Ever thought about becoming a Mentor?
We are always looking for experienced, successful business people to become mentors and share their skills and knowledge to help other local businesses.
- Do you have an area of specialism that could be beneficial to other businesses?
- Have you gained a wealth of experience that others can learn from?
- Would you like to help other businesses reach their goals?
If so, becoming a mentor could be a great opportunity for you.
What is Business Mentoring?
The mentoring process works through knowledge transfer. Therefore, it is completely bespoke and tailored to each individual and their business.
Following an initial diagnostic, we would propose a mentor with the appropriate skills, areas of specialism and personality to suit the business and its growth ambitions.
Once both parties agree, the mentor and client meet at mutually convenient times, where the mentor would share their knowledge and experience to help the business identify challenges and develop strategies to grow.
The mentor would not carry out tasks or make decisions, but instead share knowledge and experience, empowering the business to make strategic decisions. In many cases, acting as a sounding board and allowing the client to work “on” the business.
What is required from a Mentor?
Typically, a mentor would meet with a business for 6 x 2 hour meetings over a 3 month period. During these meetings, a growth action plan would be developed which the business would work towards throughout the process.
Following each meeting, the mentor would complete an Ongoing Support Record providing an overview of discussions and actions agreed.
What can I expect as a Mentor?
We provide full support throughout the mentoring process. This starts with an introduction to the programme and delivery, followed by quarterly continuous professional development workshops, covering a range of topics relating to mentoring techniques.
There are many opportunities to network with other mentors, build new relationships and share in the achievements and success of Boost Business Lancashire.
You will be paid expenses following each client meeting to cover your costs (conditions apply) plus a referral fee for any businesses you refer to the programme.
Finally, there is the opportunity to “give something back”. To gain a sense of satisfaction from helping another business succeed and knowing you played a part. Many mentors also experience personal and professional development themselves and form lasting relationships, long after the mentoring support has ended.
So, if you would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us on 01772 429 290