Government Contracting Mentor-Protégé Programs

This guide explains how to find and select a good mentor and become a protégé to another business when pursuing government contracting opportunities. It also outlines the qualifications for several federal agency mentor-protégé programs.

MentorLearn what you need to become a mentor or protégé and how to apply to the mentoring programs sponsored by various organizations. Sections of this guide include:

  • Why Consider Mentor-Protégé Programs?

  • Requirements for Becoming a Protégé

  • Dos and Don’ts of Finding a Mentor

  • Attributes of a Great Protégé

  • A Mentoring Success Story

  • Mentoring Resources

  • Worksheet: Steps to Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Protégé

  • Glossary of Key Terms 

Want to try this in your business? Connect with a SCORE mentor online or in your community today! 

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