Mentoring allows people to grow and improve themselves. Goals are so much more attainable with mentorship and will leave a lasting impact in your local business community. In 2020, SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs. In celebration of National Mentor Month, Certified SCORE Mentor Suzanne McGrath will share insights into mentorship, best practices for working with and becoming a mentor, as well as discuss the challenges and successes she and mentee, Stephan Beauchene, work through together. You'll hear about: Who needs a mentor and specifically how they can be helpful in starting or growing your business How to find the right mentor for you Utilizing SCORE’s extensive, nationwide network of business experts to assist you in navigating different aspects of your business How experienced business people can become involved in mentoring others through SCORE How SCORE mentorship plays out in the real world of starting and growing a business (as illustrated by our client case study) Presenter: Suzanne McGrath, SCORE Certified Mentor With over 15 years’ experience as a retailer, restaurant owner, and event developer, Suzanne helps clients who are running or thinking of starting a retail business, restaurant, or other food or beverage-related business (cafes, caterers, etc.). She provides guidance on concept development, the start-up process, marketing, and operations, as well as defining and solving business problems. Prior experience as a lawyer also enables Suzanne to assist with avoiding and addressing legal issues. Presenter: Stephan Beauchesne - Founding Partner and CEO at Pop-up Patisserie and Pop-up Poutine Stephan Beauchesne is the Founding partner and CEO at Pop-up Patisserie and Pop-up Poutine. A French-Canadian, Stephan has been making cream puffs, gougeres and eclairs semi-professionally since he took a baking course at L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda in 2002. Besides making pastries for various events, he also had a booth at the Kensington farmers markets in 2008-2009. Always looking to improve, Stephan took advanced pastry courses in La Rochelle, France in June 2019. The focus was on the latest eclair and cream puffs techniques, as wells developing new pastries.