Since 1995 over 100 small businesses have participated
in the Port’s Mentor-Protégé program.

Since 1995 over 100 small businesses have participated
in the Port’s Mentor-Protégé program.

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The Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) strives to produce a broad base of high quality, competitive and profitable companies through incremental improvement.

The three-year program pairs each participating small business with two mentors who work with the small business to develop a strategic plan specific to the needs of the small business and overcome obstacles the firm is facing. The Port facilitates monthly team meetings and provides a wide array of free technical assistance during the firm’s participation in the program.

CRITERIA TO QUALIFY

  • Must be COBID certified
  • Must be in continuous operation for at least 3 years
  • Must be current on all taxes 
  • Must be current on all licenses (if applicable)
  • Must not be ineligible or debarred from public works by BOLI
  • Must not be under litigation 
  • Must be willing to attend one class a month and one meeting a month

TYPICAL SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
  • Estimating
  • Proposal Writing
  • Software
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Safety

The Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) strives to produce a broad base of high quality, competitive and profitable companies through incremental improvement.

The three-year program pairs each participating small business with two mentors who work with the small business to develop a strategic plan specific to the needs of the small business and overcome obstacles the firm is facing. The Port facilitates monthly team meetings and provides a wide array of free technical assistance during the firm’s participation in the program.

CRITERIA TO QUALIFY

  • Must be COBID certified
  • Must be in continuous operation for at least 3 years
  • Must be current on all taxes 
  • Must be current on all licenses (if applicable)
  • Must not be ineligible or debarred from public works by BOLI
  • Must not be under litigation 
  • Must be willing to attend one class a month and one meeting a month

TYPICAL SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
  • Estimating
  • Proposal Writing
  • Software
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Safety