Inspire a generation with the Smarta Mentor Network

Our mentors are a true representation of small business in Britain. We've got Smarta 100 winners who are still enjoying the success of their first business, entrepreneurs who have turned their back on the corporate world to go it alone, and, of course, those well established entrepreneurs who have been there and seen it all happen over the last decades of British business.

The Smarta Mentor Network will support our Smarta Start Up Loan recipients and help guide their business to its full potential. A mentor is invaluable to your journey as an entrepreneur. They provide vital advice and in depth knowledge on every challenge any industry throws at a business owner.

Mentors will spend at least an hour a month with their mentees, over a twelve month period, to help discover the untapped possibilities of their businesses.

If you’ve dedicated your time and effort to building a great business, you are exactly the right person to be guiding the next generation of entrepreneurs. By spending an hour a month with someone at the start of their business journey, you’ll help to shape the future of small business in Britain.

You’ll provide industry specific guidance to your mentee on the issues they are facing for the first time. You’ll inspire their growth and challenge their passion, whilst providing an outside perspective on a business we know could be huge.

You're not expected to run their businesses for them, or give technical advice outside of your realm of experience. You’re the person who can show someone trying to grow their business the right direction to move in.

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, giving something back and building Britain’s future entrepreneurial community, click here or email loans@smarta.com.

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