Small Business Mentoring

With over 12 years of experience running a small craft business, I now also offer mentoring for startups and sole trader creative businesses in the crafts and visual arts sector.

When I started my business in 2012, with no previous first-hand business experience, there was much to learn; I made many mistakes and undoubtedly wasted significant amounts of time. With hindsight, I am certain that I could have progressed with more focus with the assistance of a mentor.

I have often observed small business owners overlooking seemingly unimportant or insignificant aspects; overwhelmed by the excess of tasks that clash for priority. I believe that any business is only as good as its least considered element and through my mentorship I promote a holistic and professional approach to cultivate creative businesses of real quality.

There is no simple or guaranteed solution for 'success' when running a small creative business and so my role as a small business mentor is to work with you, bringing an outside perspective alongside my experience to provide practical advice, guidance and insight with the aim of helping you achieve your full potential.

Topics that I can provide feedback on during my mentorship include (but are not limited to);

  • Branding
  • Business productivity and focus
  • Product design & development
  • Customer service
  • Website design & content (photography, copy, etc.)
  • Product descriptions
  • Marketing

My mentoring service is tailored to the individual's requirements, budget and aspirations and can include support via email, video call, telephone, or a combination of these as appropriate.

Please contact me for further information on my mentoring services - I will look forward to hearing from you.