Mentoring Programme

Mentoring

The Mentor Programme is designed to match up the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with small business owner/ managers who need practical and strategic one to one advice and guidance. The mentor contributes independent, informed observation and advice to aid decision making.

All applications for mentor assistance are dealt with individually and are preceded by a business needs analysis to assess the key needs of the business and determine the most imperative mentoring objectives.

Who Qualifies?

The Mentor Programme is open to both new and existing businesses located withìn the LEO region.

The Role of Mentor:

  • Listen
  • Advise and provide direction
  • Help the promoter identify problems and suggest areas for improvement
  • Discuss solutions and innovative ways of improving business activity
  • Help with the decision making process
  • Share experience and knowledge
  • Provide structure and context for discussion
  • Offer assistance in compiling a business plan

Areas of involvement typically include:

  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Planning
  • Market Research
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Production Planning
  • Distribution
  • Corporate Organisation
  • Website Planning & Design


How to apply for one to one mentoring for my business:

  • West Cork: Call 023-8834700 or email: westcork@leo.corkcoco.ie to speak with a Business Advisor about the application process

  • North Cork: Call 022-43235 to speak with a Business Advisor about the application process 

A decision should be made on your application within 10 working days. We reserve the right to refuse the application subject to the needs of your business.

 

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