A BUSINESS MENTORING SERVICE has been set up by a group of East Riding business people.
Capability Mentors aims to help those who are thinking of employing themselves for the first time or who are trying to grow a small existing company in East Yorkshire.
Capability Mentors is based in Beverley and operates on a voluntary basis. Applicants are assigned a business mentor who provides a listening ear, experienced confidential and impartial advice and support for the early stages of a business journey. Typically mentoring would last between 12 and 24 months.
Clients can either apply direct via the Capability Mentors website or are referred by the several organisations working to encourage business growth and start-ups in the region.
Local MP Graham Stuart has offered his support to the scheme:
“We cannot underestimate the benefit that ‘shop floor’ advice from experienced entrepreneurs’ will bring to fledgling businesses across the region. I am pleased to offer my support to this worthwhile scheme and encourage people with business ideas to make contact with the programme.”
The service is free, but new clients are asked to donate £50 towards the costs of the scheme. You can find out more about it at the Capability Mentors website, which also includes a very useful Blog section full of tips and advice.