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Small Business Mentors

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Small Business Coaching and mentoring

Find A Small Business Mentor

A small business mentor is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs mentors plan, manage and grow their small businesses.

Every year, thousands of new small businesses are born. And with every new small business, there’s a new entrepreneur who is taking on the challenge of making their business a success!

For many entrepreneurs, the journey can be a lonely one. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of people out there who are willing to help and support you on your quest for success.

Small business mentors can help you make educated and considered steps in the management of your business. If you are ready to tap into the expertise of successful women mentors, Ruffle Mentoring can help you get started.

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Browse Our Small Business Mentor Directory

Finding A Mentor Has Never Been Easier

There are a number of ways to find a mentor. You can attend business events and seminars, to join entrepreneur groups and meet-ups. However, this can be difficult to fit into a busy work schedule. It can also be difficult to find someone who is a perfect match for your business.

Ruffle Mentoring offers an easier way to connect with the right mentor for you and your business. As a growing online platform, we have a wide range of small business mentors on our platform, all of whom have different areas of expertise.

No matter what stage your business is at, or what industry you’re in, you can find the right mentor for your needs. Whether you’re a new business or a seasoned entrepreneur looking to scale, our small business mentors can help educate and connect you with the right resources. Browse our directory today!

From $149

Hayley 

Mayer

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“I did not choose my trajectory, it chose me. I was a young first-time Mom when I had a stillbirth. This was a turning point in my life. Not only did I lose my baby, I lost my dreams, my identity, my confidence. I was at the precipice of going down the rabbit hole of despair when I realised that it would not rewind the past. What I learned is that we suffer more in our imagination than we do in reality.

It showed me how our happiness really does depend on the quality of our thoughts.

I learned that we cannot change anything outside of ourselves yet we can change the way we choose to respond to them. It taught me that none of us get out of life unscathed and that resilience is a learned skill.

It taught me to live wholeheartedly. You can too.”

Counsellor
Founder
Life Coach
Speaker
Trainer

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From $89

Michelle 

Springett

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“My life’s experiences have been wide and varied and the learnings have been deep and downright uncomfortable! Writing a book about my cheating (first) husband gave me huge insight into relationships.

Since then, I’ve re-invented myself (a few times) over the decades – Admin Extraordinaire (organisational skills), Graphic Designer (creative), Funeral Director (empathy and understanding), and now Expressive Art Therapist – which I believe takes a piece of all my life’s experiences into one tool that can benefit so many!

So I definitely know about pivoting and starting over.

I know we are all great women doing the best that we can and I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey in life!”

Art Therapist
Funeral Director
Graphic Designer

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From $179

Anne 

Wicking

5
Rated 5 out of 5

A CEO for 16 years, as well as experience including Board and Consulting, Mentor Anne Wicking, has navigated her career path by harnessing her lived experience.

With many years in both corporate and the Not For Profit sector, Anne has worked across a range of industries such as mental health, education, and employment.

Combining her experience and business acumen, Anne has strengthened and built extensive networks in both her personal and business environments.

“The fascination with what happens when conversations don’t hit the mark and the impact it has on each of us has led me to explore the neuroscience behind how conversations influence our brain.”

Anne now spends her time here at Ruffle supporting women like you to lean into your authentic leadership, find your path to healthy conversations and be the CEO of your own life.  Known for her open and encouraging mentoring style, Anne looks forward to helping you action your aspirations.

Author
Board Advisor
CEO
Podcaster
Speaker

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From $89

Eileen 

Stewart

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“Resilience could be my second name!  My daughters’ were 7 & 11 when suddenly I became a sole parent and provider. With no family in Australia, very little money and a whole friendship group change, it was either going to be sink, or swim – I swam!”

I still consciously choose to be in charge of my own future, and to be a healthy role model for my daughters and women overall.

If you are considering, or going through change – I’m your change specialist!”

Whether you need to: 

  • Explore the process of personal or organisational change
  • Develop a plan or
  • Gain awareness of the negative thoughts that hold you back

Eileen’s professional skills as a counsellor will help you make positive changes in your career or life!

Counsellor
Life Coach
NLP Practitioner
Trainer
Tutor

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From $149

Michelle 

Scheibner

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Tedx speaker, Michelle Scheibner uses a combination of tools from Neuroscience and Narrative Storytelling, where her Hybrid Identity Strategy will help you become a truly influential leader.

Whether you need to identify your purpose, develop your unique brand voice, or attract “best fit” opportunities for greater reward, this will be a game-changer for how you stand out in a very crowded marketplace.

“For many years I have leveraged the intersections of my varied professional identities to bring a unique perspective to personal brand identity.

When you learn the magic inside your hybridity, you will attract fresh inspiring possibilities.”

Executive Coach
Personal Brand Strategist
Speaker

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From $69

Heidi 

Luchterhand

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“How many times do you wish someone could come into your business and “sort out your staff?”

OR wish you could just talk to someone who knew and understood your situation first hand – and could give you advice on how best to deal with your team?

Leadership is massive, right? And dealing with our team and getting them in the right flow is the most difficult thing for many business owners – me included years ago!

As a salon owner, I understand how we creatives are a special breed – in a good way!  But I want to help you firstly; not let the crap get to you, and secondly;  get positive results in your decision-making and your team.

I am confident and insightful and I know how to help you take control of difficult situations and people. My own creative team has been with me for 6 years (and counting) which as you know is a long time in a creative industry.

People are often not bad at all, and I approach each mentoring session with genuine care, respect and without judgement. So if you’re a small – medium business, I can help you. I know what you go through!

Book a Half-Hour of Power call with me – I’ll help you get your situation sorted and your business running smoothly again – you’ll be so glad you did!

Can’t wait to chat!

Business Owner
Hairstylist
Human Resources Mgr
Investor

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From $149

Karyn 

Lynch

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“It was the success of my first business that literally pushed me into the limelight.

Although I was fiercely goal-oriented at the time, becoming a speaker and coach was totally unplanned, but I gave it my all and learned to go with the flow and say yes to the requests.

I learned to accept what life offered me and take action on the business ideas that woke me in the night. Some worked, some didn’t, and even though they’ve led me down a hugely varied and exciting entrepreneurial path.

Each business I have founded has had one thing in common – they empower people – and Ruffle is no exception.

I want Ruffle to help you find the confidence to stand strong as a woman, earn a great income, and feel proud of yourself in your business knowing you’re on the right path.

Because for me, this is where true freedom is.”

Are you a start-up or an established business needing to get clear on your vision? Or maybe you need sound business strategy around your marketing, pricing, sales, or profit? 

Then Karyn is the mentor for you.

Coach
Founder
Hairstylist
Professional Speaker
Business Strategist

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From $89

Julie 

Gabrielson

5
Rated 5 out of 5

“If I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that life will bring us what we need, not what we want! And I’m here to help you clear your clutter and help you organise your office and your day, so you can think clearly and find things easily. It reduces the overwhelm!

Like all of us I’ve had challenges, yet I wouldn’t change any of it. It’s got me to where I am today and I have used these as opportunities to grow and find more of me. How cool is that? 

A health crisis (a couple of dances with cancer), relationship heartbreak… I have learned not to make decisions from fear and to always, always face it head-on from my heart, not my mind.

I am passionate about inner freedom – gaining awareness about beliefs, behaviours, and triggers that keep us trapped and hinder us from finding our best self.

So, I’m all about helping you to clear your internal and external clutter by getting you super-organised – easily!”

If you’re ready to get out of overwhelm and into organised – Julie is the mentor for you.

COO
Founder
Life Coach
PA

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From $179

Amanda 

Gore

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Voted in the Top 50 Keynote Speakers 2022, Amanda Gore is up there with the likes of Brené Brown, Mel Robbins, and Lisa Nichols – to name a few.  But this world-renowned hall-of-fame speaker explains that getting down to business isn’t all about targets, goals, marketing, and optimising click-throughs.

The heart and profit centre of every business is about how people think, and consequently, feel about themselves; and how they make others feel. I help you find and change the limiting stories you are telling yourself and that in turn transforms your life and business – massively! We are not our stories, but our stories run our lives! Including how we present ourselves in all situations.”

Amanda knows that from personal (and challenging) experiences! Our stories determine how we feel – about personal or business relationships and inform every part of our decision to invest with a company or individual. Amanda’s experienced mentoring offers an abundance of use-it-now tools to create deep, lasting changes in relationships at every level – with yourself, family, customers, colleagues, staff, or your audience.

Amanda leaves you feeling more confident, good about yourself, and believing in yourself most importantly – which means you will be more energised, enthusiastic, and re-engaged!

Coach
NLP Practitioner
Professional Speaker

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From $179

Tracy 

Stanley

5
Rated 5 out of 5

With multi-national experience and expertise in organisational change and employee engagement, Tracy is a Social Scientist, published author, and speaker.

Having worked throughout the Asia Pacific and Europe in senior management roles, Tracy’s curiosity in understanding what engages us at work, prompted her Ph.D. research and desire to help others create an engaging life.

Having assisted many individuals and organisations to introduce positive change, Tracy’s open and encouraging manner will help you take the next steps you need in realising your ambitions, whether they exist within or outside of an organisation, including essential elements to engaging your team.

Tracy enjoys sharing her knowledge to help you identify and communicate your unique value.

“Often all that is needed to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be, is the right strategy and a generous dollop of encouragement!”

Author
Business Strategist
Executive Coach
Podcaster
Social Scientist
Speaker

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From $119

Sarah-Jane 

Peterschlingmann

5
Rated 5 out of 5

Sarah-Jane is the sole owner and director of ATech, an international award-winning technology company providing cloud hosting and web development to large corporations, government and software companies.

Juggling single motherhood and career, Sarah-Jane has grown her company from zero to a thriving profitable business with million-dollar revenues, ATech’s high caliber clientele includes Virgin Australia, Seqwater, The Cook Islands, The South Australian Government, Public Safety Business Agency, Brisbane City Council, and Telstra.

As an industry speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and leadership in male dominated industries, Sarah-Jane has built extensive commercial networks and established a solid reputation.

Super-skilled at uncovering insights in your business, Sarah-Jane is passionate about empowering women like you to find the best within yourself by working with her key strategies of Focus, Belief, Education & Dedication.

Angel Investor
Commercial Valuer
Founder
Managing Director
Web Developer
Business Strategist

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One-on-one Small Business Mentorships

Changing How You Grow

The mentors at Ruffle Mentoring want to help women make their business dreams and goals a reality.  Our mentors will provide personalised support, whether you’re looking for guidance on how best to manage your time or just want some friendly advice about what it takes be an entrepreneur in this new era of work!

Online Mentoring For Your Small Business

Coaching for Small Business

Improving a business while managing the day-to-day is a common challenge for many small business owners. The drive and motivation you had at the beginning of your new venture can begin to wane as you delve deeper into the operations of your business.

All too often this can leave you discouraged and deflated. But, you are not alone! Our Ruffle Mentors are here to support you on your journey to launch, grow and maintain a successful small business!

By taking advantage of our small business coaching, you will have access to the advice and experience of some of the top minds in entrepreneurship. Our coaches can help you develop a plan to overcome any challenges you are currently facing and provide support as you work to achieve your long-term business goals.

Expertise & Practical "Know-How"

Our small business coaches come from a variety of backgrounds and industries. This means that they have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with you!

Ruffle Mentors provides you with the opportunity to connect with a mentor and coach who can help you achieve success in your specific industry. You will be able to get tailored advice and tips that are designed to help you grow your business.

If you’re feeling lost or stuck in your small business journey, our coaches can help you get back on track.

Sounding Board For New Ideas

We often become blind to the potential problems and roadblocks that can arise when we come up with new ideas to market our business. 

By talking through your ideas with someone who has an outside perspective you will be able to gain valuable insights that can help you to avoid any potential pitfalls.

A small business coach can act as a sounding board for your new ideas, providing you with feedback and suggestions that can help to make your plans more effective.

Proven & Qualified Advice

A small business mentor has been where you are and has seen the success you wish to achieve. 

This means that they have the experience and qualifications to provide you with the advice that you need to grow and achieve your business goals. 

The mentors on our platform have a wealth of experience in a variety of industries, so you can be sure to find someone who is well-equipped to help you achieve success in your field.

Optimise Your Business Strategy

One of the main benefits of working with a small business coach is that you will be able to get an outsider’s perspective on your business. This can be invaluable when it comes to developing and fine-tuning your business strategy.

A mentor will be able to help you identify any areas where your business could be improved and give you advice on how to make the changes that will lead to success. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to optimising your business strategy, our coaches can help!

If you’re feeling stuck on how to take your business forward, our coaches can help! At Ruffle Mentoring, we have a team of experienced entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping women achieve their business goals. Our mentors are experienced in a range of industries, including small business coaching, that can help you to take your business to the next level.

Support From Experienced Mentors

Marketing Coach

Gain fresh insight and get the most out of your marketing

Life
Coach

Achieve your goals and gain greater fulfillment

Finance Mentor

Gain empowerment and take control of your finances

Growth Mentor

Begin your journey to greater personal development

Leadership Mentor

Helping you realise your leadership potential

Small Business Mentors For Women

Unleash your business’
full potential

What is better than passionate, forward-thinking women working to make your business highly successful?  Having worked in senior positions in large corporations, our mentors have a lot of experience and knowledge to share!

The women on our platform are successful entrepreneurs, directors, business owners and more. They can help you to develop a plan to overcome any challenges you are facing and provide support as you work to achieve your long-term business goals.

You can meet with our mentors via email, video, phone or online chat. This gives you the flexibility to connect with them from anywhere in the world, at a time that suits you! So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today to unleash your business’ full potential!

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