Why Mentoring?

Businesses That Have Mentors Double Their Survival Rates

The PowerUp Your Business Mentoring Program has been established to connect small business entrepreneurs with experienced business professionals to help grow their business.


For Mentees, it is an opportunity to benefit from the experience of seasoned business professionals to overcome challenges, grow their business, improve themselves and their knowledge base, and to achieve business success.

“If you ask any successful person how they got to where they are today, chances are they
would tell you about a mentor they had somewhere along the way.”  Barack Obama

For Mentors, it is an opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with business owners, ‘pay it forward’,  help to accelerate a business owner’s growth and profitability, and contribute to the success of small business in their communities.

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”   Winston Churchill

South Georgian Bay is a thriving business ecosystem experiencing significant entrepreneurial growth.  The PowerUp Your Business Mentoring Program can help business owners take their business to the next level.




For more information contact:  Centre For Business and Economic Development, 105 Hurontario Street, P.O. Box 74, Collingwood, Ontario  L9Y 3Z4

Email: info@centreforbusiness.ca / Telephone: (705) 445-8410


Proud Partners of PowerUp Your Business Mentorship Series:

  • The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre at Georgian College
  • Town of Collingwood Marketing and Business Development
  • South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre
  • Centre For Business and Economic Development