Digital Mentor

The Digital Mentor is a Government funded program which connects you with a skilled digital business mentor to work with you one-on-one to help you go digital or use more digital processes in your business.

Why the contribution is important

Businesses have told us:"I know my business needs to go digital but I’m not sure how to best go about it. I need someone to guide me through the process and teach me."


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by smalldigbizteam on January 31, 2018 at 12:10PM

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Average rating: 4.0
Based on: 11 votes


  • Posted by kenny February 03, 2018 at 10:52

    it would be a great idea, however it needs to be someone with knowledge but also practical experience on how to run a business, how to link strategy together so would be and could be quite time consuming for a mentor. Maybe governement funded grants to get mentors interested as well
  • Posted by Jillllll February 05, 2018 at 11:30

    This will be possible through the Entrepreneurs' Programme. Important not to duplicate effort.
  • Posted by Jillllll February 05, 2018 at 11:30

    Scale if this is so small though. Perhaps too small to have a relevant affect on the economy.
  • Posted by Iain February 05, 2018 at 11:56

    I don't mind the idea - it's kind of like a midwife for digital!
  • Posted by Iain February 05, 2018 at 11:57

    Although good point about would need to be coordinated with the Entrepreneurs' Programme.
  • Posted by DebraAnders0n February 09, 2018 at 21:48

    Best idea so far BUT the mentor needs to be a professional, experienced, hands on person who has street cred.
  • Posted by S4RVs February 12, 2018 at 12:16

    Mentoring is always beneficial but can be time consuming for both parties. Online mentoring may need to commence with phone or email contact until the mentee gets used to other forms of digital interaction.

    The mentor/mentee relationship would need to be matched up effectively to gain the most benefit. Some evaluation along the way would enable modifications to occur for maximum benefit.

    Flexibility within a structure for guidance is the key.
  • Posted by Mack February 14, 2018 at 13:45

    Could be run by state governments e.g. digital mentoring program by Polaris Business and Innovation Centre with funding provided by the South Australian Government.[…]/?category=grow
  • Posted by Smalldigbizteam2 February 14, 2018 at 13:45

    Thanks everyone for your comments!
  • Posted by MargaretWright February 15, 2018 at 08:03

    Agree with the need for alignment with other programs such as the Entrepreneur's program. It would also be critical to test the program out. Many government programs are less than successful because they rollout without 'ironing out the wrinkles'. It would also be valuable to be able to rate the skills required of mentors and the satisfaction levels.
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