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Small Business Mentor

We were tired of unethical marketing practices and agencies taking advantage of small businesses. We  educate, provide access, and vet agencies so you don't have to.

Small Business Mentor
Small Business Mentor
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We're Changing How Small Businesses Grow

Our approach rests on a foundation of education and accessibility. We strive to produce content that provides all the resources you need to grow your business. Additionally, if you need more help, we vet agencies and refer you to those that are ethical, transparent, and produce amazing results.

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Have an idea? Great. Now it’s time to put it on paper and create a plan. Potential energy is dangerous, it can become something great or fizzle into nothing. What is your first move? Do you have a name? Who is your target market? Do you need funding? Let’s get this party started.


Congratulations, you’ve made your first dollar. Tape it to the wall like the burger joint did down the street and let’s get to work. You’re going to need to apply for a business license, figure out expenses, get people in the door, and build a website.


You’ve got it all figured out. The rent is paid, that uncle you owe money is finally off your back, and you have a steady stream of income. But you wouldn’t have started a business in the first place if you were content with the way things were. It’s time to advertise, market, increase your ROI, and scale.

The Best Business Resources

We don't just talk-the-talk. We put in the work to make sure you're taken care of and have the best most up-to-date resources online.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Small Business Mentor?

Small Business Mentor is a platform dedicated to making sure anyone who start, grow, or manage their own business has the education nd resources to do so.

How Do You Vet Agencies?

We have an extensive process that involves interviewing the agency, learning about their contracts and what they offer, as well as their history of success. You can learn more here.

What Kind of Work Do You Evaluate?

We evaluate everything from social media management to public relations. No two agencies are the same and some have different specialties than others. If you're looking for a service that we haven't provided resources on - let us know!

How do I advertise my agency?

We'd love to speak with you. You can apply on our agency page. Tell us your story and we will reach out if we need more information or would like to speak with you.

How do I know if I need an agency?

Great question and we love that you're asking. Head over to our Blog where we give an in-depth look at a lot of the services that will help you be successful. If you don't think you can do them on your own, an agency may be a good option for you.

What Businesses Say

"Small Business Mentor put on a workshop about how to be successful with social media. We got rave reviews and will definitely have them back." 
“They helped us develop an entrepreneurship camp for high school students. The students love it and it's been a huge success. Thanks SBM!"
“Most marketing agencies are designed to make you work with them forever. They taught us how to do it on our own and we're on the first page of Google.”