"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." -African proverb
Volunteering as a Launch NOLA mentor means you are joining a supportive ecosystem of diverse volunteers who are all committed to helping urban entrepreneurs succeed. Whether you're a small business owner yourself, a seasoned professional, you're retired, a college student or simplu have a sincere commitment for helping small businesses or volunteering, there is a place for you as Launch NOLA volunteer.
As a Launch NOLA volunteer you can:
+Share your success and expertise through mentoring
+Lead workshops and seminars
+Provide online or telephone mentoring directly from your home or office
+Become certified to lead our Co-Starters course
+Serve in another capacity at Launch NOLA (Marketing, IT, administration, finance, fundraising, HR, etc.)
+Have flexibility with your volunteering time
Benefits of Volunteering:
+As a Launch NOLA volunteer, you:
+Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to the success of others
+Share great experience with other volunteers
+Provide leadership in the business community
+Gain recognition and respect as a business mentor
+Grow professionally and personally
+Participate in lifelong learning
+Make new friends
Launch NOLA (www.LaunchNOLA.org) is an initiative of St. Roch CDC (www.StRochCDC.org) that provides business training, support, & affordable resources for urban entrepreneurs, empowering them to create sustainable, successful business in New Orleans. Success of this initiative is dependent on three factors: the entrepreneur, him or herself, some basic understanding of running a business (check out http://costarters.co) and a supportive ecosystem of people surrounding our graduates. This includes mentors as well as those who can provide technical assistance, continuing education opportunities, networking, encouragement, marketing advice, social media training, IT assistance, graphic design, financial reviews, accounting assistance and so much more.
We need each other to succeed in life. A key component to the success of the Launch NOLA initiative is a supportive, collaborative ecosystem built with and around our participants. You are gifted in unique ways. Your expertise, experiences, successes and failures are are valuable assets that can greatly benefit others. Please consider how you might contribute to the success of an urban entrepreneur and sign up below.