A FREE service for business owners, by business owners.

Running your own business is an emotional rollercoaster which only people who have experienced it can understand. It can be very hard to talk about the stress and anxiety, or indeed about the excitement, when so few seem to really understand. As a result we can feel quite lonely.

Our mentors are all business owners. They have shared the same journey and they do understand, and they are prepared to give their time as volunteers to share their experiences and in so doing help you to understand better.

We will listen to you, be interested in you, and try to help you to see things differently.

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“My mentor is a great sounding board. he has the experience of what it is like to run a successful business. if you don’t have any other options to bounce ideas off then why not give it a try?”

What is mentoring?

A mentor is someone who has travelled the same journey and is able to share experiences. 

A good mentor values the client and creates an environment of trust and confidentiality so that the client feels comfortable talking with honesty and openness about their business without the fear of being judged. 

A good mentor is comfortable sharing their mistakes and failures more so than their successes, because they know that their greatest learning has come from their failures.

There is no ‘us and them’ in mentoring….we are all in it together, and we stand as equals. Our mentors often express how much they learn from their clients and that helps them in their own business.

How it works

Apply online by clicking the “I'd like to try it” button. You will be linked to a member of our team who will contact you to arrange a session. Sessions are about 90 minutes, they are free, confidential, and you can use the service as often as you need to.

Mentors are not advisors. We will never tell you what to do. We act as a sounding board and this helps you work out your own solutions. Many of our clients come with one issue, but often mentoring uncovers other deeper issues which need resolving first. After your first session you will be asked to fill in a simple online evaluation form which helps us to improve the service.

If you are not comfortable with your mentor you can to request a different mentor. This is quite a personal service and not everyone gels first time.

By clicking “I'd like to try it” you are making no commitment, except to better understand your own business journey.

Meetings are informal, held in confidence, and you will not be judged. What’s not to like?  We sincerely hope that one day you too will offer your time to become a mentor so you can help others by sharing your own experiences.

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“My mentor helped me to look forward, something i haven’t been doing. i came out with inspiration for ways to go forward in the future and i learnt how to be grateful for what i have in front of me.”