One to One 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.

Who Qualifies?

Business Mentoring Programmes is open to both new and existing businesses located within County Laois.

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?

To apply for mentoring / business advice, please complete the application form and return to this office.

A representative of this office will then contact you to discuss your application. If it is decided that the information provided makes you suitable to avail of our mentoring service you can then pay for this service online using the following links:

If you are availing of 1 session of mentoring follow this link

If you are availing of 3 sessions of mentoring follow this link

When you have paid for the agreed amount of mentoring sessions the mentor assigned to you will contact you directly to arrange the time, date and location of your mentoring sessions. 

Business Advice Clinics

Business Advice clinics are held at various locations throughout Laois to assist people with an idea.  If you wish to make an appointment at one of the clinics, please contact this office. 

 

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