How has 2017 been for you and your business? Globally, this has been a difficult year, and businesses have not been immune from the turmoil on the wider political stage. However, there is evidence that more people than ever are considering starting their own business, and here at Cornerstone, we have had more applicants for mentoring than ever before.
So as we approach another new year – they are flying by now, as the world speeds up communication and customer service is increasingly devoted to how quickly a service is provided – why not take stock? If you have your own business, there will be aspects you can seek to improve; financial, sales or marketing perhaps. If you are currently seeking new employment, perhaps you have a great idea for a business that you would like advice about before you commit your time, energy and money to setting it up?
The winter is a tough time for many businesses, but for others, it is the best time of year. Here at Cornerstone, we are able to match you with a mentor with the skills and experience your business or business idea needs, and best of all the advice is always free. Our mentors are all volunteers committed to sharing their expertise to help build a better business environment in Somerset.
So thank you to the local authorities and business organisations that have funded us this year and to all our mentors and mentees for their hard work.
A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all, and don’t forget you can always contact us for mentoring advice, or to offer your services as a volunteer mentor – we are always looking for new people to join our team.