Business mentoring

If you have a gap in your knowledge or experience, then mentoring could work very well for you. For example, you may have a great idea for a business but need a bit of guidance to turn it into a successful venture.

There are schemes available locally and nationally putting businesses in touch with mentors who can support their business growth.

Hart Business Support Service

In 2018 Hart District Council signed a 3 year partnership with Enterprise South which will provide free business support to businesses across the district. This programme is aimed at supporting start-up and SMEs by offering free business mentoring, start-up checklists and, in partnership with Virgin Start-up, guidance for applying for funding. For more information please visit the service webpage.


Mentorsme is Britain’s first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services. The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location.


Pro-actions help SME owner managers to get clear on what they want from their businesses and then make it happen. Pro-actions offer both business coaching and support using 1-to-1 meetings and events.


MentorNet is a business mentoring scheme for Hampshire and has been designed to support the owners of small and medium sized businesses, to develop the skills and knowledge they need to help their businesses survive, grow and prosper. Volunteer Business Mentors are drawn from experienced members of the business community.

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