Mentoring for Growth Program - Queensland


The Office of Small Business delivers the Mentoring for Growth programs to businesses to grow, address commercial challenges and become investment ready.  Mentoring for Growth matches business needs with industry experience.  The Office of Small Business partners with regional centres, commercialisation and technology partner organisations and business and industry stakeholders to provide access to the program.

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) panels are delivered with the support of business experts and professionals from the private sector. The program assists eligible small businesses by providing access to a panel of business mentors who can help address commercial challenges.

Challenges facing businesses may include business strategy, management and governance, technology and intellectual property, market and export expansion and investment readiness.

The owners, directors and managers of innovative Queensland enterprises discuss key business growth issues with the mentoring panel who provide ideas and suggestions drawn from business knowledge, broad experience and specific expertise. One or two key challenges for each business are addressed during structured, panel meetings. There is no fee to access this program.

M4G panels are held across the State.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

  • An established business with a current ABN and registered for GST.
  • Be experiencing strong growth and/or have clearly defined growth opportunities.
  • Have Queensland headquarters or significant Queensland operations.
  • Be innovative with competitive opportunities in local and/or international markets.


Additional information

This Department has a network of regional Queensland and overseas contacts which are used to:

  • promote opportunities; and
  • attract offshore investment.

Administering agency

Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games

Office of Small Business

Contact details

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Office of Small Business

Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games

Operating address: Level 8
63 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: PO BOX 15168
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
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