What is Mentoring?

“Mentoring is about support and encouraging people to manage and maximise their own potential. Skills, performance and to become the person they aspire to be.” courtesy of Eric Parsole. The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring. Mentoring Benefits.

What is Coaching?

Although closely related to Mentoring. Coaching is a more goal and action oriented, reflective process. To enable clients to achieve success with their goals, targets and ambitions. Discover more about mentoring and coaching.

Mentoring Benefits for Small Business

Sounding Board

Business Mentors can be a great to use as a sounding board for business problems. Ideas that you often cannot vent to your partners, employees or advisers.

Improved Skills

Unlike consultants and advisers. Business mentors are not only interested in your business venture, but are also interested in help you develop and learn the necessary improved skills to take you and your business forward towards your goals.


Business Mentors tend to have been around a while and have a vast network of connections. That they will often put you in touch with to help you develop your personal and business goals.


Business Mentors can assist you to look at problems from a view point or perspective that you have perhaps not considered or that you would not have thought of on your own.

Added Confidence

Knowing that you have a credible mentor to turn to can give you added confidence when facing difficult business situations.

Business Strategies

In addition to simply giving advice and helping improve your personal business skills, business mentors can prepare you with a library of methods and business strategies that you can pull from throughout your career as a business owner

Long Lasting Relationship

Although some mentor-mentee relationships are short-lived. If you hit it off with your mentor, you can foster a long-lasting relationship that can help you grow long term.


Possibly the biggest benefit of having a mentor is having someone you can ask questions of and get advice from.

Mentoring Benefits for Small Business

To quote two of our clients on the benefits of mentoring. “the mentoring process has made me a lot more positive and given me a great deal of confidence.” & “A straight talking sounding board for my business ideas and development plans.“.

Mentoring Benefits for Small Business
  • A regular face to face session generally in your home or workplace
  • Plenty of phone, email and chat support, throughout your coaching and mentoring programme.
  • The opportunity to grow yourself and your business with tailored support – Solutions not problems focused.
  • Motivational.
  • Bringing added value to individuals and business.
  • Creates improvement in individuals to achieve their goals and performance.
  • Improves ownership and responsibility for both individuals and business.
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