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...
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...
Why Use a Business Mentor?

Why Use a Business Mentor?

Sue interviews Kerrie Dorman, Founder & Chair of The Association of Business Mentors and Chris Dowling, Business Mentor in Uckfield, East Sussex. Kerrie Dorman Chris Dowling   What size of businesses typically ask for mentoring and why? Kerrie – mainly...