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Sharing our business experience to support and encourage individuals to grow, develop and succeed.

Figures 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.

As such, we help our mentees find the right direction and develop robust solutions, in order to maximise their business potential and improve their business performance.


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:

What is Mentoring:

Smarter Business Mentoring - Guide 1


Why Hire a Mentor:

Smarter Business Mentoring - Guide 2


Working on a discreet basis with only one or two clients at any one time, is a key part of Smarter’s strategy.

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.

National Mentoring Day (27 October 2017) Ken J Davey speaks about his experience on mentoring


“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 Start-up


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.