*New* Social Good Business: Online Mentor Matching Platform Democratizes Business Mentorship

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Business owners in previously unrepresented industries now have access to tailored business guidance with Kindred's 'oDesk-style' mentorship platform.

Kindred's vision is to grow small, independent businesses globally, in order to help contribute to ending world poverty.

New online startup Kindred Global Mentorship is creating a platform that matches business owners to experts in their industry for tailored, personalized guidance. Unlike other mentorship programs out there, this one is open to anyone who wants to create a free profile as a mentee or a mentor. Like oDesk or Elance, Kindred makes it easy to post a profile and find the right person for guidance, or to mentor. Mentees pay for mentorship sessions and there are a variety of pricing options.

Why do people need mentorship? As one wise person recently said, “running a fencing business requires a totally different skill set to building fences.”

Kindred turns the traditional mentorship model on its head, recognizing that those who can help most are still actively working, in touch with marketing trends and strategies. They are not retired and rich, but are just ahead of the mentees enough to offer relevant advice. In fact, Kindred incentivises mentors to register by helping grow their reputations further with mentees' star ratings and feedback.

One of the most unique aspects of this new venture is its social good component. Kindred’s vision is to grow small, independent businesses globally, in order to help contribute to ending world poverty. Charities in developing countries receive 15% of Kindred’s pre-tax profit in order to assist independent businesses there.

Crowdfunding is starting soon in advance of launching the platform in June.

Visit http://www.kindredmentor.com

Founder & Director Michelle Dixon is an entrepreneur who has a content strategy and website creation business, Success In Words. Based in Sydney, she grew up in America, has a PhD in politics, and is certified in hypnosis and life coaching, a second part time business. She is also a mother of three committed to showing by example that running a profitable business and contributing to the social good can go hand and hand.

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