Q. What areas of the Uk do you cover?
Our advisers and consultants are based in various areas and we can offer services in most instances. Contact us to find out.
Q. Can you explain what a business mentor is?
There are numerous definitions, but in broad terms, a mentor is often described as a trusted advisor, a counsellor, a teacher and a friend who is able to provide unbiased advice and support. Business mentoring focuses on personal development, performance, and profits, and is tailored to the clients / individuals objectives.
Effective business mentoring relies on the experience, knowledge and skills of the mentor to facilitate the development of behaviours contributing to more effective performance.
Q. What are the benefits of business mentoring?
A business mentor often acts as a ‘sounding board’, providing ‘fresh perspective’ to identify, evaluate and address development needs or opportunities. The business mentor uses experience, skills, and knowledge to support your professional development activities.
Q. What is business coaching?
In contrast to business mentoring, business coaching tends to be used to improve skills of an individual or group in order to improve effectiveness of the business. Outcomes may include improved leadership skills, decision making, and confidence.
Q. What is a website evaluation?
Website evaluations take a variety of forms depending on your needs. Typically, an evaluation will consider website functionality, performance, materials and content, strengths and weaknesses. This is then used to identify opportunities for improving your website, in the context of your customers and target market.
Q. How much does advice and consultancy cost?
Contact us with your details and outline of your requirements for an informal discussion. Fees may be charged on a day rate, project fee, commission arrangement or a combination.
Q. I am starting a new business, can you help?
Yes. A good portion of clients are new or startup businesses. You might also look at the business support page for various agencies which may offer free support.
Q. What is involved in a systems review?
An IT review checklist will typically include: evaluation of your website, network and communications infrastructure, paper and manual systems, database systems, contact management, remote working facilities, multimedia, office productivity software, systems management, contingency planning, backup, training, and security.
Outcomes from a review typically include identified opportunities for more effective use of existing resources, and potential to further exploit technology solutions and particularly the internet for business improvement.