RBSS Provide mentors for a number of companies such as Virgin Start Up, Transmit Start Up, Fredericks Foundation and privately. Business mentoring is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences. It is a helpful relationship based upon mutual trust and respect.

Small Businesses are the engine room of the UK economy. Working with a business mentor is an effective way to support an entrepreneur through a development and learning journey. It’s an enabler, a two way process and one of the best ways to provide an outside perspective on the business owner and his business. It has a beginning and there should be an exit strategy as well.

  Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind.
– Sir Richard Branson  


Working with business mentors is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge.


Running a business can be the best feeling in the world. But it can also be the most stressful and defeating feeling. Just look at the success rate of new businesses. It is difficult to be one of those companies that succeed. As an entrepreneur you will have many skills but you can’t be expected to know everything about business right from the start; there will always be gaps in your knowledge. And that’s normal; it’s not a reason to panic! Sometimes the right advice and support can make a world of difference. That is exactly what we do. We pride ourselves on providing good quality advice and support from our experienced business mentors.

There are many factors involved in creating a successful business, from a sound business strategy to satisfied customers to good marketing. Part of being in business means you are always learning. The role of a small business mentor is simply to speed that process up. We do this by supplying our business knowledge and expertise. As part of our overall services, our business mentors will help you find all you need to make informed decisions. We are there as someone to bounce ideas off of.

Confidence is a crucial element of building a successful business, and having someone shout your corner will definitely boost your confidence. Helping you learn how to quickly and effectively solve problems that may come up is just another example why business mentors are so helpful.

Business mentoring is a great way to have the support that you need when making business decisions that could affect the future success of your company.