We provide a free mentoring service to ensure start-ups or those looking to begin working for themselves have access to the support and advice which gives them the best chance of prospering.

Starting your own business can be lonely and we can help by answering your questions or simply if you need to talk to someone.

Our highly rated New Business Training Programmes provide you with invaluable information on all aspects of business but this is only just the start. We find that those starting their own business need continuing help.

We will give you business mentoring on how to produce your business plan and provide you with a model on how to put your forecasts together. However, we will not write it for you. It is our experience that if you cannot produce your own business plan, then you will struggle to have a successful business. We will, of course, review your business plan and recommend changes so that you have a better chance of obtaining finance.

Both before and in the first few months of running your business, we are here to help you. We find that so many people starting their own business need somebody to talk to or bounce ideas off. It may just be a query that can be dealt with on the telephone or you may want to sit down and have a one to one with one of our advisors. Either way, we want to support you. In a nutshell, we are here to listen, advise and act as your mentor.

We also recognise that you may need specialist help. If so, we can introduce you to sources of finance, accountants, solicitors, web designers, etc.