Mentoring - BFF
Boosting Female Founders Mentoring
I am excited to announce that I have been selected to provide expert mentoring to women owned and led startups, as part of the Boosting Female Founders initiative!
The Government’s Boosting Female Founders Initiative (or, “BFF”) provides women-led startups with access to grants and mentoring to help them succeed and grow.
Under BFF, eligible startups can receive up to four hours of one-on-one advice from an expert mentor.
As a mentor I have a range of skills and expertise relevant to startups – including exporting, intellectual property, marketing and raising capital.
I am proud to be part of the team of mentors that to date, have delivered over 725 hours of mentoring under BFF – with more expected to come.
The top outcomes reported by participating startups include increased confidence, expanded networks, and refined business plans.
For example, I have assisted service based businesses models where the founders were close to burn out to become online learning programs that can now be easily adapted for new client sectors and audiences. When I hear a mentor tell me that they have more clarity, more confidence and the ability to grow and scale their business from the impacts we have on their business it is a wonderful moment and for many the long term mentoring relationship begins with me.
I encourage all female founders and entrepreneurs to check out the Australian Resource Directory for Women Entrepreneurs. This Directory complements BFF and contains a collection of relevant programs, funding sources, networks, mentors and tools to support women entrepreneurs.
If we are matched, it will be absolute honour to spend 4 hours with you and to help you your business journey.
Book your mentor session with me
Manage your own bookings and pick a time that suits you from my available times:
Every mentor engagement starts with a lets connect session and then once we know we are right for each other you can choose a time that suits you for your 60 minute mentor sessions.
Meet me, set our goals and set our session times
Sessions are via zoom and must be booked weekly or fortnightly
Rachael said this about our sessions:
Mia Maze has an incredible range of expertise, and a superb communication style for sharing her knowledge. We engaged with Mia as a mentor through the Boosting Female Founders program, and her insights were invaluable in a pivotal stage of our expansion. I can personally recommend Mia as an advisor for other businesses in a steep growth trajectory, who want to maintain their core culture and quality controls.
Mia Maze is a highly skilled, generous, warm, and truly empathetic business coach with a huge range of resources to offer her clients. Since Mia came on the scene, the marketing side of my business has blossomed and is now producing fruit. Mia’s coaching has extended to assisting me on a personal level with confidence issues and presentation skills.
As a result of Mia’s input, my business is now on track to be a successful trader in the Bega Valley and beyond. More importantly, I am feeling strong and clear about what I am offering. I now know how to engage with clients so that they want to purchase my services.
Thank you Mia, you are a change-maker and I am very grateful to have crossed paths with you in this lifetime.
Mia Maze has been instrumental in our businesses success. She genuinely listens and cares deeply for local business and industries. Mia has mentored us and connected us to business mentors, to help us navigate a solid practical business plan, identify our weaknesses, recognise and solve our business problems. She has helped us to nail our problems before we scale our business. Without Mia’s amazing capacity to be able to listen, understand and problem solve on the spot, we believe our business would not have mentally nor financially recovered from the recent bushfires and Covid-19. We are forever grateful to Mia.
Mia can do anything! Seriously, she makes things happen! Her passion is business and helping local businesses succeed. She genuinely cares and goes above and beyond to connect the right people and achieve great things! Mia has a strong business background and an extensive network due to her bubbly and enthusiastic personality. Mia has helped my business grow. Coordinating the delivery of excellent courses, Mia has offered great advice and connections which have opened up new opportunities. Managing the BVIH, Mia is the glue that brings local businesses together to encourage and support each other.
I met Mia on the iAccelerate Entrepreneurs’ Program at Bega Valley Innovation Hub. The program helped build critical business knowledge, but it was Mia who went above and beyond to support us. She tailored the course to meet our needs, and arranged mentoring and practical activities. Thanks to Mia I have been introduced to new ideas and opportunities, and connected with other business owners and potential clients. She is fantastic at connecting people and businesses. Mia ensured business owners stayed in touch post-course, giving us a support base during the bushfires and COVID. I’m forever grateful.
Mia deservedly became the Manager of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub, this is where I got to see Mia in full swing. Mia is a powerhouse of organisational and in particular pro-business skills. Mia has guided 13 businesses through an entrepreneurship program. Mia ensured all business owners were well informed/up to date and that the program delivered excellence. Most of all Mia was available to us emotionally, mentally and physically. A true leader shows courage and compassion and this is Mia.