The Programme / Mentoring
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Having access to information and skills is vital when undertaking any enterprise but also being able to call upon a mentor to talk through the process. A mentor can help cast an independent eye over business plans and question any marketing or sales assumptions that may have taken thereby encouraging healthy debate.
A typical mentor would then to be a business person who has either had general experience or specialised knowledge within certain fields. Mentoring itself is a skill and training and support is offered to potential mentors and continuing support to those that have mentored for some time. Access to specialized experts can sometimes be via a Master-class scenario bringing a number of young business people together to explore a single topic. Some country programmes offer networking events for the mentors themselves, individuals that give up their own time to act as mentors are greatly appreciated not only by the young people they mentor but also the local LiveWIRE programme itself.
Some LiveWIRE country programmes can also offer a virtual mentoring service where questions or queries can be posted on-line and answered via a mentoring group. The whole process is undertaken remotely.