Increase your skill & understanding to make your business thrive

Small Business Mentoring

Dedicated to the success of small businesses Australia wide, we understand the challenges they face. With years of experience working in, working with and mentoring small businesses, our goal is to share our knowledge and help move your business forward.

Our mentoring service does not just provide you with a generic solution, we listen and learn in order to understand whats best for your business. We can help you solve your current problems and also plan for the future and success.

Project Mentors is a subsiduary of Equal Bytes and offers Advice, Mentoring, Coaching and Training.

Mentoring is about increasing your skill and understanding

If all the successful business owners and elite athletes understand the many benefits of Mentoring or a Coach, why is it that most business owners struggle by themselves?

The truth is all of us require help and assistance, instruction and guidance as we journey towards success. Particularly as we go through the process of developing and implementing new (to us) business skills.

Would-be successful business owners need assistance from others who have an intimate knowledge of how business works. Many small business owners try to get that information from business books and classes. While these can be helpful on their own, they are more helpful alongside business mentoring. In a business mentoring relationship, a seasoned business owner meets with a new or potential business owner one-on-one to give advice and boost morale.

How our mentoring services work

How the Mentoring works

For the mentor, the first step is to understand your business: What your business needs, the culture and current issues. 

This is on-line or face-to-face. Following that conversation, we will put forward a plan to assist you and to help increase your knowledge.

We have been providing mentoring services to some organisations for many months, whilst some just need a helping hand for a while. 

After each session we will also provide you with a short Meeting Summary to help keep you on track and outline the Actions that need to be taken.


Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities you can offer employees. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of a trusted and experienced mentor can provide a mentee with a broad range of personal and professional benefits, which ultimately lead to improved performance in the workplace.

Some key benefits of business mentoring include:

·       Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking

·       Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses

·       Guidance on professional development and advancement

·       Increased visibility and recognition within the company

·       The opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge

Common Themes


Businesses that are thriving in the current COVID-19 environment and/or have a culture of adopting to and taking advantages of new challenges. 

They may face issues relating to access to markets, entering into new markets, developing innovative products, obtaining business finance etc.

Business as usual

Businesses that are largely unaffected. The issues for these businesses will be how to come out stronger once the pandemic has eased and how to adopt to take advantage of the post-COVID-19 environment.


Businesses that need to hibernate in order to survive e.g. reduce costs, maintain a minimal viable business.

These businesses face many issues which can include maintaining their customer bases, reducing costs, Maintaining staff and creating an environment that encourages staff commitment and wellbeing.


Businesses that have decided to sell. They need to ensure their business still has value and is relevant in the post-COVID environment.


Businesses that plan to close down part or entire operations. The issues they face involve how to exit their business whist maximising their financial position.