The role of mentor to business owners and entrepreneurs is a specific skill. Many external consultants have a specific skill eg accounting.
However we bring a wealth of experience to all the business functions and would be in contact offering opinions and advise on a daily basis. Our role is not to run the business but to discuss the options available and help reach decision on a daily basis. It is a valuable service and we are always happy to be paid on the subsequent improved performance of the company.
Consulting is task focussed and normally time limited. Small companies need routine tasks to be completed on a regular basis but lack resources to free up staff to complete them.
We are ex senior IT and telecom managers who have knowledge of how to run these businesses, and are familiar with many of the problems. Specific tasks include help with Budget Planning, Market Strategy, Product Planning, HR/Recruitment, Contracts, Sales Operations and International Operations.