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What makes a good mentor?

A good listener who wants to give something back, for sure, but also someone who can detect the problems that may lie behind an entrepreneur's bravado, says Tim Campbell. Mentorsme is an online gateway for all small and medium-sized businesses looking for some form of mentoring… Read more »

The rise of the super-connected startup

Successful growth companies have always been characterised by their ownership of a clear niche and having a focus on what they do best. But today, argues Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, they excel at using online marketplaces to reach customers around the world and to source talent. Read more »

Six lessons for successful growth

Entrepreneur Bev Hurley, chief executive of YTKO, on the importance of doing genuine market research (not just using Google and talking to your friends), why so many companies get stuck and can’t grow even when they want to, and why your business plan needs to… Read more »

Make more from a mentor

A brain to pick, a shoulder to cry on, and someone to give you the occasional kick in the pants: a mentor can be a fantastic asset for a business owner. Entrepreneurs Rekha Mehr, Tim Campbell and Bev Hurley are all persuaded. Mentorsme is an… Read more »