Getting the most out of Mentor Hotline

Mentor Hotline brings you resources, community and mentorship to guide you to success. As a Mentor Hotline member you can search for valuable and exclusive information and resources created for and by creative entrepreneurs like you, connect and meet mentors.

Find Business Information

Search and request articles and step-by-step guides to starting and building your business.

Download Tools and Templates

Download and adapt documents and spreadsheet boilerplates for your business.

Engage Supportive Community

Connect with a community of entrepreneurs and experts, join Discussion Forums, and start or join a special interest group.

Receive Mentor Guidance

Receive guidance and meet with one or more Mentor Hotline appointed specialists

Finding business information, tools and templates couldn’t be easier.

Available tools and templates include both downloadable and online items. And are accessible via links in articles. Simply search for the resource you need – say,” business plan template”. Select the most suitable article from the results and there you have it. Helpful information about business plans, business planning, links to downloadable business plan templates and other related resources.  Happy hunting.

Easily engage with a vast community and get support

An extensive help category of articles explains how to engage with online resources, community and mentors. Additionally, you may find answers in the forums. If you have a Premium Membership you may post questions in the forums or, if needed, you may contact us directly via the online support form.

Join us today and share experience with the entrepreneurs countrywide

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Getting Mentor guidance

With Premium membership comes *****30 minutes of free mentoring each month, and access to additional mentoring at a preferential rate. To connect with a mentor, simply ask a question. One or more mentors will respond to your application and you may then choose which one to use.

A mentor who can answer your question will be in touch shortly.

Mentorhotline is a network of mentors who are successful, passionate and creative like you.
Want to find a mentor near you who can help you build on your success?

Choose a plan below to get started

Mentor Hotline has a variety of plans to suit your needs and budget. Find out more about our plans.
We can also connect you with a sponsor who can subsidise your membership. Or, Enter our competition to Win a membership!

FREE

Free

R 0

  • Comprehensive initial assessment consultation
  • Weekly 30 minute one-on-one Mentor session
  • Unlimited personal email response to business challenges
  • Initial assessment consultation (phone or Skype) – challenges, strengths, areas of focus
  • Personal email response to business challenges (5 per month)
  • Response to business challenges
  • View Mentor Hotline Group Discussions
  • Access Historical discussions and feedback
  • Participate in Mentor Hotline Group Discussions (unlimited)
  • Full access to site Tools & Templates
  • Receive individual responses to Mentor Hotline questions
  • Partial access to site Tools & Templates
  • View members directory
  • View members profile
  • Access group directory
  • Access to groups
  • View site activity
  • Send Private messages
  • Add media to your profile

Gold

R 799.00 per Month.

R 799.00

  • Comprehensive initial assessment consultation
  • Weekly 30 minute one-on-one Mentor session
  • Unlimited personal email response to business challenges
  • Initial assessment consultation (phone or Skype) – challenges, strengths, areas of focus
  • Personal email response to business challenges (5 per month)
  • Response to business challenges
  • View Mentor Hotline Group Discussions
  • Access Historical discussions and feedback
  • Participate in Mentor Hotline Group Discussions (unlimited)
  • Full access to site Tools & Templates
  • Receive individual responses to Mentor Hotline questions
  • Partial access to site Tools & Templates
  • View members directory
  • View members profile
  • Access group directory
  • Access to groups
  • View site activity
  • Send Private messages
  • Add media to your profile

Diamond

R 2999.00 per Month.

R 2999.00

  • Comprehensive initial assessment consultation
  • Weekly 30 minute one-on-one Mentor session
  • Unlimited personal email response to business challenges
  • Initial assessment consultation (phone or Skype) – challenges, strengths, areas of focus
  • Personal email response to business challenges (5 per month)
  • Response to business challenges
  • View Mentor Hotline Group Discussions
  • Access Historical discussions and feedback
  • Participate in Mentor Hotline Group Discussions (unlimited)
  • Full access to site Tools & Templates
  • Receive individual responses to Mentor Hotline questions
  • Partial access to site Tools & Templates
  • View members directory
  • View members profile
  • Access group directory
  • Access to groups
  • View site activity
  • Send Private messages
  • Add media to your profile

 

FAQs

The Fetola Mentor Hotline provides entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders with personalised expert guidance, advice and wise counsel via Skype, phone, online platforms, email and face-to-face. In addition subscribers gain access to a broad range of business tools, templates and resources.

Mentor Hotline provides subscribers with personal responses from skilled, experienced and caring mentors, and also provides access to valuable, proven resources, and a community of like-minded peers. Subscribers can easily find information, tools, tips and resources, and connect with peers and mentors who really understand their business challenges. Mentor Hotline brings personalised mentor support into your own office, when and where you need it.

Yes, depending on your level of access, you can communicate with your mentors remotely (Skype, email or via our online platform), or face-to-face.

Yes, you can create or join special interest groups and discussion forums of like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners.

Our mentor pool is made up of experienced entrepreneurs and successful business leaders. Click here to meet our mentors.

Yes, we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional, well-qualified mentors. If you are a senior mentor with entrepreneurial experience and would like to be considered, please email mentor@fetola.co.za.

No, Mentor Hotline does not provide funding directly, but your mentor may be able to assist you with guidance and advice to help you find funding where appropriate.

You will receive a username and password that you can use to log in to the site. Once logged in, you are able to browse the tools and resources, post a question and join a group.

Mentor Hotline rates are available here, or for special group rates please contact mentorhotline@fetola.co.za for more info.

Everyone is welcome to join the Fetola Mentor Hotline, however it is designed to help:

  1. Owners or managers of small & medium sized enterprises, or entrepreneurs with an idea for a start-up business.
  2. Users with access to communication (email and cell phone or landline)

You can view our privacy policy here.

This is a Fetola initiative, developed out of a decade of providing unmatched small business support via our award-winning Business Development Programmes.

The Fetola Mentor Hotline is also available to Business Development Service providers and companies wishing to deploy their enterprise development grants to grow emerging businesses in their supply chain. We invite interested programme partners to contact us on mentorhotline@fetola.co.za.

In addition to personal mentor access, participants can enjoy:

  1. The Mentor Hotline peer group – a simple to use shared resource that puts entrepreneurs and SME leaders in direct contact with each other, encourages communication, provides business to business opportunities and builds a sense of community.
  2. Access to Basic Business Building Blocks including templates designed specifically for SMEs in South Africa. These templates and training manuals are specifically for local use and designed in simple, accessible user-friendly terms.
  3. Access to mentorship support to develop your business systems, including production management, simple CRM, sales reporting, time management, financial management etc.

Simply register to connect

You will have immediate access to business information, tools, templates, community, support and mentor guidance.

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