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Q: How do I become a mentor on the bidx platform?
A: Do you have experience with business plans, finance, marketing, management or with doing business in Africa, Asia or Latin America? There are many entrepreneurs here ​that need your advice for their business planning​, finance or ​marketing activities. You can register as a mentor on the bidx platform by following these steps:
​1) ​Register with the START HERE button above.
​2) ​Set your mentor preferences.
​3) ​Search the members for business plans.
​4) Check out & join our national portals​ and business plan competitions​.
Q: How do entrepreneurs connect with mentors?
A: Both entrepreneurs and mentors can initiate to connect with each other. For entrepreneurs there is a [Request mentoring] button visible in the profile of mentors. For mentors there is an [Offer mentoring] button visible in the business summary. Mentors also have a “Recommended businesses” section in their mentor dashboard. We advise entrepreneurs and mentors to only connect if the mentor has the expertise and interests a business needs.
Q: How do I find a business to mentor?
A: The system will find business plans that match the information you entered in your mentoring profile. You will find these matches in your mentor dashboard: go to ‘Dashboards’ in the top menu, then click on ‘Mentor’. Under “Find a business to mentor”, you will find the matching businesses listed. You can view the entrepreneur profile and the business summary by clicking on the name of the entrepreneur or business. If you are interested in coaching this entrepreneur, you can click on the button “offer mentoring” in your mentor dashboard. If the entrepreneur accepts your offer, you will gain full access to the plan, including all supporting documents. Entrepreneurs can also take the initiative themselves and send you a mentoring request.
Q: How do I respond to a mentoring request?
A: When an entrepreneur wants your help to improve his business plan, he or she can send you an offer for mentoring. You will receive a notification of such a request in your e-mail. If you accept the request, you will gain access to the full business plan, including all supporting documents.

You can find your mentoring request in your mentor dashboard: go to ‘Dashboards’ in the top menu, then click on ‘Mentor’. You will find the request under “Respond to a mentoring request”. You can click on the name of the coach who is offering to be your mentor, in order to view his/her profile and mentor profile. You can either accept or reject the request from your Mentor Dashboard.

Q: Who can see my member- and mentor profile?
A: Visitors that are not yet a member of your portal are only able to view the name, location and summary of your member profile. Members of your portal are able to view all information in the member profile. Administrators of your portal always have full access of all details in your profile, including all documents.

Your mentor profile is visible to all visitors and members of your portal.