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Volunteer Mentoring Service Launched for Start-Up Businesses

Volunteer Mentoring Service Launched for Start-Up Businesses
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Volunteers are offering a business mentoring service for start-ups

The service is run by volunteers and aims to help new or fledgling businesses by offering practical advice from businesspeople who have the relevant sector experience.

The scheme is open to businesses that have already received one-to-one support or attended a start-up business course delivered by the Chamber, and these firms will be suitably matched with a business mentor.

Keely Hancox of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – who manages the scheme – said that it is important that the businesses have already been in touch by attending a course with the Chamber as it means they will “know what the business is looking for from their mentor.”

She added: “It’s not about running the company or making decisions, it’s about offering impartial advice and top tips to help the business get off the ground.”

Around 25 volunteers recently attended an introductory meeting at Coventry Rugby Club and a further 60 businesspeople have also been in touch to offer their expertise.

Denys Shortt, Chairman of the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said:

“This is exactly the kind of initiative that the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP is supportive of.

“Indeed, I have personal and extensive experience as a coach and mentor and understand the huge benefits that it brings to other business people who are seeking to take their own business to that next level of development.”

For more information on gaining access to the scheme or to find out about becoming a mentor with the Chamber, contact Keely Hancox or Kate Squires on 024 7665 4321.

Visit the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce website for further details.

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