Mentoring and Advice

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At the Local Enterprise Office Monaghan we offer businesses the chance to have business advice sessions with our experienced advisors.

If you wish to avail of our free advice service, please contact our office via phone or email to arrange an appointment with one of our business advisors.

Phone: 047 71818


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 registered businesses with no greater than 10 employees who are based in County Monaghan.

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?

Download and complete the Mentoring Application Form .  The form will ask you describe your business and the type of support you are seeking.  Return by post or email to .  We will then match you up with a suitable mentor.