lcbn

Mentorship
program

Business owners and experienced professionals in BC are welcome to volunteer as mentors. Volunteer mentors are able to provide sound advice and resources to their mentees, riding on the support of LCBN team to reach their mentoring goals.

Become a LCBN member and get your first mentoring session!

As a mentee, one can gain practical advice, learn from experience of others, increase social and career confidence, develop valuable skills and develop strategies to deal with business and career challenges.

lcbn mentorships benefits

Mentoring is a critical component of business success

In fact, research shows that 70% of small businesses with owners who receive mentoring survive for five years or more. That’s why as an organization, we’re committed to providing every LCBN member with a mentor and, ultimately, a better chance at success.

CRITERIA FOR MENTORS

5 years experience operating your own business or in management position.

The willingness to communicate, empathize and inspire trust.

In the past 10 years, has led the creation and launch of a significant service or product and succeeded in rallying support and resources to sustain the initiatives.

Ability to commit to work 10 hours monthly for a quarter, with a matched mentee.

BENEFITs

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Rosa Maria Delgado

Financial Planner

CANADA

Tell us something about you:

Rosa has been in Canada since 1999, and previous to her current business as an Insurance and Mutual Fund agent, had a successful career in Corporate Finance in the Tech Industry.

Rosa’s mission is to teach new Canadians the ABCs of personal finances and help them implement a financial plan to achieve their goals. Rosa truly believes all new Canadians from Latin America and elsewhere have the skills, knowledge, and dedication to succeed professionally in Canada. Rosa’s job is to guide them to make the most of their finances, following the premise: “It does not matter how much you make, but how much you keep”

Testimony about your experience at LBCN:

LCBN was a great platform to launch my business. When I first decided to turn my part-time business into my new mission and long-term career path, I started attending LCBN’s monthly breakfasts. These networking events were paramount in helping me meet other professional members in the Latin community and create a brand for myself.

I would highly recommend you become part of LCBN to fast-start your business, and become part of the Latin-American business community.

Andrea Welling

Regional Director, BC

CANADA

Tell us something about you:

Helping entrepreneurs connect with valuable resources in the entrepreneurship community is one of my passions. In addition, I strongly believe in the power of mentorship to support new ventures to be able to build confidence to go to their next level. For existing businesses struggling to scale, mentorship provides another invaluable perspective and a way to broaden the entrepreneur’s skillset.

For more information about Futurpreneur Canada or to learn more about entrepreneurship, please contact Andrea at awelling@futurpreneur.ca.

Testimony about your experience at LBCN:

As a guest speaker with LBCN, I felt supported to create a presentation around pivoting your business that would directly speak to the entrepreneurial mindset which I feel is a key aspect of being a successful business owner. LBCN was very professional in creating a colorful advertisement for the event and I was so pleased to share this through my network. The event itself was well attended and participants felt comfortable to share and ask questions which made the experience interactive and engaging. LBCN staff were organized, efficient and friendly and I felt look after every step of the way.

Manuel Banales

Entrepreneur

México

Tell us something about you:

I was born and raised in Mexico, where I studied law in Guadalajara, Jalisco. This permitted me to become aware of the fact that business relationships are what makes up most of organized society. My passion is to create businesses catered to the current demand of society. However, my biggest passion is to create healthy and diverse businesses by always maintaining the customer as my number one priority.

Testimony about your experience at LBCN:

Being an active member of LCBN has permitted me to have access to a large data base of other entrepreneurs and a vast amount of companies which each specialize in different mercantile niches. This has enabled our company (Western Canada Education Services) to become well-known amongst the Latin community in Canada. This, in effect, has given us the opportunity to position ourselves effectively in Latin America.