"Start-up business success depends on many things. That is why XF have developed support throughout the five stages of our holistic start-up journey. Mentoring can be your saviour, as you won't always get everything right first time; therefore access to the right sort of mentoring is essential. The variety of mentoring channels and the strength of the capabilities at your disposal through X-Forces will make that difference for you. So make sure you use it."Martin Wing, Chairman, X-Forces
WHAT IS THE X-FORCES MENTORING PROGRAMME?
X-Forces believe mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. We encourage our business owners to enter into our free mentoring programmes. This is an effective way to gain the knowledge and skills from mentors with relevant experience. X-Forces also provides other services such as: specialist webinars, on-demand videos and networking events.
WHAT IS A MENTOR?
A mentor is a guide who can help the mentee to find the right direction and who can help them to develop solutions to career or business issues. Mentors rely mainly upon having had similar experiences to the mentee, albeit sometimes in a different business settings, this though gives them an understanding of the issues mentees face.
WHO ARE THE X-FORCES MENTORS?
As part of the X-Forces offering, a network of affiliate partners are available who can provide expert business advice and support services. You can read more about our partners here
WHAT METHODS OF MENTORING SUPPORT DO YOU PROVIDE?
- 1-2-1 Mentoring
- Peer to peer support
- Access to specialist advise and support on a variety of topics
- Events and networking
- Specialist Webinars
HOW CAN I ACCESS MENTORING?
If you have drawn down a Start Up Loan with ourselves you will be automatically eligible for 12 month free mentoring.
If you have attended an X-Forces & Help for Heroes Business Xperience Course, you will be automatically eligible for 6 free mentoring sessions.
We have other mentoring places available for our military beneficiaries. These are assessed on a case by case basis and an application can be made here.
HOW DO I BECOME A MENTOR?
X-Forces has a bank of mentors, individual and corporate, who support our XF start-ups. Mentors provide a vital function to our start-ups, from providing fresh industry insights and sharing expertise, developing knowledge and skills and acting as a soundboard for our entrepreneurs.
If you wish to explore becoming a mentor for X-Forces please call 0800 368 9533 or email us and someone will be in touch.