Start Ups and Mentoring

Signa business consultants can assist in setting up a stable platform to build your new business venture from and are able to help with applications for government start up business grants.


Through its' contacts within the ibd network we have access to other business consultants, business advisers and mentors with a broad range of experience across all areas of industry.  At some point most business owners will benefit from having a more experienced person to turn to that they can bounce ideas off and get guidance on how to deal with issues they will face in the course of running their business. The role of a mentor is to listen and help – it is not a role where their ideas are either imposed from above or where they do the work themselves. Don’t be at all surprised if they sometimes question some of the views you have about how you run your business and get you to look at issues in a fresh way.


Mentors are available to all types and sizes of business.


All Mentors are themselves accredited ibd Business Advisers in their own right and are members of The Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs (IOEE). In addition they have run a company at board level for at least 3 years.


Through their association with ibd, Signa are proud to provide mentors for both Mentorsme which is operated by the Department for Business, Innovations & Skills  (BIS) and the BBA. There are a number of different mentoring options:


  • A free meeting with a mentor to understand the business idea. Expect it to last about 2 hours and ideally should be face-to-face for best results. If more action is needed as a result of the meeting then the mentor will discuss the way forward and any costs that may result with you


  • A £250 payment for  mentoring to assist you in the preparation of a business plan and cashflow forecast together with discussion and advice on the viability of the business.  Again if further support is needed then the mentor will discuss on-going support and costs with you


  • Four 2-hour meetings to assist you in all aspects of getting your business off the ground – the cost for this package is £800


All costs are subject to VAT

If you would like  more information on how Signa can help please call us on 01494 562738 or send us a message.

Signa Ltd

15 Battingswood Gardens


Bucks HP14 4SR

Tel: 01494 562738

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