Business Support Mentoring Offered to Start Up Loan Recipients through Enterprise NI
To ensure that loan recipients get the most out of their loan, a maximum of 15 hours Business Support Mentoring is offered for FREE in the 12 month period following the disbursement of the loan . This is to help to get businesses off to a flying start, making success more likely by offering a guiding hand through those vital early months of setting up a new business.
Research shows that mentored businesses are more successful long term, as they not only draw on the valuable experience of professionals, but also get a different and very valuable perspective on certain aspects of the business they may tend to overlook themselves.
How and when a mentor supports you during this period is not set in stone and will depend completely upon your individual needs. Your appointed mentors will be your dedicated point of contact for all business related advice, and they will be on hand to help whenever you need their support. Mentoring is completed in the manner which is most convenient for you, either face to face, by telephone, e-mail or Skype (where available).
Depending on the participant’s individual needs, mentoring may be structured or may be more ad-hoc in nature. If required, the mentor can act as your “helpdesk” to provide advice on basic business questions that may arise in the day to day management of your business. Mentoring can be also be used to give more general, long term advice. Your mentor will also be able to advise and signpost other support mechanisms available which may be useful to you and the success of your business.
We have 28 sites across Northern Ireland where you can access help and support and have face to face contact with your suitably qualified business support mentor. This is all designed to give your new business all the support available and offer you the greatest chance of success. Once you have received your loan, we will be in touch to match you with a mentor in your area. Having someone in your corner like this is a tremendous asset that can make a significant difference in the start up phase and throughout various growth stages of your business.
Starting a business and need finance? Then a Start Up Loan through ENI could be for you.
Call us now by telephone on 028 7776 3555.
Or contact us here to get a link to the online application process.