Enterprising Catholics

Start-up mentoring for Catholics






Connecting aspiring and early-stage Catholic entrepreneurs with advice and mentoring

Enterprising Catholics


We offer a voluntary advice/mentoring scheme for all Catholics considering or creating an enterprise (whether a business, professional firm, social enterprise, or a charity).

Our mission


To encourage and support Catholics to do good (for themselves/stakeholders/the Church/society) by turning their passions into successful (not-)for-profit enterprises.

Our offer

Are you?


  1. Catholic? 
  2. Considering - or in the early years of - founding a new enterprise?(enterprise = a business /professional firm /social enterprise /charity)


Would you like to?


  1. be introduced to Catholics who have founded successful enterprises, and 
  2. receive either:
    • one-off guidance from these leading entrepreneurs, or
    • more sustained mentoring from them?

Entrepreneurship and Mentoring 

Serving others

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”

1 Peter

- 4:10

Productive work

“Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.”

Titus

- 3:14

Gaining insight

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.”

Proverbs

- 4:7

Overview of Enterprising Catholics

An advice/mentoring scheme for Catholics who are setting up for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

What?


  • A voluntary advice/mentoring scheme for all Catholics interested in (co-)founding an enterprise (a business, professional firm, social enterprise, or a charity).  


Why?


  • To encourage and support Catholics to do good (for themselves/stakeholders/the Church/society) by turning their passions into successful (not-)for-profit enterprises.  


Who do we connect?


  1. Catholic mentees contemplating entrepreneurship or who are in the early stages of (co-)founding their (not-)for-profit enterprise, with
  2. Catholic mentors who have ‘been there and done that’ and want to help.


How?


  1. A mentor and mentee are matched and then introduced by email.
  2. They then have - while Covid-19 persists - a one-off ‘Zoom-type’ one-to-one call (30-60 mins) whereby the mentor listens and offers guidance.  
  3. If both parties are interested in developing a mentor/mentee relationship, they are encouraged to do so - e.g. one call (30-60 mins) per month for 6 months.

Volunteering 

as a Mentor


  • Are you:
    1. Catholic? 
    2. a (co-)founder of an enterprise? (enterprise = a business, firm, social enterprise, or charity)
  • Are you happy to share your expertise with aspiring and early-stage Catholic entrepreneurs?
  • Our mentors are based in several countries, and have expertise in a variety of sectors. We are always grateful for additional mentors, whatever your sector or location.

as a Supporter


  • Do you have ideas about how you could help the Enterprising Catholics scheme grow?
  • You can help us by putting this poster up on your parish or community noticeboard.