SBC Mentor ME

Participant Portal

Welcome to the SBC Mentor ME Participant Portal

Your one-stop spot for all the information and resources you need to support your MWSBE-certification journey

Please bookmark this page for ease of access as you complete the Mentor Me program. We will use this space to post valuable contacts, program requirements, links to resources, etc.

If there is any further information you would like posted to this page, please let us know.

Join tonight’s Mentor Me Session

Marlon Smith

Marlon Smith

SBC Team Lead

Felice Hightower-Britt

Felice Hightower-Britt

SBC Mentor ME Facilitator

Elyshia Brookes

Elyshia Brookes

SBC Mentor ME Business Development Coach

Demond Raybon

Demond Raybon

SBC Mentor ME Business Development Coach

2021 SBC Mentor ME Participants List

Program Session Notes

The 6-Week Mentor ME program provides special educational and promotional opportunities as well as facilitated online sessions.

All online sessions will be held online, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.


Dates for each interaction are listed below, along with relevant information and a recording of completed online sessions.

Topic: Introductory Session

Facilitators; SBC Mentor ME Team


  1. Register and attend the Business Certification Summit on Feb 25th
  2. Check out the MWSBE Certification Requirements and other resources on the SBC website
  3. Complete the HUB Statewide Uniform Certification Application
  4. Send emails to your 2 Mentor Me business coaches

Online event, from 1:00pm – 4:45pm

Link to be forwarded upon registration

Topic: Doing Business with Mecklenberg County

Passcode i0A0?#Nh

Guest: Mark Stewart – County Business Concierge



Set up individual coaching sessions with Mark via email:


Topic: PPP Money, EIDL Grants… What To Do? 

Guest:  David Worrell, Partner/CFO of Fuse Financial Partners, LLC

Featuring a promotional update of the Mentor ME Program by Felice Hightower Britt beginning at 29:10  


Topic: Capability Statement

Passcode: AV3J=?0N

Guests: Jamila Davis and Malaya Abed

Presentation with Sample Capability Statements 


Set up individual coaching session with

Jamila –


Malaya –

Topic: Doing Business with the NCDoT

Guest:  Elizabeth Cruz


Set up individual coaching session with Elizabeth Cruz –



Topic: The Impact of the Mentor ME Program


Felice Hightower-Britt, Mentor ME Director

Monica Hayes, Mentor ME Participant 

Live broadcast begins at 1:00 PM (est)

Click here to join:


Topic: Roundtable Mastermind Session


Facilitated by: Felice, Elyshia, Demond

Facilitated discussion celebrating successes & brainstorming solutions to challenges


Each person shares 2 commitments to compete by next group zoom



Topic: Funding Sources

Guest: Fred Atiemo, Lending Program Manager – Mecklenburg County


Set up individual funding coaching session with Fred –

Topic: Program Wrap-Up and Debrief

Facilitated by: Felice, Elyshia, Demond

Facilitated discussion of participants’ experience with the Mentor ME program


Complete and submit SBC Mentor ME Post-Survey.