Thanks to the dozens of people who have signed up to be mentors to entrepreneurs and leaders – of any sector – in these challenging times (if you want to know more – go to www.next-up.com and click on the 500 mentors popup).
Next-Up has just launched their 500 mentors initiative with the support of Leeds City Council. I think it is a great idea - we’ll all need to help each other like never before both during and in the wake of COVID-19.
Two weeks ago we had a sell-out intergenerational mentoring event organised for Leeds Digital Festival in April. Clearly the event has been cancelled. But tech entrepreneurs need a helping hand and a mentor now, more than ever.
Gareth Healey has kindly allowed us to share this blog, which has great advice for anyone mentoring entrepreneurs or business leaders. Written for marketing agencies but the points are worth thinking about for any organisation.
One of our fantastic Next-Up mentors wrote this and happy for us to share this very helpful summary of government support that is available. Could be useful if you are mentoring a business that needs help.