Stanford Social Innovation Review: Six Ways to Support Small and Growing Businesses in Emerging Markets

Jan 2, 2019

Mentorship can be helpful, but different mentorship structures achieve different outcomes. Available evidence suggests that mentorship can help entrepreneurs change their practices and accelerate business growth. But not all mentorship programs are alike, and different types of mentors can affect entrepreneurs differently. A study in Uganda found that a program with international mentors made entrepreneurs more likely to significantly “pivot” their overall business strategy. (The study was the randomised control trial on Grow Movement)

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