Kathleen Register is the associate director for the IGNITE 360 Business Mentoring Program at weVENTURE at Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. The program facilitates mentor relationships between businesses and qualified local professionals, and provides a great deal of mentorship directly to predominantly female business owners.
weVENTURE builds confidence and elevates businesses to better achieve sustainable growth. Last year, program clients saw an average of 40 percent revenue growth and created more than 100 jobs locally. The program is all about relationship building and learning about the client’s business, and weVENTURE works together with each client to identify specific needs. Register has a team of local mentors and facilitators, individuals ready to assist in her clients’ journeys to sustainable growth.
Register serves as a mentor for college students who work in the IGNITE program. “weVENTURE is privileged to be part of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, so I enlist the support of Florida Institute of Technology’s MBA students, ”she said. “I’m constantly learning from them and believe we provide a great opportunity to learn about the business world in a real-life setting.”
weVENTURE follows up with clients after completion of the program and often finds they have hired additional employees and their sales have increased since graduating. Register added, “The best part is when I have a client who now completely understands his or her financial structure.” Clients leave the IGNITE 360 business program with confidence to run their own businesses, how to plan and knowing how important it is to have a strategy to support continued growth.
“No two clients are the same, and I meet some amazing people,” Register said.
weVENTURE at Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901