Our partner from UK presenten Mentor-net as an example of a good practices from the Hampshire region.
Mentor-net was set up in 2010 with the aim of providing a business support service through mentoring for small and medium sized businesses across Hampshire, support that wasnt available through any other low cost route at the time.
The object of the program is to provide a low cost mentoring support service previously unavailable for start-ups/SMEs who were stuck and/or needed an independent but experienced and confidential ear and sounding board as well as providing guidance and advice to help and encourage clients with the decision-making process to develop their business.
Mentor-net recruits experienced business people to act as Volunteer Business Mentors, trains and supports them, linking them with trading businesses in need of Mentoring support.
Each mentor is recruited and selected on factors, such as:
- business experience and a knwledge in this subject;
- knowledge about issues and concerns of small businesses in the regions: Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight;
- ethical standards of dealing with business;
- ability to mentor others as individuals and in the context of their business.
More info: www.mentor-net.co.uk/case-studies/