Business Mentoring

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Businesses across Devon and Somerset now have access to services designed to help local businesses and start-ups identify and access the best business support available for their individual businesses.

Advisors will work with you to identify your business goals and through their referral service introduce you to support services that will help you realise your businesses potential.  Businesses will be supported as plans develop and advisors will make sure you are getting the support you need to succeed.  For more information go to or email or call 0345 6047 047.  The website also contains information on events so keep an eye open for a course that may be of interest to you!

Cornerstone Mentoring

  • Starting a business or looking to grow your business?
  • Too busy to plan ahead?
  • Unable to view your business objectively?
  • Want to discuss your ideas with an experiened Business Manager?

A Cornerstone Mentor could be what you need!

Cornerstone Mentoring offer free support to pre-start and start-up small businesses that are seeking to develop and improve profitability. They will match an experienced Business Manager to your needs. Since their launch in 2012, Cornerstone Mentoring have helped over 100 businesses in Somerset.

Their mentoring consists of a number of face-to-face sessions, together with email and telephone contact with your Mentor.

Cornerstone is a not-for-profit organisation of experienced Business Managers who have volunteered their time to help small business owners in Somerset.

To see how other local businesses have already benefitted, see the video below.

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Visit to learn more and sign up for a mentor or email

Business Mentors Needed

Due to expansion of our service, we are also looking for experienced business people who would like to become mentors.  If you have experience of successfully growing a business and are interested in giving your time voluntarily to assist fledgling companies in the area, then Cornerstone would like to hear from you!  In addition to general business managers, we also need business people who have specialist business skills and experience in areas such as marketing, finance, legal and contractual and information technology.

For further information, please visit or email 

 Click the PDF to view the Cornerstone Service Flyer