As a business leader, you appreciate hard work, sacrifice, long hours and dedication that starting a business requires. Everything is on the line: your income, your time, and often your sanity. Even though you took risks, you can look back with satisfaction on where you are today. You also probably had help along the way. Are you ready to help others do the same?
Mentors International is proud to work with companies from all over the globe who partner with us to make a quantifiable and permanent difference in the lives of those we serve.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or call 801.676.7776.
Lifts and builds your team.
Mentors supporters Clate Mask and Scott Martineau, co-founders of the Phoenix-based corporation, Infusionsoft, and authors of Conquering the Chaos, see “giving back to the community” as “an essential key to a successful business because it not only lifts morale and builds capability among the team, but it also clears people’s minds allowing them to make better decisions.”
Improves employee retention.
Another Mentors Corporate Sponsor David Stirling, CEO of doTERRA a nearly $1 billion essential oils firm, believes retention is improved and is another factor that binds independent distributors to the organization.
Creates “returns” for the corporation.
Mentors supporter Danny Gunnell, founder and CEO of Liberty Pioneer Energy Source, believes that his company benefits in numerous ways from their partnership with the microloan program. “We partnered with Mentors to open up a new microloan foundation in the impoverished country of Honduras. Our work there has enhanced our brand, strengthened the bond with our investors, heightened customer loyalty, boosted our company’s
image, and helped distinguish us from the competition.”
Host a “Mentors Insight Meeting” or “Business Breakfast.”
Host a breakfast or luncheon where we will give a 30-minute presentation on Mentors International. We’ll tell the Mentors story and discuss ways others can participate.
Participate in a Corporate Expedition.
Take 5+ employees and visit one of the countries we work in to meet clients that Mentors assists.
Offer your employees a payroll deduction that contributes to Mentors International and funds micro entrepreneurs. Often companies will match employee contributions. Extend an offer for any employee making a donation to be entered into a drawing for a free Mentors Insight Expedition.
We hold many successful galas and other events each year and have various levels of sponsorship and ways you may become involved.
Become a Mentors Corporate Sponsor.
Levels vary and fundraising can be customized to fit your company needs.
Nine years ago, Julio Ceaser Valesquez Lopez of Gautemala didn’t have a stable job and struggled to feed his family of ten on their monthly income of $100. Every day, Julio looked for a steady job, but couldn’t find one. His family found shelter in a house made of corn stalks tied together for walls.
Then he discovered Mentors and secured his first loan of $100. With business training, he diversified his crops and rented more land. His first crops were successful, and he repaid the loan with interest. He secured a second loan, and now–flash forward 9 years–Julio leases 400 acres and sells his crops of beans, corn, and more to a food co-op that sells to the U.S.
Julio is grateful to Mentors, and in a way, he is just like you–he is the entrepreneur of his village. He has sacrificed, saved and built a business just like you. Julio now has a brick house, employs over 22 people, and is a shining light of hope to others in Guatemala.