A new initiative has been launched in Derry that will allow local firms to benefit from the experience and knowledge of a pool of business experts.
The ‘Support My Business NI scheme’ was launched earlier this month and provides a discreet mentoring service led by a team of experienced local business professionals, who are on hand to give confidential advice and assistance to local business owners.
They specialize in a range of areas, including Finance and Business, HR and Employment, Health and Safety, Financial Services, Programme Management and Corporate Governance.
Derry Mayor Kevin Campbell gave his backing to the initiative.
“Many businesses are finding it a challenge to stay afloat during such a difficult economic period, so this new scheme is certainly to be welcomed,” he says.
“The local economy has been deeply affected in recent times, and this is apparent in the closure of a growing number of small businesses. I would encourage any local company in need of support and fresh thinking to avail of the scheme’s impartial mentoring service, and bolster their chances of economic success.”
Businesses can book a free initial consultation, followed by up to three hours of one to one mentoring with a professional trained in their specific business area. They can then engage in a series of workshops designed to offer practical advice and strategies in dealing with the many problems encountered by small businesses.
For more information on the Support My Business scheme go to www.supportmybusinessni.co.uk,