Help for SMEs

Many SMEs see value in a business mentor since –

  • Using a mentor on an ad hoc basis is preferable to taking on a non executive director
  • An independent and objective mentor may be more impartial than an established advisor , such as a consultant or accountant, whose advice may be influenced by fee generation
  • S/he can undertake a specific project which the SME has neither the time nor the in-house skills to do – and at a cost which is not prohibitive
  • They can have their company and business reviewed by an independent and objective outsider.
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For every assignment, we give the SME 90 minutes of our time, free of charge. This gives you a chance to meet up with your chosen mentor and decide whether s/he meets your requirements and is the right person to undertake the assignment. After that initial meeting, it’s entirely your choice whether to walk away or retain your mentor.

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If you want to retain your mentor, then you decide on the nature and type of the work to be carried out by your mentor. S/he will charge you but at modest hourly rates which will be agreed at the outset: if you prefer, we can work to a budget. We want you to view your mentor as entirely trustworthy and not influenced by any factor other than what is best for you and your business.

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You are entitled to terminate the arrangement with your mentor whenever you want: please note, so is your mentor.

Your mentor will give you a signed Non Disclosure (Confidentiality) Agreement which you can view here. We operate to a Code of Ethics which you can view here. We will ask you for a testimonial.

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