Free local mentoring support from experienced business owners.
If there’s one thing you can be sure of when running your own business it is this; challenges are awaiting around every corner.
Cash flow issues, growing pains, employment regulations, competitive marketplaces, adverse economic conditions and many more, running a business is certainly not for the faint hearted.
Are you are a new or existing Harrow based business owner, and think you would benefit from (free!) constructive feedback, professional advice and an independent outside perspective of an experienced business mentor to help you overcome specific challenges and get your business back on track?
You are in the right place!
Looking for a mentor?
Mentoring Harrow is one of our signature projects, which we have been running on behalf of the London Borough of Harrow and the Greater London Authority, and which offers new and existing Harrow-based business owners the opportunity to work with an experienced and trained business mentor – for FREE!
Our mission is to recruit and train a pool of (40) experienced business owners to become mentors, to then match them with (up to 140) local entrepreneurs who need support to start, grow and sustain their businesses.
The programme has been a great success and we’re delighted to be contributing to a range of underlying objectives of the local authorities such as the promotion of self-employment, creation of local employment and developing economic growth of the Borough.
Participants also benefit from free access to the Mentoring Harrow Club, which in addition to the 1:1 mentoring support offers a host of free resources such as face-to-face business-building workshops, peer-to-peer group meetings and a helpline.
Get a Mentor
Working through your business challenges with an experienced business mentor can be a very fruitful experience, leaving you feeling energised, empowered and equipped to overcome any difficulties entrepreneurship throws in your way.
If you are interested in free business mentoring support, register your interest today!
To find out more about the mentoring sessions and your eligibility, please read the frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page.
Looking for a mentor?
Become a Mentor
Providing mentoring support to a less experienced and knowledgeable business owner can be a truly rewarding experience, not just leaving you feeling that you’ve made a difference but often giving you a fresh perspective on things yourself.
If you have any questions regarding the project, please get in touch.
If you are interested in volunteering some of your time to provide business mentoring support, register your interest today!
Want to become a mentor?
If you are or were running a business and would like to volunteer some of your time to mentor a Harrow based business then we would like to hear from you.
Frequently Asked Questions for Mentees
Who ‘s eligible for the free mentoring support?
Start-ups and existing businesses that have been trading for less than 5 years, and which are based in the London Borough of Harrow. Places are also limited to 140.
Who are the mentors?
All of our mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, who have been running their own businesses successfully.
Where do mentoring sessions take place?
Preferably mentoring sessions take place face-to-face, however they can also be conducted through Skype, telephone or email, or a combination of these.
How many free mentoring sessions will I get?
The standard minimum entitlement is six hours worth of mentoring sessions over an agreed period of time.