Be the Business, Rapid Response Cohort

29 Apr 2020


During the unprecedented circumstances caused by the Coronavirus crisis, Be the Business are committed to doing everything to help businesses through the immediate impacts and assist in rebuilding once it is over.

In response to this, Be the Business have introduced a 12 week Rapid Response mentoring programme.

The aim is to help guide SMEs through the crisis, provide them with a sounding board for difficult decisions, and help business owners to develop the most suitable strategy for their business. This will be more of a peer-to-peer support programme as opposed to a long-term mentoring relationship.

About the Rapid Response Mentoring Programme

The programme is intended to be a short, sharp injection of support and will entail:

  • 12 week support intervention to deal with acute business challenges
  • Suggested weekly calls or online meetings of 1-2 hours
  • Rapid matching process with existing registered and available mentors and SMEs
  • Accelerated registration process for ‘new’ mentors and SMEs
  • Participation in virtual groups/webinars covering support on relevant topics with mentor advisor support

In order to help as many businesses as possible, the eligibility criteria for SMEs has been set at a minimum of £1m+ turnover and 6 full time employees for this cohort.

For further information, please contact