Business Advice and Mentoring

Business Advice and Mentor Programme

Business Advice

Our business advice is available to businesses at the idea/prestart stage and to startup businesses (less than 18 months). This support is free of charge. Apply Now

Mentor Programme

Our mentoring programme is available for startup businesses (less than 18 months) and for established businesses (more than 18 months). This support is free of charge.

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Please note: Company business plans and detailed trading accounts are required with all mentoring applications. These can be uploaded using the link above.

Mentor Panel: See full list of mentors here


The Mentor in Residence @ MERITS Programme is designed to match up the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with small business owners who need practical 1-1 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.