Business Mentoring Service

The Business Mentoring Service is an opportunity for you to gain insights and support from an experienced business professional who knows what it is like to start and manage a successful business.

What is the Business Mentoring Service?


A free mentoring service to support new business

Budding entrepreneurs and start-up business owners based throughout the Sheffield City Region are being urged to take advantage of a new, free of charge, mentoring programme that will give them the best possible start on their business journey.

Developed by Launchpad, which forms part of the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, the scheme matches new entrepreneurs and business owners which have been trading for less than two years with an experienced business mentor. 

Benefits of Mentoring

A mentor can provide free advice and support whether you are just starting to think about a business idea or are interested in ways to develop and grow your business. The benefits of having a business mentor are many. Irshad Akbar, Business Mentoring Manager at Launchpad, said:  “Launching a business can be a daunting time for new entrepreneurs, who often find themselves feeling isolated and unsure where to get the right advice to develop their business ideas”. Launchpad’s mentoring programme provides the opportunity to collaborate, share knowledge and experience and perhaps most importantly of all, learn from individuals who once stood in their shoes.

“The programme follows a tried and tested formula which helps to give new business owners the confidence to grow and develop their ideas, as well as offering a chance to share concerns with someone who has ‘been there, done that’. Our mentors come from many different backgrounds and they share a passion to help others succeed.