Effective coaching and mentoring for entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups (The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015: Policies for Self-employment and Entrepreneurship)

This chapter defines coaching and mentoring and discusses the benefits of these supports for entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups. It describes the various policy approaches that can be used to offer coaching and mentoring support to entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups and provide examples. It also contains discussion on key considerations for designing and delivering effective coaching and mentoring support to entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups. The chapter includes a number of policy recommendations.
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