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.
I had a thought provoking – and sad – conversation with an HR director of a professional firm recently. We are doing a workshop for partners to help them think about their future – unretirement, if you like. Like many firms they are starting to help partners some years ahead, not just in the last year as they are about to leave.
I had an interesting session with a director of a global corporate the other day. When we were exploring what she might do next, I asked her various questions including, ‘Are you interested in helping women into leadership positions?’
If you are over 50 and aspiring to be an entrepreneur, you may be curious about business or wondering if it is too late to start a business. If that’s you then this may be the article you need to read.