Mentoring and Networking

A number of member based organisations and associations exist to support businesses, both locally and nationally. Support may be available in a number of forms, including financial assistance and advice services. There may also be specific initiatives to help with starting up, managing or growing a business.

Business organisations 

Enterprise South
Enterprise South help people whatever stage they are at in business, it doesn’t matter if you are pre start, a young business or a well established one. They have a variety of services to support you on your journey.

Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small businesses. FSB provides a wide range of business services to its members.

Fleet BID 

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business led and funded partnership working to implement projects that benefit an area and its businesses. The vision for the Fleet Business Improvement District is to create a vibrant town we can all be proud of, where businesses prosper, our communities thrive and visitors choose to shop and do business.

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce 
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce represents businesses of all sizes and sectors from across the County of Hampshire and beyond, delivering business related products and services, events, training, business information and advice, to help your business to grow and prosper.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Surrey Chambers offers members a variety of benefits including, saving money, an annual networking programme of over 90 events, and representation on policy changes at local, regional, national and European government level.

Mentoring

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.

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.

Life Coach Directory offers information about how coaching can help, finding a coach, as well as articles, news, and events.