Be A Distance Consultant
What is a Distance Consultant?
Distance Consultants use their business experience to remotely mentor and coach entrepreneurs in the developing world using email, Skype, or telephones. We match you with a graduate from our Entrepreneurship Training Program or an existing small business owner, and you arrange your own consulting schedule.
Would I be a good Distance Consultant?
We have entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries with many different kinds of needs. Do you want to help entrepreneurs in developing economies by sharing your knowledge, experience and encouragement? Do you believe that small businesses are the heart of an economy? If you answered yes, then we can use you! We are looking for Distance Consultants that fall into any of the following categories:
- Those who have successfully started and grown a business (more than 3 of years experience).
- Professional business trainers or consultants
- Experienced venture angels or venture capitalists (you have reviewed and analyzed numerous businesses over the years)
- Professionals who hold a graduate degree in business
- Business professionals with significant responsibility and 8 or more years of experience touching on marketing, operations, human resources, finance, etc.
How much time does it take?
Just 6 hours a month could change a business person’s life. Just 6 hours a month could help someone fulfill their dreams and grow a fledgling economy. When you become a Distance Consultant, you promise to mentor an entrepreneur for 3 months. The weekly time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours. This commitment can be fulfilled via weekly emails, offline analysis, semi-weekly calls, or any other means you and your entrepreneur think would be effective.
How do I become a Distance Consultant?
Please submit the preliminary application & or contact us with any specific questions and be sure to select “Becoming A Distance Consultant”. You’ll then be contacted by a member of our team, receive a free resource, and be guided through the brief application and interview process. We work hard to determine qualified applicants and learn more about their areas of expertise so that we can make better matches. If selected and once matched to your entrepreneur client, you can build your own schedule. Our consultants pay any costs associated with the arrangement, but with digital technology like Skype, those costs can be nothing or close to nothing.
“Even though our businesses are quite different from what they‘re trying to do, business is business, so we can offer a lot of good ideas and suggestions in their upstart. I was looking for something that would energize me, and this was the perfect opportunity.” – Mark Schneider, Visiting Executive
Want to take it a step further? Learn more about becoming a visiting executive and make sure your passport is ready!