Building a relationship with a mentor can have a positive effect on your business, whether you are just starting up or are already established. A mentor can help you develop important business skills, support you in making important decisions and put you in touch with useful business contacts.
If you already have plenty of experience in running a business you could think about becoming a mentor. This can be a rewarding way of sharing your knowledge and experience with others.
You can use the national mentoring network - Mentorsme.co.uk - to find business mentors or offer your services to other businesses. Many of the leading mentoring organisations are making their mentors available through this government-backed service.
This guide outlines the different types of business mentoring services and how you can find a suitable mentor. It also describes the benefits of becoming a mentor and how to get involved.