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Whether you are thinking about starting a business in Wiltshire or you are already successfully trading, we would strongly advise you to consider finding a business mentor.

Even the most succesful business people recognise that they do not know everything and that an impartial outside perspective can be invaluable. Unlike working for a company, as an entrepreneur, you do not have a boss to turn to or to ask for a second opinion. A good mentor will learn about you, your business, your strengths and weaknesses. This combined with their own wisdom and experience, will provide you with an ongoing support mechanism.

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We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

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If you would like some free friendly advice from a trusted local partner, please complete the form.

There will not be any pressure nor will you be under any obligation to buy paid services.

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Recommended Mentor

Chris Dowling

Starting and growing your own business is an exciting time of opportunity and aspiration, but it can also be daunting as you get to grips with your business plan and strategy.

Recommended mentor

The first few weeks and months are vital in ensuring that you give your business the best possible start. And once it’s up and running, it’s important to ensure that you keep your plan and strategy under constant review so that your business benefits from new ideas and thinking.

Whether it’s working out how to put together your business plan, fund your business venture, plan your finances, employ staff, or create a realistic sales and marketing strategy, there are a huge number of aspects to think about to ensure that your business has a successful long term future.

With many years of business experience (I have more than 35 years’ experience running a family business!), professional business mentors* can provide you with support to help you get to grips with all aspects of starting, running and growing your business.

As a professional business mentor, I will work with you and your business to provide all the support and guidance you need. I will listen to you at all times to understand the opportunities and challenges that you face, and help you find solutions to make the best possible decisions for your business. Acting as a ‘sounding board’ for your thoughts and ideas, I will also use my business experience to help you take a step-back from the day-to-day running of your business to give you time to assess your current plans and look ahead to the future.

A professional business mentor is an invaluable resource for businesses of all shapes and sizes, so stick with one and they will help you to grow from a start-up to an established business. Get in touch with me today to find out how I can help you and your business achieve your goals and aspirations!

Chris Dowling
Professional Business Mentor & Adviser
Association of Business Mentors
Phone – 01825 701332
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*Professional business mentors are accredited by the Association of Business Mentors

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Wiltshire Mentors

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Mentors sought from local companies to help young people achieve brighter futures.
Fast Mentor
Enterprise Mentor Support I have worked with over 200 businesses in recent years. A marketing consultant who works with mentors and businesses in the UK. Hands-on experience; built a national marketing business in the UK which became the biggest of its type in the country. Corporate and overseas experience; worked in the USA with Xerox where I sold $6m of digital equipment. I am a natural active listener and motivator. ‘We realised a need for startup businesses or established businesses to access a mentor quickly and easily to chat through plans, hurdles, gather information and a sounding board to support and mentor the business forward. I can also refer business owners to the IOEE Volunteer Enterprise Mentor programme. Start a conversation or Book an initial chat.
Business Mentoring Services Ltd
Running your own business can be a stressful and lonely experience, and doesnt leave much time to think or plan - even successful entrepreneurs dont always feel in control. A mentor helps you to work out how to run your business more effectively to achieve the results you want. You are a business owner up against obstacles to growth. Youre working very hard yet at times it seems almost impossible to make any progress. You may feel overwhelmed by the decisions you need to make, and lack confidence to change your strategy and go for growth. We can help! We offer a comprehensive range of services for business owners.
Business Mentors South West
Our core ethos is to help people who are endeavouring to set up and develop smaller enterprises and in doing so help communities develop with thriving small businesses in their midst providing increased job opportunities and in turn assisting the wider economy. Volunteer mentors are arranged to spend time with business owners who are seeking to start, grow and improve their enterprises. This service is provided at no charge to the person mentored. The service is intended to help people with their enterprise creating self sufficiency, pride and value to them and their communities. It is given by volunteers with no agenda other than providing mentoring help and assistance to others to achieve their ambitions.
Business West
So you’ve got your business idea and you know that it’s viable, now you need finance to get started, but what steps do you need to take? There’s a lot to consider, but the good news is you don’t have to go it alone!
CSW Enterprise
The CSW Enterprise Mentoring programme aims to raise the aspirations of students, motivate them and improve their employability skills. Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. Mentoring is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect.
Gemma Went
You know what I love? Entrepreneurs and small business owners with big dreams. You’re my crowd. But creating, running and growing a business isn’t easy. It can be a bit scrappy, a bit messy, a bit uncomfortable. No matter what level you’re at – startup, growth or scale – there are new challenges and new blocks to overcome. I’m here to help with that. I’ve been where you are. I get it.
Mentor-net offers business support for small businesses through mentoring across the South of England. It is a confidential business support service provided by the not-for-profit Mentor-net programme and volunteer Business Mentors, who are drawn from experienced members of the business community and the professions.
Wiltshire Business Mentoring Scheme
The Wiltshire Business Mentoring Scheme is a non-profit association of professional business mentors working with business owners and start ups across the county. The Scheme provides 3 sessions of business mentoring, each of c1.5 hrs (total c4.5 hrs) within a 3 month period. There is a registration fee of £50. The open market value of this service is £540. On completion of the 3 mentoring sessions, the business owner and the mentor are free to end the relationship or to negotiate their own Terms and Conditions for a private business mentoring relationship. There is a rigourous recruitment process for mentors, who abide by the Schemes Code of Practice.
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Whether it is in our business or personal lives we all face decisions and issues that can be difficult and challenging; sometimes these seem insurmountable. Time to engage a powerful partner! Choosing to work with a coach or mentor can help you make those decisions effectively, create appropriate strategies and implement the most effective tactics.