Three ways a mentor can benefit your business

From our experience in delivering business mentoring for thousands of businesses across the county over the last six years, benefits for the business owners include:

Added expertise

No-one is an expert at everything, but running a successful business requires broad-based skills. By working with a mentor who has the skills and experience that you don’t, you can tap into their expertise.

Focus

Unlike an employee, a mentor doesn’t have competing priorities in your business. Their sole focus is helping you succeed by enabling you to work on – rather than in – the business. Mentoring helps create a culture of constant reviewing and improving – a hallmark of the world’s most successful companies

Support

A mentor isn’t there to tell you what to do. Running a business can be lonely and mentors act as a reliable, seasoned soundingboard to help you handle the challenges and opportunities facing your business.

Business owners can create growth and raise their game by signing up to Boost’s mentoring support programme. More than 300 experienced Boost mentors cover a broad range of disciplines, industries and skills and their niche services are fully funded for eligible businesses.

A mentor isn’t there to tell you what to do.

Among businesses to reap the rewards of Boost’s growth mentoring is pet and personal care products manufacturer Group55 Ltd, which increased turnover by more than 40% and created 12 new jobs after founder and owner Stephen Turner took part in the programme.

In fact, Stephen got so much out of mentoring that he became a growth mentor himself.