Mentoring / Business Advice

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.

Who Qualifies?

Business Mentoring Programmes is open to existing businesses located within County Kildare.  The Business Advice Clinics are open to both new and existing businesses.

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;

  • General Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Planning
  • Market Research
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Website Planning

How to Apply for the Mentor Programme?

If you wish to apply for mentoring, please complete the Mentor application form at this link and return to the office.

Business Advice Clinics

Business Advice clinics are held to assist people with a start up business idea or for help with their existing business. If you wish to make an appointment at one of the clinics, please complete the Business Advice application form at this link and return to the office.  Appointments are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please bear in mind that there is huge demand for appointments at the moment.