Mentoring and Mentor Panel


Mentoring 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.

Who Qualifies?

This service is free of charge to all registered micro-enterprises operating within the county and trading more than six months.  Each mentoring assignment will consist of up to nine hours of support at times and dates agreed between you and your assigned mentor.

The Role of a 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 ...

  • Finance.
  • Business.
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing.
  • Sales and Marketing.

To avail of this service, please complete the application form at the link above.  You will be contacted regarding the availability of a suitable mentor.  If you have any queries please contact or

Here is what some past participants have said about the programme:

I just completed my last mentoring meeting and wanted to express my gratitude at having this resource avialable.  My Mentor was a great fit as my blind spot was in all social media and advertising forums.  He supported and gave me great advice and direction.

Elizabeth Hanney, Elizabeth the Life Coach

Our main goal with the mentoring sessions was to improve our business practices in order to acquire more clients.  My mentor helped me develop strategies using the most up to date methods in digital marketing, website SEO and sales lead generation.  I found her upbeat, always willing to help and fully knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of areas beneficial to my business.

Garret Lynam, Zoner Vision