Whether you're starting up, taking your business to the next level or just need a sounding board, an enterprise mentor can offer you the support and guidance you need to develop your business.
Independent, trained mentors can provide unbiased, friendly support in areas such as international trade, sustainability and marketing - as well as in financial matters.
Mentoring has helped thousands of businesses reach their specific goals:
Source: BVM report
Companies across the UK have pledged people and time to help mentor small and medium-sized enterprises.
At Lloyds Bank we've pledged 20,000 hours of our time and more trained volunteers than any other organisation*. We also have an exceptional breadth of mentors from across the company - from senior management to specialist finance departments.
An enterprise mentor normally has extensive business experience or is knowledgeable in a particular business area, such as finance or marketing. A mentor will act as a trusted confidant over a flexible period of time.
If you are thinking of finding an enterprise mentor, you should be clear on what you can expect from them.
Your mentor will:
Your mentor will not:
Mentorsme is recognised as a national portal that can put you in touch with quality-assured, independent mentoring organisations across the UK.
Whatever your business needs, your mentor's main goal is to build a lasting, trusted relationship in order to help you start, run or grow your business successfully.
Find out more at mentorsme
*Correct as of 09/10/2013
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