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At the best of times our minds are often racing with thoughts of what comes next. Whether it’s managing your home, your business or your relationships – we can sometimes struggle to slow down, take a deep breath and look at the wider picture. You may have asked yourself: what’s the next opportunity I can take advantage of? Can I take on a higher workload? What personal development do I need to take my business to the next level? 

Lockdown can become a time of renewal but it can also be extremely stressful and worrying. The country may be standing still right now but you must either work through or figure out how to rebuild after. Either way these are challenging times for the self-employed or gig worker. Time is the greatest wealth we have at the moment, but we need to use it wisely. Getting matched with a mentor could help you to see through the fog and clear a path forward. 

The benefits of having a mentor are numerous and varied. One of the great advantages of our programme is our ability to match you with the perfect mentor. Whether you need a sounding board for new ideas, strategies for growth, industry expertise or even support with personal growth – we can help. Mentors can expose you to new ways of thinking about the obstacles you are facing with your business – but more than just practical knowledge and skills they also offer a wealth of inspiration and reassurance. It is for this reason that many businesspeople credit mentors with empowering them to succeed. 

Our programme exists to harness the power of mentoring to help you and your business thrive. We match mentors not based on the business you run but by your needs and aspirations. The matching process is designed to find the right person for you. Let us help you clear the path forward. 

EnterprisingYou provide fully funded support to the self-employed and gig economy workers across Greater Manchester. If you would like to find out more about EnterprisingYou, register online, email or call 0161 667 6900 to speak to one of our business coaches. 

More information about the EnterprisingYou programme can be found here

About the author

Yvonne Sampson

Yvonne Sampson

Mentoring Advisor at the Growth Company

With an abundance of experience in employment and business support, Yvonne is also a qualified trainer and mentor. 10 years ago Yvonne set up her own sports business along with buying a small franchise and has grown it. She believes people’s strengths come from within and that with the right support everyone can achieve their goals in life.