While learning by doing is one approach to running a business, there will always be times when you need to lean on the advice of others…

Whether you have one go-to mentor or different people that you can speak to about specific subjects, taking advice from those that have been where you are will give your business the best chance of growth.

Mentorsme is the place to find the perfect mentor for you. The free site provides access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations. The easy-to-use search engine allows you to refine your search, for example to mentors in the South East who can provide advice on growing a business. You can then filter the results by county to find mentors in Buckinghamshire.

For social enterprises

Social Enterprise Mentoring gives experienced business leaders the opportunity to use their skills to support social entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and help create the jobs of tomorrow.

The programme is free of charge and aims to find the perfect match based on your needs. The kind of support on offer includes:

  • Business planning skills and financial projections
  • Leadership skills: How to communicate organisational vision
  • Advice on how to recruit and manage employees
  • Time management and opportunity management
  • PR and marketing advice
  • Constructive feedback and help setting goals