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How mentoring can beat those post Christmas business blues…

By January 6, 2016March 15th, 2019Advice, Business, Mentoring, Small Business, Somerset

imagesBusinesses – big and small – often notice that the period immediately after the Christmas holiday season is characterised by a lowering of mood. If you employ staff, it is wise to make sure you have all the information you need to ensure you can identify mental health issues  – Christmas is often a time when family arguments cause relationships to struggle and this can have a knock on effect at work. If you work for yourself, and work alone, you may notice that motivation is hard to come by and you are prone to put off important tasks to take you into the new year in buoyant mood.

How can you ensure that January is a productive month, full of resolve and enterprise? It isn’t easy, but having a mentor beside you at a time like this can be invaluable.

Our own John Harris, who works with a number of small and start-up businesses in Somerset says:

“Mentors are all experienced business managers who are willing to listen to the issues facing business owners and where appropriate offer guidance and advice as a critical friend; objectivity is one of many benefits which they bring to the table as well as an alternative point of view often hard to achieve as an entrepreneur fighting to stay afloat; you would be amazed at how helpful and useful a mentor can be and it’s free ”

Similarly if you are newly retired, or working for yourself and want a new year sense of purpose, and have time to spare John says:

“As we [Cornerstone] expand there is a need to recruit both Mentors and Clients and to promote the service wherever possible”.

It is so important to have someone to talk to when business pressures seem overwhelming, or you feel ‘stuck’ as a new year starts. Both clients and mentors benefit from the relationship so if you are interested please do get in touch with on

We look forward to hearing from you.