At Canning we know that running a business is a constant learning process, and it helps to have people on your side.
The Canning Business Mentoring Program is a free program on offer for Canning business owners and operators to help take their business to the next step along their business journey.
The program offers a range of mentoring opportunities for local businesses of all sizes and at all stages, from start-ups through to seasoned operators.
The 2020 program received a record number of applications from local businesses looking to build skills, adapt and grow both now and in the post COVID-19 world.
There were 49 applicants for 20 sponsored places in the program, with four places in the Curtin Ignition Program still to be selected in late July. It is the largest number of applicants in the program’s four year history.
Most programs started in May, and the program partners adjusted quickly to move their mentoring programs into the digital space.
One of the new programs piloted this year, Young Gems, received the greatest interest. It will take 12 budding entrepreneurs of all abilities or diverse backgrounds on a journey to create their own start-up, delivered in partnership with