Working With A Mentor
At the heart of our approach are regular mentoring sessions to get you started.
Working with a mentor gives you access to a supportive, trusted friend who will help you shape your business idea and ensure you make real progress towards your ultimate goal, starting your business.
When starting a new business, it’s all too easy to get distracted by all of the things you ‘could do’, working with a mentor will help make sure you focus on the things you ‘should be doing’.
write your business plan
With your mentors help you will put together your business plan. We recommend that you use the Business Model Canvas (BMC).
You will be advised on what’s the best route for you and your business to take, with advice on the best structure ie. (sole trader, limited company, partnership, CIC), validating your proposition, discussing the customer benefits, defining your target audience, branding and marketing and why it’s so important. Importantly exploring your finances and cashflow, and talking through the resources you’re going to need to get started.
Now you’re ready
With a solid business plan in place, we’ll be by your side as you take the first steps into business ownership.
We will offer advice on the structure you should implement such as how to form your new company, choosing a bank account, putting together your marketing strategy and plan, right through to how to present your business online.
Your mentor will be there to help and guide you, plus offer advice and act as a trusted friend.