Tamara Matama is the founder of Matama LLC, a personal finance consulting firm, and has been an EforAll mentor since 2019. She heard about EforAll through a colleague who thought its focus on mentorship and entrepreneurship was a great match with Tamata.  She is a two-time EforAll Lowell mentor.


What made you want to become a mentor?

I enjoy sharing my knowledge as well as learning about the diverse businesses in my community. 


Can you give us some examples of the kinds of startups you have mentored with us?

I have primarily mentored non-profit organization start-ups. They have operated in the areas of cultural education and community resources.


Is there a specific mentoring experience that you are most proud of?

I am proud of one non-profit mentee who I helped establish additional revenue streams. It is fulfilling to know that my advice will ensure the nonprofit can continue its mission.


What is your favorite part of being an EforAll mentor?

I enjoy getting to meet one on one with the entrepreneurs. During this time, we always come up with creative ideas to grow the business.  


What advice would you have for entrepreneurs?

The journey may seem lonely but remember there is a community ready to support and help you grow. Remember to enjoy the journey.


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