Since day one, EforAll South Coast has had Kori Cox as a mentor. She’s the co-owner of Mediumstudio, providing print and web design services for over 20 years.  She’s also the board president of a nonprofit organization that helps youth engage, unite, and activate the community through hip-hop culture and mentorship to become transformative leaders. 

How did you hear about EforAll?
It came across my radar screen when EforAll was researching where their 2nd location would be. I attended an info session at the Dartmouth Grange, and I knew immediately, as an entrepreneur, that the South Coast needed this resource. I was asked to host a community meetup in my studio space and invite people from my networks. The very first EforAll SoCo Executive Director was in the room that evening, and the rest is history ; )

 What made you want to become a mentor?
I knew the moment that I learned EforAll was a thing that I wanted to be involved in some way. I understood how invaluable it would have been to me if EforAll had existed when we were building our business 20 years ago, and I wanted it to be a resource in our community.

Can you give us some examples of the kinds of startups you have mentored with us?
Food, Wellness & Self-Care, Music School, Dance School, Handmade products, to name a few. 

What is your favorite part of being an EforAll mentor?
I like being part of a team. I like hanging out with entrepreneurs. I’m fascinated by all the different business ideas. And I’m a real cheerleader – I get to do that a lot as an EforAll mentor.

What do you think makes EforAll special?
The community. And that it’s free to participate. Eliminating cost as a barrier is powerful.

What advice would you have for entrepreneurs?
Get good at risk analysis, pivoting, strategic planning, and team building.
Spend time with other entrepreneurs – this can look a lot of different ways, but make it a priority.  Never stop learning, and don’t forget to pay yourself.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Learn more here.