Ideas in Partnership Ltd works with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce to deliver the Business Mentoring Programme which is fully funded by Scottish Enterprise, and is delivered through the local chamber networks in Scotland. There is no cost to businesses that participate.
If you want your business to grow in size, who better to help and guide you than someone who has already made that journey and has grown a successful business themselves? Mentors are experienced businessmen and women who have a wealth of experience and are more than willing to share that with you. An experienced mentor can help you boost profitability and productivity, enter new markets, launch new products and improve customer service. Business mentors understand how difficult it can be to run a business, and how lonely you can sometimes feel. Mentors can help you stand back from your business and look at the “big picture”, identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. They can offer helpful advice, caution against potential pitfalls and build your confidence in your own abilities.
Mentors will meet up with you to work on specific objectives and activities, but just as importantly, will also be only a phone call away to lend support, or when you just need someone outside the company to talk things through with. And don’t forget that mentors almost always have a great network of contacts, friends and colleagues built up over their working careers that can often open doors for you and help you to grow the business. Mentors can work with you and your business on a one-to-one basis or as part of a group, where eight or 10 companies resolve common issues, sharing knowledge and resources under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Whichever route you use, you’ll definitely benefit from the support and experience of a successful business person.
More information can also be found at www.scottishbusinessmentoring.co.uk