Sharing our business experience to support and encourage individuals to grow, develop and succeed.
from the government’s Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative suggest
that 70 per cent of small businesses that receive mentoring survive for five
years or more, which is double the rate compared with non-mentored
entrepreneurs, and are 20 per cent more likely to experience growth.
Smarter draws on extensive commercial
and financial knowledge and experience from Corporate and SME operations, to support and
encourage business managers and owners to grow, develop and
succeed in their sphere of business.
such, we help our mentees find the right direction and develop robust
solutions, in order to maximise their business potential and improve their business
Smarter business mentors share knowledge and life
experiences, focusing not just on business competency, but also on helping to
shape business managers and owners character, values, self-awareness, empathy,
and capacity for respect.
For more information, click for a copy of Smarter’s Mentoring Guides:
Working on a discreet basis with only one or two clients at any one time,
is a key part
Currently providing mentoring services to the “Innovating
for Growth Mentoring Programme” which is run by the British Library Business
& IP Centre. The programme is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
funded scheme to support Innovating for Growth Start-ups graduates in their
early stage business development.
“Your direct no
nonsense approach is just what I need.” British Library Business & IP Centre Mentee
“As the owner of a newly
founded SME start-up, Ken provided an insightful and supportive mentoring experience
in the strictest of confidence."
Paul T, Director, Business
Contracts to provide 1:1 mentoring services are usually undertaken on an hourly fee basis for an agreed number of sessions.
Mentored an undergraduate at King’s College London in their final year - helped them find relevant internship placements as part of their Business Management degree. Subsequently worked with them to help them seek gainful employment post graduation.
Acted as a mentor to the business owner of a start-up SME.
Various mentoring experiences with senior and junior colleagues at KPMG.