knowledge and experience and who would like to give back to their profession and local business community.

EHCC Become A Mentee

EHCC Become a Mentor

EHCC Business Mentorship Program Agreement

EHCC Business Mentorship Program Manual_2016

Member Services

Facebook

Tag your favorite local business for a chance to win!UPDATE: Congratulations Diana Stead - you've won a $25 gift card to LilyPond Vintage, you can pick it up in store. Happy local shopping!We're midway through Small Business Week - seems like a great time for a giveaway!Tag your favourite local small business in the comments, and we'll give one random winner a $25 gift card to spend at the shop they tagged. Winner drawn at 8 a.m. Thursday, October 21st. #shopeh ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Are you an employer struggling to recruit or retain your workforce? Wondering HOW to diversify your workforce? If so, a two-part series being offered to local employers by the Nova Scotia Works Centres, in partnership with the Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration.🔹Studies solidify the fact that diversity in the workplace increases employee morale and instills a desire to be more effective and work more efficiently.#Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate #HR #Recruitment #Retention #DiversityAndInclusion #WorkforceDevelopment #EmployerEngagementAre you an employer struggling to recruit or retain your workforce? Wondering HOW to diversify your workforce? If so, join us for a two-part series being offered to local employers by our Nova Scotia Works Centres, in partnership with the Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration.🔹Studies solidify the fact that diversity in the workplace increases employee morale and instills a desire to be more effective and work more efficiently.#Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate #HR #Recruitment #Retention #DiversityAndInclusion #WorkforceDevelopment #EmployerEngagement Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce East Hants & Districts Chamber of Commerce ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
The East Hants Shop Local campaign is underway! It's not too late for businesses to participate! Here's what you do! Email shoplocaleasthants@gmail.com the following: • Your business info – logo, contact info and any social media channels to be listed on www.shopeh.ca• Include any special or a giveaway, if applicable. • Do you want to host Hope, the teddy bear? Let us know.• Request the promotional items: passports, stickers, and window clings. • Would you like to be a ballot box location? If so, let us know. • Send content – for the About the Maker section of the website. For details visit: us8.admin.mailchimp.com/reports/clickmap?id=7260169 #shopeh ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Pick up your passport at participating businesses and begin collecting those East Hants stickers for your chance to win over $1000 in prizes! #shopehOh look, it's ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN BIG.Introducing the East Hants Passport. This gameboard will be available at participating local businesses, and features a space on the back for stickers. Collect all six stickers, fill in your info, and drop your gameboard at a ballot box location. We'll enter you to win one of over $1000 worth of local gift certificates. That's our way of saying thanks for shopping local. The best news? Enter as many completed cards as you wish!For details including a list of ballot box locations, visit www.shopeh.ca/contests-deals #shopeh ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Newsletter