The Mentoring for Growth (M4G) program is a free initiative managed in partnership between the Queensland Government and the private sector to assist small businesses in rapid growth or with high growth potential achieve their commercial capability by surrounding them with experienced business mentors.

Who are the mentors? How can they help my business?

The program aims to match you with an experienced business mentor who can best help with the specific challenges or opportunities facing your business. For this reason, the M4G online application takes approx. 15-20 minutes to complete and mentors are then drawn from a Queensland-wide pool of more than 600 active and registered mentors. Keep in mind that all mentors, regardless of which one you are allocated to have expertise and experience in coaching and developing businesses.

What does the M4G program include?

The M4G program includes:

  • Mentoring for Growth
  • Mentoring for Investment
  • Mentoring for Pitch
  • Mentoring for Export
  • Mentoring for Recovery
  • Mentor Chats

Who can apply?

If you wish to apply, your business must have headquarters in Queensland, registered for GST with have an active ABN, have a business plan in place, commenced operations and a specific business opportunity or challenge to discuss.

What can I do if my business is not operating yet?

If your business is currently not operating, we have put together an App Concept Canvas template to help you get started on your idea. Alternatively, if you are just getting starting on your business altogether, head to their website for useful tools and information like a business plan template and financial plan template. These business planning tools, together business readiness quiz will provide you with a personalised action plan of information and resources to help you start and run your business.

M4G program details

How do I register?

To register your interest, head to this website or email the M4G team at for more information. Hurry, applications close soon!

The above information was supplied by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.