DEC Network’s Mentorship Program

The DEC’s Mentorship Program is a free initiative offered by The DEC Network. We connect entrepreneurs with seasoned business leaders and subject matter experts to help them develop strategy and navigate the challenges of business.


The DEC Network’s Mentorship Program is a free platform for connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners with seasoned business leaders and subject matter experts to help them develop strategy and navigate the challenges of business. 

Are you…
A seasoned business leader with experience navigating challenges? Are you willing to share your expertise through strategic and tactical advice?
An entrepreneur or small business owner seeking guidance, development and support? Are you open to feedback and willing to work hard toward growing your business through this crisis and beyond?

Join now to get connected!


Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Apprenticeship
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training
  • Employee Development
  • Retention

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development


  • Online Courses and Videos (Specialty)
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Health Care Training

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends (Specialty)
  • Pitch Events
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Emily Duecker