At the recent annual conference of the Association of Business Mentors – http://www.associationofbusinessmentors.org/ – , Chris Dowling won the Association’s award as their ‘most committed member for 2106 – 2017’.     Chris, who is the Association’s...
Your business mentor…..your critical friend

Your business mentor…..your critical friend

A business mentor will help and support you with your business. However, a mentor also works as a ‘CRITICAL FRIEND’, pointing out what is wrong and may not work, but also what will work and will deliver positive results. Whatever  the criticism or praise, a mentor is...
Every business needs a Business Plan, or does it?

Every business needs a Business Plan, or does it?

A business plan can be the corporate plan: 1” thick and 1,000’s of complex words and clauses which is signed and counter-signed by the directors and subject to shareholder approval –  OR it can be on one side of an A4 size sheet and filed in the bottom drawer!...
The Business Mentor – your ‘sounding board’

The Business Mentor – your ‘sounding board’

The value of a business mentor comes in different ways – experience, re-assurance, knowledge, contacts and a ‘sounding board’ for your ideas. A mentor is always an ally for you and your business with a constructive approach. We are currently working with a number of...
Start and Grow – helping start-ups flourish

Start and Grow – helping start-ups flourish

So you’ve got a great idea for a new business, but not sure what to do next? Start & Grow is here to help you. The Start & Grow programme is backed and funded by the government to help business start-ups get up and running. If you’re a pre start-up or have...
Self-employment – the first steps!

Self-employment – the first steps!

Your questions answered Starting a new business and working for yourself is very tempting and exciting for many people. To pursue your dreams and be your own boss has many advantages, for example: having independence, making your own decisions and the sense of...