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.
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 in Britain.
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.