Are you a growing business in search of support and guidance from an experienced business professional? We all know the impact that someone like Gordon Ramsey can have on a business. Hell’s Kitchen and similar programmes demonstrate easily the difference an experienced, impartial expert eye can bring to your business. Today’s TV programmes like the apprentice and dragons den encourage us to think about how our businesses are different and show us how we as individual business leaders can make our businesses unique, successful and potentially saleable.
Our volunteer mentors can work with you to help you work through your business plan, review your business plan and plan future activity.
Our volunteer mentors are experienced business professionals, some have accounting backgrounds and most have financial experience. All our completely independent and will provide you with a sounding board and guidance.
Are you planning for business growth? Our volunteer business mentors can help you to achieve your potential by identifying barriers to growth and providing you with help to think through your growth strategy and action plan.
Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. It includes the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking. Someone with critical thinking skills is able to understand the logical connections between ideas and working with a business mentor can help to develop these skills.
The programme was good. It brings together a skillset that one way or another you tend to have accumulated over the years of experience, but pulls it together nicely into a mentoring approach. I have been able to use mentoring techniques in the day job during colleague one to ones etc, so definitely able to bring the whole programme to life.
Elaine is a fantastic coach and without everything she had taught me about pitching in our workshop I would not have won my university business plan competition. I would highly recommend her to any young entrepreneur.
I am privileged to have had one-to-one mentoring and coaching sessions with Elaine as my mentor under the New Enterprise Allowance scheme. It has been a fantastic experience. Her support and knowledge have been invaluable in these early days of my business. She has given me the confidence to tackle a number of things on my own ,such as setting up my own website. This has all been done in a friendly,relaxed yet professional manner. I would not hesitate in recommending her services to other businesses.
I have worked with Elaine for 5 years and have nothing but praise, both for her and the tireless work she has has done for women in business regionally and nationally. Her business talents rise above many other providers and the professionalism and passion that she puts into supporting local companies has had a profound effect, that has created growth and job opportunities. Elaine is extremely proficient in her key skill areas of marketing and ICT support and her work with the Mentoring Programme (that she has run so well) has allowed businesses to share her knowledge to better themselves. I would recommend Elaine and her business to any company that is looking for genuine and honest support to lead them forward and upward.
I have worked with Elaine through the Wirral Business Forum where she has shown great vision, passion and dedication to promoting Wirral as a place to live and work. Her business acumen has been of great assistance to all those who have been involved in the Wirral Business Forum with her. I have also had the benefit of Training from Designated Associates working with Roy Casella on Power Point & Excel. He was first class: first of all he took time to understand what I wanted to learn and how I wanted to use these products before delivering Training that acheived those outcomes. Elaine and her Team put the package together for me and across all the varied types of Training available at Designated Associates I would wholeheartedly recommend Elaine and her Team.