How do I become a Protégé?

A business interested in being a protégé should submit an application and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Certified County-based small business or a Certified County-based Minority Business Enterprise
  • Designate a senior-level officer as a company representative committed to a 24-month agreement with a Mentor
  • Be willing to enter into a Team Agreement and Business Plan with Mentor in order to assess the most critical areas to concentrate on for success and to identify enhancement opportunities for growth and development
  • Have a positive attitude and be receptive to information exchange with the assigned Mentor

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